Small and medium-sized Asian businesses specializing in forest and ecosystem services can play a key role in reducing deforestation in the region, according to a new study.

With a view to encourage eco-tourism in the vicinity of the Taj Mahal , the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh has given its nod to develop nearly 200-km long 'Bicycle Highway' from A

Having shelved the approved state Eco-Tourism Policy on two previous occasions, it for the third time that the state Cabinet will put its stamp of approval on the once again amended policy, tailore

Keeping the global as well as local developments in perspective, the Government of Maharashtra understands the importance of the Tourism Sector and the opportunity it presents. The state has identified Tourism as a priority sector.

Kerala bagged two of the five awards for tiger reserves at the 3rd Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation that got under way in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Asia and the Pacific is a dynamic region. Regional megatrends, such as urbanization, economic and trade integration and rising incomes and changing consumption patterns, are transforming its societies and economies while multiplying the environmental challenges.

In a move that leaves the Oommen Chandy government red-faced ahead of the polls, the state Cabinet has revoked its order allowing paddy field reclamation for two major investment projects.

NASHIK: During a brainstorming session on the rejuvenation of river Godavari by city-based activists and experts, Deepak Naik chairman of Maharashtra State Economic Development Council and Rekha So

Many threatened species rely on ecotourism for conservation funding, but simultaneously suffer direct ecological impacts from ecotourism. For a range of IUCN-Redlisted terrestrial and marine bird and mammal species worldwide, we use population viability analyses to calculate the net effects of ecotourism on expected time to extinction, in the presence of other anthropogenic threats such as poaching, primary industries and habitat loss.

PANJIM: With the government intending to promote eco-tourism in eco-sensitive areas (ESA), the process to draft Zonal Master Plans for each of notified ESA around six wildlife protected areas has b