Nagpur: Considering threat to tigers from ‘illegal’ brick kilns operating in Katlabodi in Kalmeshwar forest range, 30km from Nagpur, the revenue department has declined permission to one of the uni

Law to be enforced to bring down incidents of forest fire

CHENNAI: Nearly one-third of the area in the country with sandalwood distribution is in Tamil Nadu with the state covering an area of 3,040sqkm spread across several districts.

The Parliament has cleared this bill to exclude bamboo from the definition of tree under the Indian Forest Act, stating it would improve earnings of tribals and dwellers living around forests.

NEW DELHI: Delhi had seen one of the worst years in terms of air pollution last year but the city did not file a single case against anyone for violating the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollutio

President clears ordinance amending Forest Act

The Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 was promulgated on November 23, 2017. It amends the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Under the Act, the definition of tree includes palms, bamboos, stumps, brush-wood and canes. The Ordinance amends this definition to remove the word bamboos.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Wildlife Society of Orissa (Forest Encroachment) Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 12/10/2017 regarding encroachment of forest lands in Odisha. The Affidavit filed by Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, MoEF and CC provides informs the Court that the Government of Odisha has been asked to initiate necessary action to evict the encroachments and MoEF & CC has asked the State to treat this as violation of Indian Forest Act, 1927 and the Orissa Forest Act, 1972.

This report is an outcome of the Community Forest Rights-Learning and Advocacy Process (CFR-LA) which was initiated in 2011 to facilitate exchange of information and experiences to reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRs) under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwelle

Protection of the natural world has been an integral part of Indian culture and heritage.

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