The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has come up with a draft document on 'Safeguards Information System for REDD+' for public comments, a step necessary to access the financial support for REDD+.

Forest destruction and degradation is accelerating the severe climate and nature crises facing the world. Halting business practices that contribute to this degradation is a vital priority and investment in forest conservation and restoration is urgently needed. Investing in forests fulfils multiple corporate priorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jaipal Singh Vs Lt. Governor, Delhi & Others dated 15/01/2021. The matter related to conservation and protection of Delhi Ridge which is an extension of Aravalli Range extending from Tughlaqabad and branching out in Wazirabad in the north and also other parts of Delhi.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/01/2021.

The matter related to the problems faced by the forest officers and staff in the course of protecting flora and fauna in the forests. The SC took  serious view of the situation and said that the forest officers and staff would be in no position to protect the environment and the forests which are normally vast tracts of uninhabited land and of which poachers take undue advantage for carrying out their nefarious activities.

Additional affidavit on behalf of Aditya N. Prasad & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/12/2020.

The matter related to shortage of manpower and equipment faced by the Department of Forests and Wildlife, Government of NCT of Delhi. This was causing hindrance in performance of their responsibilities as mandated by various statutes for protection of the environment, urban trees, forests and wildlife.

Compliance report by the Department of Forests & Wildlife, Government of NCT of Delhi in the matter of Aditya N. Prasad & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/11/2020. The report was in compliance to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order of July 2, 2020.

Indigenous populations of the Amazon own 210 million hectares of land and have proven to be highly skilled in the field of forest conservation: the deforestation rate is 0.8%, i.e., even less than that of protected areas (1.1%) and obviously significantly lower than that of the Amazon as a whole.However, under the rules of the game as set forth

Order of the High Court of Manipur in the matter of The Manipur Valley Village Reserve Forest Rights Protection Association Vs State of Manipur & Others dated 03/06/2020.

The petitioner had filed a PIL on the issue of forests and reserved forests of Manipur, which were being denuded and illegally encroached for various activities. The order noted that the "destruction of forests and invasion/intrusion of human beings in the forest domain displacing forest species appears to be a major factor for the series of diseases like the present COVID-19."

Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, an organization under the Ministry carries out the assessment of forest and tree cover (FTC) of the country biennially and the findings are published in India State of Forest Report (ISFR). The total FTC of the country, as per the ISFR 2019 is 8,07,276 km2 which is 24.56% of the total geographical area of the country. This is an increase of 5,188 km2 (forest cover 3,976 km2 and tree cover 1,212 km2) as compared to that of FTC in ISFR-2017 and 13,209 km2 (forest cover 10,754 km2, tree cover 2,455 km2) as compared to FTC in ISFR, 2015.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajesh Kumar Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 18/11/2019 regarding destruction of Khasra No. 494 which is a forest land in Mandi.

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