Maintaining habitats amidst a mosaic multiple-use landscape connecting the protected areas is important to maintain ecosystem balance as well as viable and genetically diverse populations.

Report filed by the Principal Secretary, Forest & Wildlife Department, Kerala on steps taken for forest fire protection.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in Hindustan dated 21.04.2022 titled “Village in danger due to fire in forest” dated 29/04/2022.

The matter was taken up in light of captioned media report to the effect that forest fire has taken place in Champavat division in Uttarakhand, adversely affecting the environment and biodiversity and the life of inhabitants and animals in the area including Boom, Bhigrada, Devidura forest and Sakedna, Machiyad, Poorvi Tallapal Veloon which requires remedial action.

This study presents a micro-level assessment of forest fires by identifying the states most vulnerable to high-intensity forest fires and their district hotspots while taking climate change indicators into consideration. The study also investigates the impact of forest fires on local air pollution.

Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030, 30 per cent by the end of 2050 and 50 per cent by the end of the century, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal.

Wildfires are burning more severely and more often, urban noise pollution is growing into a global public health menace, and phenological mismatches – disruptions in the timing of life-cycle stages in natural systems – are causing ecological consequences.

The Action Taken Report (ATR) of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in Three Hundred Twenty Fourth Report of the Committee on 'Status of Forests in India' of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

A new World Meteorological Organization bulletin on Aerosols examines the impact of biomass burning (wildfires and open burning for agriculture) on climate and air quality. It covers the episodes of the 2019/2020 Australian bushfires, the 2015 Indonesia peatfires and smoke transport from boreal forest fires to the Arctic.

A new Greenpeace Indonesia report, Restoration Up in Smoke: Losing the Battle to Protect Peatlands, identifies major contradictions in the Indonesian government’s claims to meet its peatland restoration targets. Greenpeace analysis shows that repeated fires have occurred in the priority peatland restoration areas.

FAO published a new study on forest-related disasters that will help contribute to the development of effective responses for future incidents.

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