An ethnographic survey on the island of Satjelia in the Sundarbans shows how exclusionary conservation practices are intensifying the vulnerabilities of the local population. An inclusive conservation policy would privilege both biodiversity and people’s livelihoods.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Shramik Adivasi Sangathan Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 12/08/2016 regarding illegal excavations by various private persons including contractors and violations of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 in Harda, Betul and Khandwa Districts of Madhya Pradesh.


Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Jayant Baregar Vs State of Maharashtra & Others dated 08/01/2016 regarding illegal cutting down of trees in Sindhudurg District of Maharashtra.

Order of the High Court of Jharkhand in the matter of Ram Ayodhya Yadav Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 28/07/2015 regarding confiscation of trucks loaded with coal illegally extracted from the forest area, Ramgarh, Jharkhand.

Judgement of the Bombay High Court in the matter of Sinhagad Technical Education Society, Through President Prof. Maruti N, Navle VsS Dy. Conservator Of Forest, Pune And Ors dated 03/02/2015 regarding the issue of ownership of lands bearing Gat Nos.310 and 311 situated at village Kusgaon Budruk, Taluka Maval, District Pune.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/09/2014 regarding encroachment and felling of trees from the reserve forest area falling in Mussoorie Forest Division by an officer of IPS cadre.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sonya Ghosh Vs. Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 29/08/2014 regarding illegal felling of the trees undertaken for widening of Andheria Mor and Mehrauli-Mahipalpur stretch, Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ram Lakhan Singh Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 12/08/2014 regarding rampant encroachment taking place in the forest land of Jharkhand. The Applicant has also stated that encroachment is made in connivance with the officials of the State of Jharkhand which will cost severe ecological imbalances.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Jagat Ram Chicham Vs State of M.P. Ors. dated 08/05/2014 regarding restraining the functioning of Madhya Pradesh Forest Development Corporation from cutting the trees in the forest. The Applicant alleged that indiscriminate cutting of trees in the forests at Machharaiya, Khursipar, Kutali, Badhar, Ghurwada, Semikol, Jargi and adjoining forest circle is being carried out by MPFDC.

Arbitrary functioning of ICFRE - Abundance of mismanagement and maladministration - Audit Memo No. 21.