The Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 had been enacted by the Government of India on October 25, 1980 through an Act of Parliament. Since then, a lot of development has taken place by way of framing of Forest Conservation Rules and issue of Guidelines from time to time.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Haryali Welfare Society Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 13/11/2013 regarding allegation that the Respondent State (Haryana) was allowing felling and sale of trees by auction inviting tenders from the private contractors which was contrary to the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as well as the National Policy and the Policy framed and approved by the Competent Authority.

Nepal’s diverse landscape is presenting various forest management challenges, and the country has experienced significant forest lost over the years. Therefore, achieving sustainable forest management in the country is a major need to be addressed if national level REDD processes are to yield any benefits for Nepal.

As the demand for land intensifies, people and governments are facing increasing pressure on the access, management and governance of land and forests.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today directed the Haryana government to avoid awarding contract to private contractors for felling dead and dry trees in forest areas in the state as it was hearing a petition in this regard.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar directed that though the tender process for inviting private contractors can go, the contract shall not be awarded.

The environment ministry told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that a new green regulator was unnecessary as an appropriate mechanism to monitor and enforce compliance with conditions that govern cle

Censured by the Supreme Court for not putting in place a national regulator for environmental clearances despite its 2011 order, the government informed the court Wednesday that creation of such an

The government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that a ‘super’ environment regulator may not be required if an equally effective regulatory system, adhering to the court's guiding principles in

The Reang tribe in Tripura, which practised shifting cultivation and still does to an extent, faces serious problems with the state government implementing measures to turn them into settled cultivators. This essay points out that government programmes have widened social disparities among the Reangs and brought in alternatives that cannot sustain them round the year. It argues that shifting cultivation, which aims at self-sufficiency, is still remunerative compared to other forms of cultivation if traditional forest and land rights are restored to the tribal people.

An application has been filed before the National Green Tribunal against Haryana Government’s invitation to private contractors for felling and removal of trees in forest areas, which is in violati