An international forum on forests promises to bring in real change

The government of Niger is modifying the country's forestry policy to evolve sustainable ways to harvest wood. It is launching a

The Madhya Pradesh government has recently sent a letter to the Prime Minister seeking changes in the Forest Conservation Act, 1980. The principal secretary, forests, Madhya Pradesh government, Sudeep Banerjee , spoke to

THEORITICAL and empirical studies of collective management of natural resources have proved the efficacy of common property as an efficient institutional arrangement. In India, joint forest

Zambian forests are being threatened due to the large-scale exploitation of their resources for fuelwood. Though Zambia is a major producer of electricity, only seven per cent of Zambian homes are

Fighting the drought preoccupies the new government. Charting a mining policy to explore the rich mineral deposits is next on the agenda

The process of alienating people from natural resources has not stopped, even with the attainment of statehood

Most politicians and activists see the Forest Conservation Act as a hurdle towards empowering the tribal population. They want the act amended

Rich in natural resources but extremely poor, the three new states are in need of a new strategy for development. But no blueprints have been drawn so far. DOWN TO EARTH reports on the posers thrown up by the birth of Chattisgarh, Uttaranchal and J

It is estimated that around 8,000 years ago, more than six billion hectares (around 40 per cent) of the