A five-day international symposium on ‘Transforming Mountain Forestry’ was held in Dehradun, India from 18 to 22 January 2015 to explore options for sustainable forest management practices and policies that address the changing conditions in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). The symposium was jointly organized by India’s Ministry of

Launched on the occasion of the seventh FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference, held from 20-21 October 2015 in Madrid, Spain, the 'State of Europe's Forests 2015' report shows expansion of Europe's forest area and progress on sustainable forest management.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday launched a pilot afforestation programme, near the famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, with an aim to restore critically-degraded forests in the State.

The Ministry of Climate Change has decided to take the National Forest Policy-2015 to Council of Common Interests (CCI) for approval after getting cold shoulder from chief secretaries of all the fo

Describing forest as nature's great gift, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for framing a policy and involving people to conserve forest wealth in the state.

PORVORIM: Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte opined that villagers should not allow the government to demarcate their land as ‘private forest’ until the Private Forest Management Policy was framed, all sta

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed serious concerns over poor condition of forests in the country and directed the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) to initiate prompt remedial measures to c

India is one of the frontrunners in the globe, where a forest policy has been in vogue since long ago. The tribal rights were very much respected during the British regime.

This action plan has been developed to fulfill the requirements of the UNFCCC through development and implementation of a robust and transparent national forest monitoring system.

The implementation of Community Forest (CF) rights and Community Forest Resource (CFR) rights under the Forest Rights Act 2006 (FRA) can transform forest governance and rural livelihoods in India.