ALTHOUGH world trade in forest products continues to be dominated by the industrialised countries, exports of forest products have come to play an important economic role in many developing

Forest products have become a fad in industrialised countries and are used to make a wide range of things, from ice creams to shampoos. For the Amazon tribals, however, this outpouring of wealth has ravished their cultural identity in crassly commercial m

This book constitutes the proceedings of a seminar on the economics of the sustainable use of forests resources was held in New Delhi in 1990. To deal with the various aspects of forest use and management, the seminar was divided into five sessions. The first session dealt with natural resource accounting with special reference to forests. The second session dealt with certain basic issues of forest management. The third session focussed on the state of knowledge about forest products.

This report illustrates two alternative approaches to promoting sustainable woodfuel production by farmers and communities with a commercial focus. The report aims to provide readers with a thorough analysis of these two approaches, focusing on strategic aspects, guiding principles, overall results, and lessons learned.

SHILLONG: In a bid to deal with indiscriminate slashing of forests for charcoal manufacturing, the Forest and Environment Department has notified the Meghalaya Charcoal (Control of Production, Storage, Trade and Transit) Rules 2008.

The three-day residential training programme on modern bamboo structure and housing organised by Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) in collaboration with Building Material and Technology Promoti

Activists welcome the notification of the forest rights act, but say it has been diluted. Forest dwellers will require documentary evidence to claim rights, which most do not have, says Shankar

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will the new forest rights rules empower forest communities? There are mixed responses to the recently released draft of the Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Rules, 2007. Announced on June 19, the rules are meant to operationalise the parent act. The Union ministry of tribal affairs has sought comments.

How should a forest be defined in India? The Union ministry of environment and forests is currently preoccupied with this question. Placing this process in context, archi rastogi finds the custodian of India s forests coul