SHILLONG: Forest and Environment Minister Prestone Tynsong said that the State Government will be able to take a call on the demand to re-define ‘forest’ again only after holding a consultation wi

The collection and sale of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) forms a significant part of the livelihoods of forest fringe communities in India, with an estimated 10-27 crore people involved in it.

Global production of all major wood products continued to show steady growth in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year, according to new data published by FAO.

Mangroves are being destroyed at a rate 3 - 5 times greater than the average rates of forest loss, costing billions in economic damages and denying millions of people the ecosystem services they need to survive, according to a new report by UNEP.

The State government will file a counter affidavit in the next couple of days before the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking to vacate the stay given by it on the auction of seized red sanders lo

Conserving wildlife while simultaneously meeting the resource needs of a growing human population is a major sustainability challenge. As such, using combined social and environmental perspectives to understand how people and wildlife are interlinked, together with the mechanisms that may weaken or strengthen those linkages, is of utmost importance. However, such integrated information is lacking.

The annual trade of small forest produce in Chhattisgarh has now reached an estimated of Rs850 crore, thanks to sufficient quantity of about 160 varieties of small forest produce available in Stat

South Zone-level Tribal Meet 2014 organised in Salem

Asks states to register growth, felling and sale of timber at local levels, instead of blanket bans

Meghalaya frames guidelines 18 years after Supreme Court ban on timber felling