This 2014 edition of the State of World’s Forests report 2014 launched by FAO focuses on the role of socio-economic benefits provided by forests, including income and employment, wood energy and forest products in housing. It also focuses on the need to shift attention from trees to people, both for data collection and policy making.

Sheer negligence on the part of authorities concerned in implementation of Forest Rights Act, 2006 has resulted in lakhs of forest-dwellers being deprived of their rights, alleged the officials of

Environment is a multi-disciplinary topics directly related to the nature, human being and their activities. Concerns have been growing widely about changing environment and its impact upon the lives of the earth. In fact, areas of most researchers and efforts of most scientists are being concentrated towards environment in one way or the other. Accordingly, priority of the Government of Nepal has also been focused towards environment, be that in the name of "the Climate Change" or "Conservation" or " the quality of life of the people".

This study focuses on evaluating and improving the assessment of forest wealth. In its broad purpose, the study is intended to help improve the current forest wealth assessment methodology by the World Bank to enable more accurate estimates of forest wealth and other related indicators.

Seeking to bring out a comprehensive plan for forest management involving local communities across the country, the Centre will conduct a fresh socio-economic survey of forest dwellers and those li

A joint statement issued by a number of movements, conservation NGOs and experts in conservation biology against the application filed in the Supreme Court against the Forest Rights Act.

To tighten noose around the timber mafia active on the border of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, especially in the kandi belt, officials of the Forest Departments of both states have chalked out a pla

The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014 provides a bird's-eye view of market and performance trends across 16 of the most prevalent standards initiatives operating across ten different commodity sectors.

The weekly digest of important reports, research, policy documents, regulations, studies, court cases, protests,conflicts, initiatives, photos, data, statistics, infographics, presentations on the India Environment Portal, 22 - 28 February 2014.

The Maharashtra government has given its approval for a first-of-its-kind bamboo processing unit to be set up in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli district at an estimated cost of Rs 19.40 crore.

The state Cabinet last week gave two major approvals that could pave way for liberating bamboo from the strict control of forest department.