This study provides application of Resourcesat-2 AWiFS satellite imagery for forest burnt area assessment in India. AWiFS datasets covering peak forest fire months of 2014 have been analysed. The total burnt area under vegetation cover (forest, scrub and grasslands) of India was estimated as 57,127.75 sq. km. In 2014, 7% of forest cover of India was affected by fires. Of the major forest types, dry deciduous forests are affected by the highest burnt area, followed by moist deciduous forests.

To explain diversity in forests, niche theory must show how multiple plant species coexist while competing for the same resources. Although successional processes are widespread in forests, theoretical work has suggested that differentiation in successional strategy allows only a few species stably to coexist, including only a single shade tolerant. However, this conclusion is based on current niche models, which encode a very simplified view of plant communities, suggesting that the potential for niche differentiation has remained unexplored.

After nearly two years of efforts by the residents of the colonies surrounding the 400-acre Jahanpanah City Forest in South Delhi, the Delhi Development Authority has finally awarded the work for r

A hundred years ago, humans almost exterminated all large mammals in Norway. Government protection has since ensured the overwhelming return of species, only to result in a newer problem: CONFLICT.

During the last two decades much has been written about the biodiversity richness of country. Avoiding all the numerical details about the documented species an attempt has been made to provide information about the relative forest systems of India. For classifying the vegetation the altitude has been adopted as vital factor in detailing the vegetation.

This State of Forest Report 2009 is the eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India. Shows that India's green cover during the period 1997-2007 had grown by 3.13 million hectares. For the first time, India's forests have been mapped into 16 forest type groups and forest & tree cover has been estimated with due consideration to altitudinal levels.

This is the summary of State of Forest Report released today. The eleventh edition in a biennial series published by the Forest Survey of India estimates that India's forest and tree cover in 2007 is 78.37 million ha (23.84% of India's geographical area). This is an increase over the previous assessment.

Rajahmundry, Sept. 19: The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education has taken up a study to find out the rate of absorption of carbon by forest soils of the country.

Africa's massive rainforests, second only to the one in Amazon basin, have received a new lease of life. Leaders of seven central African countries recently signed a treaty to protect these forests,