Ahmedabad: The move to shift 100 Maldharis families outside the Gir sanctuary has again raised a debate on if the move was in the interest of the lion population.

The government will demarcate 25,000 acres of land in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
in the next three months. This would help prevent further encroachment and identify the dwellers staying on forest or private land, the government said.

Approaching the Kaziranga National Park in Assam, where most of the world's approximately 3000 surviving one-horned rhinos are found, one can see ramshackle structures on both sides of the road presenting an ugly sight in a verdant green canvas.

The Integrated Tribal Development Project department has decided to distribute title deeds to forest dwellers under Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 by September.

Sankar Ray

Deforestation in the name of development has shrunk their lives and pushed them ever closer to the margins It is ironic that the home minister takes such good care of predatory corporate interests through Operation Green Hunt, which strikes at poverty-stricken forest villagers on the pretext of countering Maoists.

THRISSUR: Thrissur District and Sessions Judge and District Legal Services Authority chairman B Kemal Pasha on Wednesday visited and held hearing at the Anapantham Tribal Colony in Vellikulangara forest range in the district.

The Goa Forest Department today said that D Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and the adjoining mangrove areas at Chorao have been declared as critical Wildlife Habitat for the purpose of scheduled tribe and other traditional forest dwellers Act, 2006.

N. Selvaraj met people on Tuesday assuring protection to their dwelling place, activities

THENI: Establishment of Periyar Elephant sanctuary on Megamalai will not affect tribal people at 50 villages including Thummagundu, Arasarai, Valiparai in Kadamalaigundu union on Varushanadu hill.

These villages do not come under the sanctuary area, said the District Collector, P. Muthuveeran.

This paper explores the policy need and legal case for including social safeguards in a post-2012 agreement on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

Madras High Court order dated 3/12/2009 on the animal (Elephant Corridor).