The state unit of All India Youth Federation (AIYF) has alleged widespread irregularities in the various projects of the forest department. The Joint Secretary of the AIYF state unit, Subhash Dutta, said that there were numerous instances of misappropriation of funds by the department. He made the claim after receiving the details applied for under the Right to Information Act 2005.

All Tiwa Students' Union (ATSU) central committee, Autonomy Demand Struggling Forum (ADSF )and Tiwa People of Amri and Duaramla mouza submitted a memorandum to chief executive member Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council, Diphu though the range officer, Au guri range, Auguri recently, as stated in a press release.

We've all heard about the deforestation of the Amazon, but what's it like to be caught between the loggers and the people living in the forests? Mauricio Torres is employed by the Brazilian government to monitor this front line. He tells Adrian Barnett how he has come up against corruption and violent aggression - and how his faith lies with the rural poor, who have nothing to lose but the trees.

At least 31 people have been killed by tigers from Tadoba since April 2005, according to forest department records. But only two of these killings took place inside the reserve. The rest occurred

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Vidarbha's star tourist attraction, is buzzing with activity. Inside the 625.40 sq km reserve, excavators are hard at work, digging up earth for an ambitious road-building project. Strips of forest, several metres wide, have been cleared alongside existing roads.

The Madras High Court has said if claims are made for community rights or rights to forest land and applications are submitted under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, the process of verification of the claim could go on, but, before the certificate of title is issued, court orders should be obtained.

the supreme court on March 28 said it would examine the constitutional validity of the Forests Rights Act which provides right to land to scheduled tribes and traditional forest dwellers. The court

The former Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president and Rajya Sabha M.P. Harish Rawat has threatened a massive agitation if the State Government did not implement the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers Act 2006 immediately. Addressing a large number of Van Gujjars and other forest dwelling people during a token dharna cum fast at the Gandhi Park here, Mr Rawat said the Act if implemented would benefit about 20 lakh people who were under a constant threat of being uprooted from their traditional homes by the forest and other officials.

The president of the district of Telugu Desam, Mr Bandaru Satyanarayana Murthy, said that the Congress was determined for large-scale destruction of entire Agency areas. The TD's padayatra team, which launched the marathon on Tuesday in Anantagiri Agency mandal reached Araku here on Thursday.