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Current conservation policies have done more harm than good

private sector participation in forestry projects will only be allowed in degraded and denuded forest lands. The recently approved Approach Paper to the Ninth Five Year Plan (1997-2002) says that the concept of privatisation of forest areas was not conducive in the Indian context and would therefore, not be encouraged in forest resource management.

a large tract of central America's remaining rainforest is under threat from a road in the remote south of Belize. The construction of the road might lead to the clearing of the entire forest

A weak environmental regime in Brazil allows free rein to Asian logging companies to plunder through the Amazon forests

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the two-week un meeting on global forests, which ended recently at Geneva, remained inconclusive as a formal accord on how to combat the world's shrinking forests continued to be

greens in the us are incensed with the government's new policy of cash-for-land pact with regard to the Headwaters forests, which includes half-a-dozen ancient redwood trees among others, in

china could soon pip us to become the world's largest air polluter, observes a recent report of the Worldwatch Institute, an international environment research group. It has already

The 1995 report on state of India s forests baffles environmentalists with its curious explanations

the Indo-Bhutanese agreement on the Sankosh river multipurpose project, is in troubled waters. Several non-governmental organisations (ngos) in Siliguri, Assam, are gearing up to oppose its