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The Madras High Court has ordered a CBI probe into sandalwood smuggling in Tirupathur area. It has also directed the State Government to constitute a Special Task Committee(STC) to preserve forest

The National Human Rights Commission(NHRC) has issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary, Mr. R.S. Mathur, to respond to a complaint against the Director of the proposed Rajaji National

The Supreme Court has ordered an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) into the timber scandal in Bastar district of Madhya Pradesh. This was part of the interim orders given by

CSO study: India faces the threat of a further depletion in its forest area with the per capita availability of forest cover likely to go down, a government report says. According to estimates, the

Assailing the treatment meted out to forest-dwellers by the authorities of Rajaji National Park in a recent case in Uttar Pradesh,the Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) has demanded that

The Clinton administration proposed new protections for millions of acres of pristine federal forest lands, but the plan immediately drew opposition from loggers and criticism from environmentalists

The impassive over fate of the huge stock of illegally-felled timber, estimated to be around 1.2 lakh cubic meters, has been resolved, with the Supreme Court allowing the timbers to be transported to

The Supreme Court's final order on the felling and transportation of timber and timber products, passed on January 15, has come as a breather to the plywood industry, particularly in the North-East

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has set up a task force to deal with the sal borer attack in the forests of Madhya

The Chilean environmental authority is about to approve Trillium Corporation's Rio Condor project, thus sealing the fate of a unique forest in Tierra del Fuego. The operations of Forestal Trillium

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