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The World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development (WCFSD) will release its final report on September 20, at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF). The International Board of

Pilferage of valuable trees from the forest of Ghatail thana of Bangladesh has been going on unabated. The valuable trees like mahogani, teak, gazari, chambal and akashmoni are felled

Villagers who have encroached on a forest reserve in the island province of Phuket plan to rally today to oppose eviction, a source said. The widespread encroachment prompted governor Jadet

Setting an example of sorts in the harmonious development of forests through integrated resource management, a cluster of six villages in Sawai Madhopur district in eastern Rajasthan has adopted a

The vigilance probe into the multi-crore construction works scam in Kerala's wildlife sanctuaries has made no headway. Sources say the Forest Department top brass have been destroying evidence, and

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has detected a number of irregularities in the implementation of the compensatory afforestation scheme in Madhya Pradesh. The report has cited

Diospyros melanoxylon or kendu leaves, mainly used in bidi making, are again making news, particularly in Orissa. The state government, having realised its incompetence to handle both the commodity-

An area of 4.6 million hectares of primitive forest in the western part of southwest China's Sichuan province will be protected from lumbering because of forest-logging ban issued earlier this month.

China plans to begin a gigantic forest conservation project this year which is expected to turn one-million odd lumberjacks into tree planters. According to the plan, the first-phase of the project,

The ministry of environment and forests has allowed private operators of cellular and basic telecom services to lay cables on forest land. The Ministry is working out the compensation the companies