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The Samaj Parivartana Samudaya (SPS) and other leading voluntary organisations have urged the Madhya Pradesh government and the Lok Ayukta to take immediate action against several top officials and

The Union Environment and Forest Ministry would simplify the procedures for exporting sandalwood and steps would be taken soon to allow the Tamil nadu Government to export a good quantity of

HC disposes writs on ST levy: The Andhra Pradesh High Court has disposed of a batch of writ petitions challenging the levy of sales tax on Abnus (beedi) leaves being collected by the AP Forest

The joint forest management approach and the social forestry programmes undertaken in West Bengal is set to be replicated in the rest of the country, according to Pranabes Sanyal, chief environment

The environmental movement has taken a new turn in the U.S. with the entry of some large conservation organisations into commercial forestry. The Nature Conservancy, based in Arlington, Virginia and

When the National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources (NCPNR) filed an interloutory application in the Supreme Court on Feb 10,1997, alleging wanton destruction of forest and exploitation

Rain forests hold a cornucopia of secrets. But as more are felled, will we have time to look, listen and learn : a

In the remote interiors of the Dahod district in Gujarat, it's jungle raj all over. Illegal felling of trees by timber smugglers and unauthorised cultivation by tribals is evident in several villages

Fire fighters have put out the last flames of raging bush fires that destroyed a large area of a national park in Brasilia, killing wildlife and smothering the Brazilian capital with smoke.

The mysterious disease, which dried up over 800 mature deodar trees in the Chail (Shimla) area over the past five years, has been caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi, a deadly fungus known for its