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2017 was one of the worst years on record for fires in Europe, with over 800,000 hectares of land burnt in Portugal, Italy and Spain alone.

Longtime residents of one of the country’s thousands of Quilombo communities have been given land titles for the first time.

Yaguas National Park is home to more than 3,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 160 species of mammals Andes Amazon Fund

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife Trust of India & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/03/2018 regarding land claims under the provisions of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 hurting forest and wildlife interests.

Supreme Court directs all the State Governments to file an affidavit indicating :-

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 06/03/2018 regarding diversion of forest land in Tamil Nadu which will also lead to felling of 110 Red Sanders trees by the National Highways Authority of India. Supreme Court allows diversion of forest land subject to permission granted by the authorities under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, fulfillment of the conditions laid therein as well as the payment of Net Present Value and compensatory afforestation in the area identified for this purpose.

Australia is in the midst of a full-blown land-clearing crisis.

Destruction of forests in Kisii County continues even in the face of a ban on logging by the government.

Forty-two-year old John Matuku, a peasant in Mutha, Kitui County, has been burning charcoal all his adult life.

BENGALURU: Last year, a guard in Bandipur died in a forest fire.

Zambian authorities have begun exporting timber confiscated from illegal loggers who continue to fell trees despite a nationwide ban to protect the country's dwindling forests.