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Report by the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (HoFF), Uttarakhand dated February 15, 2020 in compliance of NGT order of January 16 2020 in O.A. No. 01/2020. The matter relates to construction made by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board in forest land in Park Estate, Hathipaon, Mussoorie, Dehradun district without approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Adity Daweshwar Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 12/02/2020 regarding allegation of illegal cutting of trees at Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/01/2020 regarding permission to fell trees to build three railway over bridge projects in Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Amarjit Singh Nalwa & Others Vs The State of NCT of Delhi dated 17/01/2020 regarding removing encroachments from forest land in Delhi.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharti Kawatra Vs Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board & Others dated 16/01/2020 regarding illegal construction activity in forest area without requisite approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 at Park Estate, Hathipaon, Mussoorie, Dehradun District, Uttarakhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shishir Richhariya, Divisional Secretary, Paschim Madya Railway Karamchari Parishad Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 14/01/2020 regarding illegal cutting of trees in the process of installation of Flash Butt Welding (FBW) plant at North Sagar Division, Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kalinga Nagar Paribesh Surakhya Samiti Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 06/01/2020 regarding construction of a logistics hub on forest land by SAIZER Ltd. in Dasamania Mouza in Manitira RI Circle, Jajpur, Odisha without approval under Forest Conservation Act 1980.

Plantation drives and conservation initiatives have led to 25% increase in the total forest cover of Himachal Pradesh (HP) in 24 years from 1991 to 2015, says an analytical study conducted by the state centre on climate, Shimla.

Bamboo and bamboo products hold significant potential to contribute to the sustainable development of Ethiopia, specifically for building green economy. Ethiopia is the primary grower of bamboo in Africa but still far from effective and efficient use of these resources.

ISFR 2019 presents the results of forest cover mapping with a refined methodology, though consistent with the past assessments. A manual for forest cover mapping has been prepared for the first time.

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