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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland said on Monday it would press on with logging the country's primeval Bialowieza forest in defiance of an injunction by the European Union's top court, saying it needed to

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Court on Its Own Motion Versus State of Himachal Pradesh dated 01/08/2017 regarding large scale illegal felling of trees near Tara Devi Temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. The trees were of Deodar and Oak and were on a private property adjoining to Tara Devi temple, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. Further, it was reported in the newspaper that cutting of the trees was without prior permission of the authorities.

The economic viability of any development project that involves diversion of forest land may now reduce with the environment ministry coming up with new cost benefit analysis guidelines.

FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 countries are expected to collect more detailed forestry data.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Villages in Forest Areas, 25/07/2017. The villages in forest areas may include forest villages, old habitations, unsurveyed villages and other villages in the forests, whether recorded, notified or not into revenue villages. However, as per information available in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the State-wise details of the forest villages in the country is given at Annexure-I.

Based on carbon dioxide concentrations at a location and wind speed, scientists trace particles back to their sources to identify whether the country is an emitter or a carbon sink, say Eurasian re

We evaluated a program of payments for ecosystem services in Uganda that offered forestowning households annual payments of 70,000 Ugandan shillings per hectare if they conserved their forest. The program was implemented as a randomized controlled trial in 121 villages, 60 of which received the program for 2 years. The primary outcome was the change in land area covered by trees, measured by classifying high-resolution satellite imagery. We found that tree cover declined by 4.2% during the study period in treatment villages, compared to 9.1% in control villages.

‘Delay in demarcation of Ridge land’

"Not only should everyone plant saplings, but also care for plants as a member of one's own family. Trees have a very important place in our lives.

The Maharashtra government should nominate the same for the Ramsar site, the NBWL has recommended.

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