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With the growing recognition that effective action on climate change will require a combination of emissions reductions and carbon sequestration, protecting, enhancing and restoring natural carbon sinks have become political priorities. Mangrove forests are considered some of the most carbon-dense ecosystems in the world with most of the carbon stored in the soil. In order for mangrove forests to be included in climate mitigation efforts, knowledge of the spatial distribution of mangrove soil carbon stocks are critical.

Shillong: Encroachment in Meghalaya's reserve forests has been on the rise, according to a report by the Comptroller and Auditor General.

PANJIM: As per the latest biennial assessment by Forest Survey of India (FSI), Goa’s forest cover has increased by 19 sq kms in 2017 thus ranking the small state at the 9th position in the country

Taking a serious note of forest encroachments, the HP High Court has constituted a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to evict those who had encroached more than 100 bighas.

The National Green Tribunal has issued showcause notice to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) asking why action should not be initiated against it for not maintaining the mandatory gre

Nagpur: The ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) has issued advisory to all the states regulating movement of people inside the forests.

Environment protection and economic development must go together, stressed the Vice President of India, M Venkaih Naidu. The States must be incentivised for increasing forest cover.

Nagpur: The Nagpur bench of Bombay high court (HC) on Wednesday asked the forest department about the measures it has taken to develop forest region of Pandharkawda in order to curb problems relate

Navi Mumbai: Two major forest fires were reported in Kharghar and Belapur, ironically within 48 hours of the Earth Day celebrations.

The report includes information collected in the last nine years by the Forest Department and WTI as a part of the Big Cat Conflict Mitigation Project.