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FAO has released a new edition of its Yearbook of Forest Products, which compiles production and trade statistics on basic forest products including wood, wood fuel, charcoal, pulp and paper across the globe.

Within a landscape of overlapping ecological, social and economic priorities, plans and programmes aim to balance land use dynamics to combine natural resource management with environmental and livelihood considerations. However, in striving to reach such a balance, people and local institutions are often excluded or forgotten.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Centre for Environment Law WWF Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2019 regarding ownership of private forest land, Village Kahardevli in Raigad District, Maharashtra. Report submitted by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on whether the land belonging

This guide has been produced by the Interlaken Group, with steering support from the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs Union of India & Others dated 30/07/2019 regarding illegal construction in Haridwar Forest Division in Shyampur Range. The area of Chandi Block, Shyampur Range, Shivalik Elephant Reserve and its adjoining Rajaji National Park and Tiger Reserve are wildlife habitats within 100 meters of river Ganga where large scale construction was going on in the said area without any clearance by the competent authorities under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) shows that Ghana itself faces a harrowing rosewood problem of its own.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jitender Dhir Vs Unin of India & Others dated 25/07/2019 regarding illegal construction by the Delhi Development Authority in the area recorded as green belt in Mayapuri, Delhi despite objection of the Deputy Conservator of Forest on 03.12.2015.

The European Commission (EC) adopted a framework of actions to protect and restore the world’s forests as part of efforts to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and support local livelihoods.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajiv Verma Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 22/07/2019 regarding dumping of debris of road construction on the river beds. Photographs showing dumping by M/s R&B Construction at Tehsil Nichar, District Kinnaur, Himachal Pradesh in River Satluj has been placed on record. According to Rajiv Verma, the applicant, the Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department (HPPWD) was not checking such illegal dumping.

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