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As demand for its product continues to grow, the palm oil industry is now reportedly eyeing Africa as its next big expansion opportunity.

Cameroon currently has more than 250 rescued chimpanzees living in three chimp wildlife sanctuaries.

Illegal miners cut down trees before gouging into the earth in search of gold, and for them, the impact on the environment is none of their business

Dehradun: In a first in the state, mock drills to tackle forest fires were held simultaneously in all 13 districts of Uttarakhand on Thursday.

Dehradun: Pheti Kimoda village of Jaunpur area in Tehri has been selected for running a pilot project for strengthening climate resilience of forest-based communities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amarjit Singh Nalwa & Ors. Vs. The State of NCT of Delhi & Ors. dated 20/04/2017 regarding felling of trees, Jaunapur and Dera Mandi, Delhi.

NGT in the Order dated 11/12/2015 had directed NCT Delhi to take necessary measures to stop illegal activities of construction, laying of concrete RCC roads, both felling and cutting of trees, mining, digging of borewells, disposal of MSW and burning of plastic inside the forest area expeditiously which was not followed upon.

Deforestation is still increasing exponentially in tropical regions. Some of the worst regions in the world are the Amazon rainforest, South East Asia and Central Africa.

Watta Nagbe sits under a thatched hut cooking cassava leaf. A bamboo drier hangs from the hut’s blackened attic her kitchen on top of a hearth.

While the eviction drive in Munnar has been in the spotlight for all the right reasons, the latest forest data shows that Palakkad has lost more forest land than in Munnar through encroachment.

In what is seen as having long-term implications for conservation of forests, the Union Environment Ministry has decided to review the status of pending forest clearance and expedite the process.

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