The state government has decided to amend rules under the Indian Forest Act (IFA) 1927 to make them more adaptable and people-friendly besides ensuring effective conservation of forests.

West Bengal( Area 88,752 Sq K.M. Comprising of 19 Districts ) is the only Indian State to have a coastline as well as the Himalayas and is situated between 21º20' and 27º32' N latitude and 85º50' and 89º52' E longitude, bordering Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

This is a study of three villages in the Aravalli Hills of south Haryana, which have full title over the common lands and forests and have taken three radically different alternatives. One community, Mangar, is on the verge of losing the battle to the allure of real estate. The second village, Zir, is still confi dently preserving the forest as its common property, and the third, Bhondsi, appears to be divided in interests and has decided to let the forest department do the protection for the immediate future.

The high power committee on Odisha Forestry Sector Development Project on Tuesday approved a budget outlay of Rs 144.90 crore for 2013-14.

The Andhra Pradesh State of Forest Report gives a detailed view of the health of the notified Forests in the State on Annual basis. State of Forest Report 2013 is the fourth report in the series. It gives precise locations of the forest cover changes, assessed using LISS III data of 2010 & 2011 seasons up to Compartment level.

Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) evolved as a civil society organization primarily with an objective of consolidating community stake in forest governance.

This working paper builds on a study of REDD+ policies in 13 countries to provide a global overview and up‑to‑date profile of benefit‑sharing mechanisms for REDD+ and of the political‑economic factors affecting their design and setting.

India’s forests are facing immense pressure due to unsustainable use of forest produce. Poverty and forest degradation are inextricably linked and curbing forest degradation requires convergence of various poverty alleviation policies and schemes.

This paper aims to re-evaluate the Chipko movement (1973-1981), a forest protection movement in the Uttarakhand hill region in northern India, which became widely known throughout the world through its image of local people hugging trees.

The demand of forest produce for this huge population on the limited natural resources eg. the land and forests, makes it almost impossible to met from the notified forest area which is only 13.32% only.

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