This report presents a legal analysis of the national legislation that relates to Indigenous Peoples' and communities' forest tenure rights at a global scale. If is based on an assessment of legal systems of 27 of the most forested developing countries of the world.

Plastic bags and material are a threat to the green cover. Both forest officers and activists are trying to save the city hills from the plastic menace.

A major afforestation drive is all set to begin this monsoon with the forest department joining hands with local bodies, industries, education and agricultural departments, social forestry, and emp

Exploring the prospects of the ecosystem services approach for natural resource management and poverty alleviation in India, this paper points out that it is vital to have an understanding of the political economy of negotiations over natural resource use. An appreciation of the synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services is equally important to develop better strategies for pro-poor ecosystem management.

Although the JFM concept is becoming popular more and more all over India, there is no well defined methodology to evaluate the functioning of JFM. As a result, it is not possible to evaluate JFM functioning and to find out the level of success of JFM. Therefore, an attempt has been made to bring out a concept paper on JFM that enables evaluation of JFM in a systematic manner.

Degraded bamboo forests in 7,800 hectare area were upgraded by 789 beneficiary families during the year 2011 under land erosion prevention project being implemented in the State with the cooperatio

AGARTALA: With the increasing incidences of man–monkey conflicts over the year in different parts of the state, the Tripura government has mooted the intension to set up a Primate National Park in southern part of the state with an exclusive enclosure for monkeys.

According to report, the state forest department has already conduct the feasibility study for the proposed site spreading over about 500 hectares stretch, along Indo-Bangladesh border to facilitate cross border movements of the animal and a project of Rs 71 crore was submitted to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF).

Newly democratic Bhutan pushes community forestry to tackle rural poverty.

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Biodiversity Conservation & Rural Livelihood Improvement Project (BCRLIP) aims at conserving Biodiversity in selected landscapes, including wildlife protected areas/critical conservation areas while improving rural livelihoods through participatory approaches.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government is mulling extension of the Orissa Forestry Sector Development Project (OFSDP) which is currently implemented in 10 districts.