Protection of forest resources (Question asked in the Monsoon session of LS 2011).

The Odisha government is considering setting up an eco-tourism park in the Manchabandha Reserve in Baripada territorial forest division.
A project for wildlife conservation in the area is also in the pipeline, forest department sources said.
Nearly 822 hectares of lush green forest area has been earmarked for the projects.
The area is covered with dense Sal vegetation.
Of the total area, 210 h

This paper reviews three leading forest sector policy approaches relevant to benefit-sharing for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): payments for ecosystem services,

This response to the comment “Protecting India’s Protected Areas” by Praveen Bhargav and Shekar Dattatri (23 April 2011) points out the authors’ misreading of the Forest Rights Act and also of the report of the Joint Committee on the FRA.

This paper seeks to understand whether decentralized management of forests can reduce forest loss in developing

The Integrated Land and Ecosystem Management Project is being implemented by the Forest Department in Madhya Pradesh with the cooperation of Global Environmental Facility. The project is being implemented in nine forest divisions of Betul, Chhindwara, Umaria, Sidhi and Singrauli districts.

The five-year project will be implemented till the year 2014. Its total cost is Rs.

BHUBANESWAR: Orissa's 11,000-odd Joint Forest Management (JFM) committees, vested with the responsibility of protection of forests through a community-based approach, may soon cease to exist.

If these bodies are not made compliant to Forest Rights Act (FRA) that is.

Since the Forest Rights Act, 2006 gives gram sabhas the ultimate power to settle tenurial rights of community forest resources

A National seminar on the FRA was organised by the Council for Social Development on 26–27 April, 2010. Most of the participants reported that all of the key features of this legislation have been undermined by a combination of apathy and sabotage during the process of implementation.

The UPA will not find it easy to change the way India

Afforestation and water conservation scheme at Attappady

Rs.44 lakh spent on various works

215 km of fire line erected

PALAKKAD: The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) is stepping into an eco-restoration project at Attappady after the Rs.219-crore eco-restoration scheme implemented by the Attappady Hill Area Development Society (AHADS) during the last 10 y