In this paper, the role of "seabuckthorn" in greening the cold deserts of Himalayas in terms of its various uses like medicinal values, nutritional/food values and controlling soil erosion/landslides has been detailed.

Generally, the mention of the world tribal gives vivid images of indigenous people living amidst dense jungles, and using a variety of forest resources for their sustenance. Such ecosystem people who enjoy the bounty of nature are the fortunate ones, as there are others who are not so lucky.

Monsoon s changing intensity and course

willow trees are drying up in the Lahaul valley of Himachal Pradesh. The Himalayan Forest Research Institute (hfri), Shimla, says that in the past decade more than 3,000 trees have died from aphid

There is recent evidence to suggest that domestic livestock deplete the density and diversity of wild herbivores in the cold deserts of the Trans-Himalaya by imposing resource limitations.

Predation by large carnivores on livestock and their retaliatory persecution by pastoralists is a worldwide conservation concern. Relatively poor understanding of the ecological and social underpinnings of this human-wildlife conflict hampers effective conflict management programs.

Companies to lose earnest money
Unlike past, it will not be easy for independent power producers (IPPs) to surrender projects after allotment as the government has finally incorporated a provision for forfeiting the earnest money in such an eventuality.

The provision will be enforced for the 18 hydroelectric projects with the aggregate generation capacity of 1385.5 MW for which global bids hav

Shimla: The Cabinet today decided to give the 420 MW Reoli Dugli hydro power project, allotted earlier to Moser Baer Projects Ltd in Lahaul-Spiti, to Larsen and Toubro.The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister PK Dhumal here today. The Cabinet decided to allot the project to L&T as it had agreed to match the H1 highest bid.

Mandi: The high-profile Raid-de-Himalayas motor sport rally that reached today at Keylong in snowbound Lahaul-Spiti raised the ire of environmentalists, farmers and tribal writers.

Solar lighting systems have brightened up the gloomy winters of Himachal Pradesh s Mayad valley