Sustainable forest management has become the necessity for any country to mitigate the environmental consequences and address the local concern. It has been an established fact that the sustainable development can be achieved through sustainable forest management. This country report is an attempt to compile and analyse the relevant data of the country on criteria and indicators of Bhopal-India process, which has semblance with the national working plan code and also with the C&I of ITTO process.

Minutes of the 9th meeting of the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority.

Indonesia's major earthquake last year (2005) tilted Nias Island like a seesaw, disrupting villagers' lives and pointing to future dangers.

At a 31 October gathering of tsunami donors at the United Nations, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and the U.N. Development Programme are planning to unveil a 6-year, $62 million initiative called Mangroves for the Future (MFF). It's goal is to rehabilitate ecosystems in 12 tsunami hit nations.

Climate Change, an Untold Story

Kanjumarg will aggravate Mumbai s waste crisis

Minutes of the 7th meeting of the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 25/05/2006.

Controversial study overturns claims that mangrove forests are shields against tsunamis

Mangrove forests, though essentially common and wide-spread, are highly threatened. Local societies along with their knowledge about the mangrove also are endangered, while they are still underrepresented as scientific research topics. With the present study we document local utilization patterns, and perception of ecosystem change.

The world largest mangroveforest, Sundarbans is situated at the westerncoastal zone of Bangladesh that covers about 40% of the total forest and gives good feedback to the national economy. But for last few years, salinity increasing drastically in this particular region due to sea water intrusion, reduction of fresh water flow and human activities like shrimp farming. In this study both field survey (primary data) and historical
(secondary) data were used to assess the present status of salinity rise in Sundarbans area as well as the effect