KOCHI: As the workers

For the last five years the people of Mangabal, a small community beside the Tapaj

Press Trust Of India / New Delhi October 22, 2008, 0:27 IST

The productivity of natural rubber in the country has reduced due to climate change with the total output slipping marginally in 2007-08, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

A roundtable discussion on Saturday stressed the need for protection of the endangered forests of Madhupur and Lawacherra immediately. The workshop, styled

Each family gets 1 ha land; Rs 87 a day as wages for 7 years Septuagenarian Kripasadhan Chakma, a landless tribal living in remote Tabidapara of Tripura's south district, is not a worried man today as he is now earning a living from his own rubber garden with the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council coming to his aid. Tabidapara is a picturesque tribal hamlet on a hill surrounded by forests, hit by acute food-crisis and no jobs. "I only had a hut on khas (government land) land to live on and sometimes worked in

Septuagenarian Kripasadhan Chakma, a landless tribal living in remote Tabidapara of Tripura's South district is not a worried man today as he is now earning a living from his own rubber garden with the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council coming to his aid. Tabidapara is a picturesque tribal hamlet on a hill surrounded by forests, hit by acute food crisis and no jobs.

XISHUANGBANNA, China: On a map on the ecologist Liu Wenjie's computer, the subtropical southern tip of Yunnan Province is slowly turning from green to red. Rubber plantations, shown in red on Liu's computer screen, have supplanted nearly all the low-lying forest in the prefecture of Xishuangbanna and are now starting to encroach on the highlands.

FEATURE - Rubber Trees For Tyre Industry Shrink China Rainforests CHINA: April 8, 2008 XISHUANGBANNA - On a map on ecologist Liu Wenjie's computer, the subtropical southern tip of China's Yunnan province is slowly turning from green to red. Rubber plantations -- shown in red on Liu's computer screen -- have supplanted nearly all the low-lying forest in the prefecture of Xishuangbanna and are now starting to encroach on the highlands.

The Kerala government filed an affidavit in the high court seeking to extend by three months the court's deadline to evict encroachers in Chengara in South Kerala. Landless people had forcibly

In impoverished Yunnan Province in southwestern China, a confrontation is brewing between economic growth and habitat preservation-and authorities are sending mixed signals about their intentions.

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