Experts at a roundtable here on Monday said the government should promote alternative fuels in rural areas and formulate new laws for effective forest management so that the communities continue to benefit from the resources and contribute towards its regeneration.

They also demanded revision of forest laws, addressing landownership and judicious distribution of royalty among forest communities

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has asked the Karnataka government to reconsider its opposition to the inclusion of ten sites in the state in India

An Amazon rainforest activist and his wife were shot dead in northern Brazil on Tuesday as the country's Congress debated a divisive land bill that threatens to fuel deforestation.

Joao Claudio Ribeiro da Silva, a rubber tapper and leading forest conservationist, and his wife Maria do Espirito Santo were ambushed and killed in the Amazon state of Para, federal police and government officials sa

Environmentalists apprehend that forests left unguarded by the violence sparked by the Sibchu firing will again become havens for poachers and timber smugglers in north Bengal.
State forest minister Ananta Roy today refused to say when the offices and bungalows targeted by arsonists could be restored to their original condition.

By Gopal Sharma

JAMMU, Dec 26: Nearly 250 brick kilns in Kathua, Jammu and Samba districts of the Jammu region are consuming more than eight thousand trucks of green felled fire wood every year as the nexus of green wood smugglers and the key officials in the Forest and Revenue departments was galore in the region.

Despite the blanket ban on the green felling by the Supreme Court of India, t

Groups formed at level of forest range officers to intensify protection in jungle areas

TIRUPATTUR: Patrolling has been intensified in forest areas coming under the Tirupattur forest division to protect trees from being smuggled.

ITANAGAR, Dec 2: The Panchayat leaders, GBs and villagers of Dissing-Passo Circle under Seijosa sub-division of East Kameng district has expressed serious concern over the alleged illegal timber operations carried out by contractors from Assam in the protected and reserved forest areas under social forestry in and around Seijosa.
In a letter addressed to Parliamentary Secretary Environment and Fo

SRINAGAR, Oct 4: The Forest Department and Forest Protection Force would jointly launch a drive against timber smuggling menace in Shopian Forest Division.

This decision was taken at a high level Forest Officers

SRINAGAR Aug 30: Minister for Forests, Environment & Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmad has directed the officers of Wild Life Department to ensure that the green wealth is safeguarded within their respective jurisdictions.