Between a third and half of the world’s wild tree species are threatened with extinction, posing a risk of wider ecosystem collapse, the most comprehensive global stocktake to date warns.

Factual and action taken report on behalf of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests and Head of Forest Force (HoFF), Uttarakhand in compliance to the National Green Tribunal order, September 11, 2020.

The matter related to alleged violation of environmental norms in the construction of Kotila-Gawad-Suraikhet motor road in Almora district, Uttarakhand. It was said that a large number of trees have been damaged and illegally felled and other violations committed during the construction of the said road.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of H. C. Arora Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 30/06/2021 regarding illegal cutting of 176 fully grown trees in village Roshanpur, block Bhunar Heri, district Patiala, Punjab. The applicant had made a series of representations to the concerned departments, without any result.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Chand Vs State of Haryana dated 28/05/2021. Grievance in the application was against cutting of a peepal tree which was more than 100 years old from temple of Ved Vyas Kund Khera in village Yara, tehsil Shahbad Markanda, district Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vivek Avasthi Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 02/03/2021. Grievance in the application was against felling of trees by Delhi International Airport Authority Limited and its agency, M/s GMR Group, for expansion of a new runway for the airport. It was stated that the felling of trees was without complying with the requirements of planting the requisite number of trees.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the M.C. Mehta Vs Union of India dated 29/01/2021.

Permission was sought for felling of 317 trees, which were coming in the way of the project of widening and strengthening of a six-lane road from Avantibai crossing to Rohta.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the M.C. Mehta Vs Union of India dated 29/01/2021.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the M.C. Mehta Vs Union of India dated 29/01/2021.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/01/2021.

Governments should prioritize sustainable management of forests amid their huge contribution to poverty eradication, food security, and climate resilience, says a report.

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