In a victory for Brazil’s indigenous groups, the Supreme Court Wednesday decided against the claims of Mato Grosso state, which wanted compensation for Indian reserves established in that state by

More than 100 Maasai huts in Tanzania have been allegedly burned down by game reserve authorities near the Serengeti National Park.

Land rights activist Bill Kayong was shot dead last year in Miri, Sarawak. Representatives of a palm oil plantation company were charged with his murder, but were later acquitted.

Women from historically marginalized indigenous communities in Kenya have embraced an innovative savings scheme that has enabled them to break the yoke of poverty worsened by retrogressive cultural

Distance from hamlets to PHCs cited as main reason

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tribal Population, 17/07/2017. As per Census 2011, total Scheduled Tribe (ST) population in the country is 10.45 crore. Details of ST population, tribe-wise and State / UT wise,including Uttar Pradesh,and percentage of ST population to the total population in each State / UT are given at Annexure.

Global Witness, an international organization whose aim is to expose links between the demand for natural resources, corruption, armed conflict and environmental destruction, released a report that showed that environment and land rights activists faced heightened risk - there were, across the world, at least 200 activists killed in 2016 alone.

Lifestyle diseases such as hypertension and diabetes are no longer just urban phenomena.

School students and teachers of around 300 Eco Clubs of schools across Himachal Pradesh would be trained by State Council for Science Technology and Environment (SCSTE) to manage natural resources

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