SHILLONG: Despite a Supreme Court ban on felling of trees, reckless and rampant axing of trees is still reportedly continuing in the State for the purpose of production of charcoal or for the wood-

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, who on Tuesday reached the state’s remotest area of Chhota Bengal in Kangar district — the area still lacks proper road links and other basic infrastructure facili

Though the government is patting its back for getting a 135 sq km area in the Chhota Bhangal area excluded from the Dhauladhar wildlife sanctuary, farmers of the area are still far from satisfied.

Gibson Guitar Corp., a big user of ebony and other scarce woods, for years has allied itself with Greenpeace and other environmental groups to show it was serious about preserving forests.

Assam’s bamboo sector is all set to notch another achievement, with a local manufacturing unit gearing up to produce high-density scrimber boards.

As governments in the global North look to diversify their economies away from fossil fuel and mitigate climate change, plans for biomass energy are growing fast. These are fuelling a sharp rise in the demand for wood, which, for some countries, could outstrip domestic supply capacity by as much as 600 per cent.

Valuable trees were felled and transported on Tuesday by residents of Belavadi, near Ramanathapura in Hassan district due to a difference of opinion with the village forest committee.

Neither the forest department personnel nor the police could take any action even as hundreds of trees were cut down.

The Karnataka State Forest Industries Corporation had bagged the contract to fell and transp

An Indian and two Australian scientist have challenged the ministry of environment & forests (MoEF) claims that India

Over the last one year, villagers of Ghati in Gadchiroli have kept timber out of the forest department

As many as 41 pine trees were found chopped off at the Kothi unprotected forest area in Kunihaar forest division last evening. The case came to light when villagers of Kothi spotted 41 4-5 feet tall trees chopped off and the wood lying on the spot.

ACF Hitender Sharma said the range officer had been directed to visit the spot and take stock of the situation.

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