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May 18, 2019
Recent forest fires in Uttarakhand destroy huge swathes of green cover; experts blame errant monsoonEvery year, Uttarakhand loses a large part of its forest cover to fires, mostly during this time of the year when the mercury soars.
Apr 22, 2019
Earth Day 2019: Restored forests are often poor replacements for natural habitatStudies have found that restored forests survive only for 10 to 20 years.
Apr 18, 2019
We came together for Notre-Dame, we can do the same for the world: Greta ThunbergThunberg calls for the world to act like their houses were ablaze, repair it with the urgency it demands.
Apr 01, 2019
Allocating forest land in Chhattisgarh for coal mining is cause for alarm; deforestation has risen significantly in recent decadesThe recent approval of 1.7 lakh hectares of forest land in the Hasdeo Arand forest stretch in Chhattisgarh for open cast coal mining has raised concerns.
Mar 23, 2019
Time for ‘Project Leopard’ in India? Report on poaching in Uttarakhand points to officials’ connivance, raises alarmOn 22 March, 2018, a Dehradun forest division team seized meat, bones and leopard skin near Haripur Kalan, a village on the boundaries of the Rajaji Tiger Reserve.
Mar 21, 2019
International Day of Forests: From Asia's mangroves to Amazon rainforest, take this quiz to check your knowledge of world's green coverEvery year, 21 March is celebrated as International Day of Forests in order to raise awareness on the importance of all types of forests
Feb 27, 2019
Wildlife is too important to left to establishment; power must be given to people whose habitat is steamrolledIf states implement the recent Supreme Court order mandating the eviction of over 10 lakh forest-dwellers, there will, effectively, be blood on our conscience, or the tatters that remain of it
Feb 23, 2019
SC order on ejecting forest dwellers ignores underbelly of illegalities, subverts Forest Rights Act on massive scaleIf the Forest Rights Act is wide-ranging in its scope, it is so for a reason: the need to protect habitats of people who have been pushed to the margins.
Feb 07, 2019
Chinese hunger for 'world's smelliest fruit' threatens Malaysian forests: Jungles being cleared to make way for massive plantationsGrown across tropical Southeast Asia, the durian fruit is hailed as the "king of fruits" by fans, who liken its creamy texture and intense aroma to blue cheese. But detractors say durians stink of sewage and stale vomit.
Nov 01, 2018
World's last reserves of vanishing wilderness confined to five countries: StudyLike species extinction, the erosion of wilderness is essentially irreversible, the study says.