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Mar 13, 2019
SC order on evicting forest dwellers: Protecting indigenous communities’ rights is key in fight against climate changeSeveral tribal communities in India protect forests, based on their self-perception of these areas being under their custodianship. Community-led movements across the country make it clear that lawmakers, bureaucrats or governments are not the ones who are saving forests.
Feb 28, 2019
SC stays 13 Feb order directing eviction of 11.8 lakh forest dwellers; asks state govts for reasons behind rejecting land claimsThe Supreme Court stayed its 13 February order directing 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh illegal forest dwellers whose claims over the land have been rejected
Feb 25, 2019
The trouble with relying on trees as carbon sink to do our global warming biddingWhile a prime source of food, fiber & medicines still, forests may not be our climate change savior, too.
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 12, 2019
India, China have made the world a greener place than it was 20 years ago: NASAIndia and India together account for one-third of the greening of Earth, says NASA.
Feb 11, 2019
Can genetically engineered trees help save the world's disappearing forests?GM forest trees could counter threats to forest health, bringing in a new frontier in biotechnology.
Sep 27, 2018
World's wetlands disappearing three times faster than forests, says Ramsar Convention report; experts say insight is 'red flag'Wetlands, which are among the world's most valuable and biodiverse ecosystems, are disappearing at an alarming speed amid urbanisation and agriculture shifts, conservationists said on Thursday, calling for urgent action to halt the erosion.
Aug 31, 2018
Most land ecosystems to see 'major transformation' due to climate change: StudyShifting landscapes would affect not only the forests, but drinking water, river flow, and water recreation.
Aug 25, 2018
Kerala, After The Flood: 2018 deluge less intense than 1924; illegal quarrying, deforestation worsened situationKerala's once-in-a-lifetime rainfall was 2,378 mm over 88 days, four times more than normal – but 30 percent less and spread over 61 days more than the deluge of 1924
Jun 29, 2018
Steed of the Jungle God: Raza Tehsin presents exciting tales from south Rajasthan's wildernessIn his book, Raza Tehsin brings forth stories from the forest which make the reader rethink their beliefs about the wild and remove the fear of the unfamiliar