Conflict on rise as animal space shrinks
November 6, 2018 |
November 6, 2018
According to data from the Union environment ministry, more than 1,608 humans were killed in human-wildlife conflict cases involving tigers, leopards, bears and elephants between 2013 and 2017. Increasing habitat loss and fragmentation of corridors animals have used for centuries are certain to cause a spurt in cases, making it vital to develop forest fringes to give animals space to survive, experts say.
Dream of a sustainable India
April 12, 2018 |
April 12, 2018
To make Green India Mission successful, the Government must adopt a reformist approach and integrate its working with the overall developmental perspective of the country. Forest type reassessment of 2013 by ICFRE has clearly indicated that most forests are losing soil moisture and hydrology is getting severely affected which is having a direct impact on our agriculture, water availability and rain fed rivers.
Forest rights and wrongs
March 28, 2018 |
March 28, 2018
The Indian Express
In 2014, TERI cautioned that the wrong recognition of rights under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) would leave forest-dependent people vulnerable to adverse impacts of greenhouse gas emissions. Indeed, the wrong recognition of individual forest rights (IFR) under the FRA has made a large chunk of the country's tribal population participants in a climate change disaster. Forests conserve and provide water for humans, cattle, agriculture and industry.
ICFRE and TERI sign MoU for research on forest
October 18, 2017 |
January 11, 2018
The Times of India
A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an autonomous council under the environment ministry, and TERI for collaborative research. Both the institutions will collaborate in the areas of forestry and environmental research, land degradation, forest biodiversity, forest biotechnology, forest economics, resource mapping, climate change, policy research and capacity building for a period of 10 years. They will support each other to attain sustainable forest management through various projects across the country.
Does India need a new forest policy?
March 21, 2017
| The Hindustan Times
India's forest policy recently came into the spotlight when a report by an institution was erroneously projected as a draft of the new forest policy. The resulting discussion it fuelled flagged some important issues including the need for a new forest policy, and the extent to which its objectives and emphasis ought to deviate from the previous one.
The 1988 National Forest Policy (NFP) was visionary in its scope and ambition, where precedence was given to maintaining the "ecological balance of the nation as vital for sustenance of all lifeforms."
Community conserved areas of Nagaland: a case study
December 18, 2016
| The Goan
The State of Nagaland, one of the "Seven Sister" States of the North-Eastern region is a land of lush green forests, rolling mountains, enchanting valleys, swift flowing streams and beautiful landscapes endowed with rich biodiversity. Falling in the Indo-Malayan Region, it is also part of a global biodiversity hotspot, and the remarkable floral and faunal diversity of the area can be attributed to the wide range of climatic conditions, elevation gradients and vegetation types that are characteristic of the state.