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Special drive for tree plantations in Uttar Pradesh faces several challenges

20 Mar 2019

In order to provide state level support to India's commitment to achieve additional carbon sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2030 (two thirds potential of this target is with agroforestry), the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has taken the initiative to plant 22 crore saplings in July 2019.

An unexpected raid: A tale of communities and conservation from Nagaland

18 Dec 2018

"Rules are rules; we shall definitely fine the offenders. The village council has set the rules and we all need to obey the same.

The Call Of The Chengu

05 Oct 2018

Hunting is a deep-rooted cultural practice in Nagaland, but several communities are working to put an end to hunting and unsustainable fishing

A Goa village that strives to protect the fast-vanishing 'Khazans'

03 Oct 2018

Paddy fields in khazans

Khazan ecosystems are reclaimed wetlands and mangrove areas, where tidal influence is regulated by the construction of embankments

Nagaland uninterrupted

12 Jul 2018

Civil society conservation groups receive special recognition at Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2018

A People’s Biodiversity Register of Village Ghukhuyi, Zünheboto, Nagaland

06 Mar 2018

With a forest cover of 171964 sq km, the north-eastern part of India harbours a significant portion of the country's floral and faunal bounty - nearly 13,500 plant, 430 mammal and 1277 bird species, many of which are endemic to the region.

Forests in India are net source of GHG emissions

03 Mar 2018

While forests begin to be seen as a tool for carbon sequestration, over 93% of GHG emissions in India continue to emanate from this same resource. This situation will remain unchanged if related policies and programmes are implemented at their current pace and commitment.

District Mineral Foundations: Sharing mining revenues with communities

03 Mar 2018

Five key things you should know about District Mineral Foundations, the local institutions established in mineral producing states to share mining revenues with affected communities.