Urban Menace: India can no longer afford to monkey around on macaque management; here is why

01 Jul 2023
| Down To Earth

First humans encroached on macaque habitat. Now they invade ours, and are unwilling to return because of easy availability of food. Loss of habitat and a poor waste management system in urban areas gives monkeys easy access to food and is driving the troops here said Dr Yogesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

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Data Lab: Making sense of India's forest cover change, both gains and losses

06 Apr 2023

WION Data Lab examined India’s forest cover statistics and spoke with Dr. Yogesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow, Centre for Forest Management and Governance, TERI, to study the data and understand its complexities. According to Dr Gokhale, comparable data on India’s forest cover was made possible only in 2007, with the advent of wall-to-wall mapping by the interpretation of satellite data. Dr. Gokhale claims that to comprehend the loss of forest cover, we must also grasp the specific classification

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UP aims to collect 45 lakh tonnes of carbon credits in 10 years

19 Sep 2022
| Hindustan

The Government of India has announced to become carbon neutral by the year 2070. In December 2021, Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and TERI signed a Memorandum of Understanding to play their part in achieving this goal of India.

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TSF signs MoU for Green School Project

15 Sep 2022
| The Pioneer

TERI and Tata Steel Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on implementing the latest stage of The Green School Project which aims to create awareness about environment conservation in the school network.

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कार्बन शून्य करने को किसान लगाएंगे पेड़, सरकार देगी पैसा

25 May 2022
| Hindustan

Incentives will be given to the farmers planting trees to make it carbon zero. This was discussed at the meeting with Mr J V Sharma, Director, Land Resources Division, TERI and Chief Conservator of Forests Mr Lalit Verma.

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कुमाऊं के पक्षी: क्यों गाती हैं चिड़ियां, कितनी है पर्यावरण संतुलन में मददगार, जानिए सबकुछ इस कार्यक्रम में

24 May 2022
| Amar Ujala

The Nature Conservation Foundation (NFC) in association with community radio station Kumaon Vani is coming up with a special radio series titled 'Kumaon Ki Chidiya'.

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Prepare comprehensive plant to access carbon resources of jungle: Reddy

28 Apr 2022
| The Times of India

Maharashtra's Principal Secretary of Forests Mr Venugopal Reddy was speaking during the inauguration capacity building and training workshops for assessment of carbon reserves in forests jointly organized by Compensatory Forestry Management and Planning Authority (Campa) and TERI.

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Gujarat Forest dept to monetise carbon dioxide sequestered in agroforestry plantations

16 Sep 2021
| Indian Express

With an aim to supplement income of farmers who are into agroforestry, Gujarat Forest department is all set to launch a pilot project to assess the amount of carbon dioxide sequestered in around 85 lakh trees in agroforestry plantations in five districts and monitise it by selling it to industries in form of carbon credits and help the latter offset their greenhouse gas emissions. The forest department will implement the project in collaboration with the farmers, TERI and VNV Advisory.

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Challenge of bio-diversity in Nagaland

11 Jul 2021
| Nagaland Post

According to Mr Siddharth Edake, Fellow, TERI, the study team found that Nagaland had 407 Community Conserved Areas and that almost one third of them were active.

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India’s deep seabed mining plans gear up for a dive

02 Jul 2021
| Mongabay India

Mary Abraham, a development economist and policy scientist at TERI, said that she fears that the “impact of deep-sea mining could be unprecedented and spell huge trouble for marine ecology.

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How porcupines, nilgai and boars make Indian forest communities poorer

19 Jul 2020
| The Dialogue

People and wildlife are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food around the world. While the conflict and loss of lives on both the sides get into limelight, little is known about the economic impact of the rising conflicts on the communities living in forests for ages despite multi-facet risks. A study by TERI has thrown a light on this recently. The study in Uttar Pradesh's Terai region at the Indo-Nepal Border, has found that the families living in the proximity of

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Gurugram: Leopard study, animal census await funds as conflict escalates

16 Feb 2020
| Hindustan Times

A statewide animal census and an ecological study of leopards and hyenas, in Gurugram and adjoining districts, have been gathering dust for one and over two years, respectively, as the state government is yet to allocate funds. Experts and environmentalists said a targeted ecological study on leopards was more important than a census count, given the rising number of wild animal deaths in Gurugram and Faridabad. According to Dr Pia Sethi, of the Centre for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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