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Now, a Greener India

Jan 14, 2022 Shailaja Tripathi

The forest and tree cover in the country has gone up by 2,261 square kms in the last two years, according to the latest edition of India’s State of Forest Report (ISFR).

Arunachal Pradesh: Rescued Bear Cubs Are Being Readied To Be Released In The Wild

Nov 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"During the ex-situ walks which are monitored by animal keepers accompanied by a biologist, the young bears learned to forage and gradually developed their wild instincts. Body morphometry and weight were recorded periodically," Basumatary said.


Telangana To Turn Barren Lands To Forests By Dropping Seeds From Drones

TheTelangana government is set to launch a drone-based afforestation project named 'Hara Bahara.

Politics Of Turning Ancestral Lands Of Indigenous Tribes Into Forest Reserved In Manipur

Jul 09, 2021 T S Haokip

Till today, there is no formal agreement between the Kukis and the government after the British left India, with regards to their ancestral land.


Virbhadra's Legacy: How He Saved Himachal's Forests

Virbhadra Singh made a pioneering bid to ban green felling of the forests in Himachal Pradesh for making wooden apple cartons.

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28 June, 2021

Royal Bengal Tiger Killed In 'Unwarranted Firing' In Kaziranga, Forest Staff Suspended

Outlook Web Desk

The tiger died after getting hit by a shot fired by a staff of Bheroni camp in Kaziranga who has been now suspended.


26 May, 2021

Eviction During Pandemic: No Relief For Nomads Of J&K

Naseer Ganai

Attack on nomad community of J&K has become a new normal which has has again brought focus on the Forest Rights Act.


07 March, 2021

Odisha Forest Fire: Local Outfit Calls For Bandh, Opposition Accuses Government Of Misleading People

Outlook Web Bureau

Simlipal National Park in Odisha has been ravaged by forest fires for the past two weeks. It is one of Asia's largest biosphere reserves


13 January, 2021

Assam: Mob Allegedly Attacks Forest Department Officials, Six Injured

Outlook Web Bureau

Violence broke out in Assam's Kokrajhar district, after a mob clashed with forest department officials on Wednesday


05 June, 2020

World Environment Day: Centre Launches Programme To Increase Forest Cover In Urban Areas

PTI

Prakash Javadekar launched the Nagar Van or Urban Forests with 200 corporations and cities across India while urging people to actively participate and increase the tree cover in their areas.


28 February, 2020

Protecting Mangar Bani: There’s A Need To Empower Local Community To Save Sacred Grove

Priyadarshini Sen

As market forces gain strength, spiritual beliefs alone aren’t sufficient to protect the Mangar Bani from assaults by powerful commercial, political and religious interests.


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13 January, 2020

Folk And The Forest: Commercialisation Of Tribal Art And Its Consequences

Urmi Chanda

Mixing music and nature may seem like the perfect cocktail of goodness, but it is time to take a hard look at the toxic consequences of music festivals in the forest


29 September, 2019

In Sundarbans, Rajib Naskar Risks His Life To Prevent Man-Tiger Conflicts

Ashwika Kapur

Driven by unfathomable poverty and need, the villagers living near the Sundarbans often illegally venture into the forests to fish and catch crabs, becoming easy prey for the big cats.


17 September, 2019

Indonesia Sends More People, Aircraft To Battle Forest Fires

Associated Press (AP)

Nearly every year, Indonesian forest fires spread health-damaging haze across the country and into neighboring Malaysia and Singapore.


26 August, 2019

British PM Boris Johnson Pledges 10 Mn Pounds For Fire-Ravaged Amazon

AFP

The pledge came after French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting the summit, said Sunday that world leaders had agreed to help the countries affected by the wildfires as soon as possible.


25 August, 2019

Brazil Deploys 44,000 Troops To Fight Amazon Fires Amid International Outcry

On Saturday, several helicopters along with police, military troops, firefighters and volunteers on the ground worked to extinguish fires in Bolivia's Chiquitanía region, where the woods are dry at this time of year.


08 July, 2019

I Know Many Who 'Made Millions' By Destroying J&K Forests, See Their Bungalows In Delhi: Governor SP Malik

Outlook Web Bureau

Jammu and Kashmir Governor S P Malik said there were places in Kashmir, which had zero level of pollution only because of the plantation.


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05 April, 2019

Seoul Declares National Disaster As Winds Fan Giant Forest Fire; Nearly 4,000 People Evacuated

Outlook Web Bureau

Fanned by strong winds, the forest fire quickly spread through the mountainous area, incinerating 400 homes and 500 hectares of land, according to the government.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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