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Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Surges To Worst In 15 Years

Nov 19, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Before Jair Bolsonaro's term began as President in January 2019, the Brazilian Amazon hadn't recorded a single year with more than 10,000 square kilometers of deforestation in over a decade.

COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

Nov 02, 2021 Deutsche Welle

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights 'another decade of deforestation'.


Leaders Representing More Than 85% World's Forests Have Committed To End Deforestation: UK

United Kingdom said that it has garnered support from more than 100 world leaders representing over 85 per cent of the world's forest cover to put an end to deforestation.

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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29 June, 2021

Brazil To Redeploy Troops To Amazon To Fight Deforestation

Associated Press (AP)

The decree published in the country's official gazette said soldiers would go to the states of Para, Amazonas, Mato Grosso and Rondonia through the end of August. It didn't provide details about the number of troops to be deployed nor the cost of the operation.


05 June, 2021

Reimagining The Role Of Indigenous Tribals In Restoring Local Ecosystems

T S Haokip

The unsystematic practice of Jhum with complete disregard for traditional ethics poses a grave threat to restoring the ecosystem of the land.


04 May, 2021

HC Stays Permission On Tree Felling In Shimla

Ashwani Sharma

The order was passed by a division bench of Chief Justice L. Narayana Swamy and Justice Anoop Chitkara while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL).


24 April, 2021

HC Tells 16 Forest Officials To Pay Rs 34 Lakh, Cost Of 412 Felled Trees In Himachal

Ashwani Sharma

The bench said the officials, who were responsible for this loss of 100-year-old trees, have to be put to task and be made accountable.


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.


04 June, 2020

Sundari Trees In Sundarban Delta Are Dying A Slow Death. Is Anyone Listening?

Ananda Banerjee

Sundari trees, after which the mangrove forest is named, are on the brink of extinction in West Bengal due to excessive logging in the past for its high value wood and now with seawater rise.


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04 September, 2019

Cauvery Calling: A Daring Venture That Must Be Allowed To Succeed

Prem Shankar Jha

Cauvery Calling, an initiative taken by the Isha foundation, is a powerful reminder of how it can be used to improve peoples’ lives.


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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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