Saturday, May 15, 2021

    Tag: FOREST

    Sikkim’s urban sacred groves mitigate double the carbon compared to a natural rural forest

    A quality unique to Sikkim has been the role played by its religious and cultural institutions in the preservation of forests, these forests also help fight the impact of climate change and mitigate environmental degradation to a large extent.

    TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in 2020 includes Indigenous Waorani leader

    Nemonte Nenquimo, a leader of Ecuador’s Indigenous Waorani nation, has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020 for her work in defending her people’s territory in the Amazon Rainforest against the extractive industry.

    Lessons on coexistence with the environment from two tribal districts in Odisha

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, various voices call for a change in human behaviour towards ecosystems and biodiversity and strengthen conservation.

    Uttarakhand eyes a part of Rajaji Tiger Reserve for Kumbh

    Preparing for Kumbh, scheduled from January 2021 in Haridwar, Uttarakhand government’s forest department has requested permission from the centre to temporarily use a part of Rajaji National Park for pilgrim facilities.
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    Manipur Loses Forest Due to Poppy Cultivation, Unrestrained Community Control

    Manipur blames its rapid decline in forest cover to community control over forest areas and the lack of government infrastructure to curb the problem.

    India’s tiger reserves are browning and drying: study

    A vegetation assessment of India’s tiger reserves suggests that the elevated protection status of reserves alone is insufficient in preserving the vegetation conditions.

    Thousands of Adivasis March to Delhi to Reclaim their Forests and their Dignity

    Thousands of Adivasis staged a protest against the improper implementation of the historic Forest Rights Act(2006).

    Protests to Save Mumbai’s Aarey Forest Continues Amid Conservation- Development Debate

    Residents of Mumbai have been protesting against the rapid decay and damage caused to the Aarey forest.

    Latin America saw most murdered environmental defenders in 2018

    Eighty-three of the 164 environmental defenders killed around the world in 2018 were from Latin America.

    Declare UP’s Mirzapur forests as a conservation reserve, says study

    The study has recommended to the government to notify a part of the Mirzapur’s forest area as a conservation reserve with sloth bear as a flagship species. It noted that the Mirzapur forests are an important wildlife corridor for protected areas around it.

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