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Issue date: 
24 November 2011

Sustainable forest management attains greater significance

At a time when the Indian economy is expanding at a very fast pace, importance of sustainable forest management attains greater significance, Director General of Forests and special secretary to Government of India PJ Dilip Kumar said, while speaking at the Indian Forest Congress organised in New

Issue date: 
2 December 2011

Japan to continue supporting forestry projects in India

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Friday said it will continue to support forestry projects in India by making focussed efforts to rejuvenate the forests and help communities earn a sustainable livelihood.

Issue date: 
December 01, 2011

India manages to stem deforestation: Minister

Proving the outcry that forests are shrinking due to increased urbanisation, industrialisation and rehabilitation, India has set its record straight with a modest increase in its forest cover.

Issue date: 
25-November, 2011

Inclusion of Forestry Matters in Policy and Decision Making Process: NFC

Shri Ranjan Chatterjee, Consultant, Planning Commission, said that forests are meant for every body and we need to keep balance between environment and forests. Shri Chatterjee said, “Forests are under pressure because of lack of understanding.

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October 2011

State level Workshop on Decentralised Forest Governance: Beyond JFM

When: Oct 14 - 15, 2011

Where: Bhubaneswar, India

Organized By: Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC)

Issue date: 
October 25th, 2011

New approaches to sustainable forest management: a study of service innovation in conserving forestry resources

Sustainability has been a primary concern for the forestry professionals. This paper is concerned with the continuing evolution of approaches to monitor sustainable forest management.

Issue date: 
December 1, 2010

Collective Action for Sustainable Forestry

The article examines the efforts for collective action of ten village communities in the state of Orissa to manage their local forest resources from an institutional perspective.

Issue date: 
18 October 2011

100,000 community foresters to help green India

Agartala : India will engage 100,000 educated youths to execute an ambitious Green India Mission (GIM) which seeks to increase the country's forest cover to 33 percent from 20 percent within 10 years, says a top forest official.

Issue date: 
October 17, 2011

Japan approves 4 forestry CDM projects


Host country: Nicaragua

Project Name: South CDM reforestation project in Nicaragua

Activities Summary: reforestation of native species to the former pasture has declined by over-harvesting (area: 813ha)

Issue date: 
September 27, 2011

Compensatory afforestation has not worked, says a new study

A new study supported by the Green Party of Germany finds that compensatory afforestation has not taken off in many cases and forest conservation rules have helped industry more than environment.


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