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The environment ministry is proposing to make changes to the law so that development projects can be pushed through quickly. But will forest dwellers be short-changed in the process? 1,099 more words


Forest Righst Act- BringingTribals into mainstream

Having no legal right to their homes, lands or livelihoods scores of people live in and near India’s forest lands. These people depend on the forests for their survival. 412 more words

Common Property Rights

The Majestic Parvati Valley - Paradise Lost: Ujithra Ponniah


In what is known as the heart of Shiva, the majestic Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh, a trekker writes about a chance encounter with a Russian man and the impending destruction of the valley. 1,205 more words


Renegotiating : Adivasis and Forest Department

“You adivasis now have a higher status than us in the forest!” said the forester to the Kattunyakans in Mudakunnu village. Coming from the Forest Department, a statement of this kind does not merely come across as a surprise but rather a shock. 1,068 more words

Forest Rights Act

Review of implementation biodiversity action plans went missing, definitions hijacked the agenda of CBD COP

Dispatches from Pyeong Chang, S. Korea

The weather in Pyeong Chang (S. Korea) is very cold. The participants of Conference of Parties (COP) – 12 with their multiple agendas and contestations, counter statements are keeping the negotiation rooms very warm. 1,020 more words

Global Warming