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Category: forests
Last updated: Nov 20 2017 07:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Meghalaya village stays Asia's cleanest 20.11.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
For artists making nature a theme for their art, this tiny village of 500 souls nestled amongst lush green forests in a remote corner in south of Meghalaya, along the Indo-Bangladesh border, is a perfect destination. Situated in the East Khasi Hill district, the village is famous for its cleanliness and of late has become an attraction point for central and various state government officials to learn tricks to make Prime Minister Narenda Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' (Clean India Mission) successful. Functional toilets in every household, no stray animals on the streets, paved pathways, solar-lit streets and bamboo dustbins at every corner, the village, nick-named as God's Own Garden, is consistently working to retain its prestigious tag of the cleanest village of Asia; conferred on it in 2003. No traces of fallen and dry leaves can be seen as they go straight into a dustbin. Not only are plastic bags banned, but smoking is also prohibited in this village. The rules are strictly followed and the ...
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For a wider cover: meeting climate goals 9.11.2017 Hindu: Opinion
India needs to design its tree-based programmes better to meet climate goals
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In the wild, it’s code green for software engineers 5.11.2017 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Wildlife enthusiasts help Karnataka forest officials build bridges with villagers around tiger reserves
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Women power: How a forest was saved from timber mafia (IANS Special Series) 5.11.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Armed with just water bottles and sticks, a group of poor tribal women in Muturkham village of Purbi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand trekked miles to the sal forest that surrounded their habitat. Their mission: To save the forest from being plundered and denuded by the "forest mafia".
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Canon U.S.A. Continues its Commitment to Working with the Arbor Day Foundation's Reforestation Program and Reaches Yearly Milestone 29.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
MELVILLE, N.Y: In its ongoing efforts to help protect the planet, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues its commitment to the Arbor Day Foundation "Replanting Our Forests" program, reaching its 2017 goal of helping to contribute to the distribution and planting of 50,000 trees this year. To date, Canon contributed to the planting and distribution of more than 460,000 trees since it began its affiliation with the program in 2009.
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Tribespeople seek better rates for forest produce 28.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Lack of competitive prices worries around 1,50,000 forest dwellers
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Saving the Aravallis from Gurgaon 27.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Will Haryana and Delhi turn the hill range into green-view apartments? Its fate now rests with the National Green Tribunal
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Greens, tribespeople discuss ways to save forests 25.10.2017 Hindu: News
Declare Vazhachal a conservation area for Kadar community, Great Hornbill
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The Grey Forest in the Western Ghats 25.10.2017 FrontLine: Environment
The Naraikadu Forest managed by the Dhonavur Fellowship in the Western Ghats is a classic case of unconventionalcitizen-government cooperation. Text & photographs by IAN LOCKWOOD
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New UN-led partnership to help curb unsustainable wildlife hunting, protect biodiversity 17.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: To help African, Caribbean and Pacific countries stop unsustainable wildlife hunting, conserve natural heritage and strengthen people's livelihoods and food security, the United Nations agriculture agency launched on Tuesday a Euro45 million multi-partner initiative.
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Kerala battling an alien invasion 14.10.2017 Hindu: Thiruvananthapuram
Invasive species pose a threat to the State’s biodiversity, including extinction of native flora and fauna and changes in hydrology and ecosystem
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62nd Wildlife Week celebration draws to a close 10.10.2017 Manipur: E-Pao
62nd Wildlife Week celebration draws to a close
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For an alternative narrative 30.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The fond dream of an Indian Leap Manifesto and what it could bring us
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Activists vs. people who get eaten 30.9.2017 Hindu: S & T
Elite, urban social media crusaders fought for Tigress T27C1’s release. Then she killed another man
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493 tribals gets title deeds in Nilgiris 27.9.2017 Hindu: Coimbatore
The Nilgiris district administration distributed title deeds to 493 tribal people on Tuesday, paving way to implement the Forest Rights Act of 2006.At an event organised here, District Collector, Inn...
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493 gets title deeds 26.9.2017 Hindu: Home
The Nilgiris district administration distributed title deeds to 493 tribal people on Tuesday, paving way to implement the Forest Rights Act of 2006.At an event organised here, District Collector, Inn...
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Tribals in Wayanad wait for the promised land 23.9.2017 Hindu: News
Landless communities revive agitation to settle conflict of livelihoods and laws
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Conflicts across India as states create land banks for industry, investment 19.9.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Up to 2.68 mn hectares of land have been set aside in land banks in the eight states
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A forest policy on today’s terms 11.9.2017 Hindu: Opinion
The National Forest Policy must be refreshed as it contains concepts that have been long discarded
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How Chhattisgarh's mine protest expose failure of India's coal auctions 10.9.2017 Latest News
This unusual protest unfolds the heart of the Mand Raigarh coalfields that hold 3.675 billion tonnes
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