India faces severe decline in farmland trees, major losses in Maharashtra and Telangana

India, May 18 -- Study notes that trees such as jackfruit, jamun, mahua, neem and others offer shade and other livelihood to small farmers Millions of large trees across Indian farms have vanished in... Read More

Omicron subvariant KP.2 'FLiRT' detected in Maharashtra to be dominant COVID-19 strain

India, May 17 -- Close to 100 cases detected in the state so far; Sub-variant characterised by ability to evade immunity & be fast spreading Maharashtra has identified 91 cases of the Omicron subvari... Read More

Three deaths in leopard attacks force Junnar forest division to propose declaring Maharashtra taluka as 'disaster area'

India, May 13 -- Forest official says drought conditions, lack of prey base and exceeding carrying capacity reasons for attacks Three fatal leopard attacks within weeks in Junnar taluka of Maharashtr... Read More

UNFF: Countries adopt declaration on forest protection, emphasise on adopting technology for monitoring

India, May 12 -- The resolution paves the path for strengthening the International Arrangement on Forests, says UNFF19 Chair The delegates at the 19th United Nations Forum for Forests (UNFF) on May 9... Read More

Early warning systems and controlled burning for forest fire management in talks at UN Forum on Forests

India, May 10 -- By end of forum on May 10, declaration aims to achieve agreement on a high-level political commitment to forest protection Delegates at 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Fo... Read More

Adopt 'traditional knowledge' indicators for monitoring global biodiversity framework: Amnesty International

India, May 10 -- Existing indicators overlook Indigenous rights, fail to recognise these communuities' essential role in conserving biodiversity Proposals for monitoring a landmark global agreement o... Read More

Climatisation caused by commercialisation has reduced forest governance to carbon sinks

India, May 9 -- State regulation and community-led initiatives could offer better pathways for effective forest governance, the report at UN Forum on Forests suggests A United Nations report has warn... Read More

Climate change to force mass migration of venomous snakes, increase poisoning in people, cattle

India, May 9 -- Models estimate some species may lose over 70% of their habitat while others gain over 250% Climate change may impact the geographical distribution of venomous snakes, causing mass mi... Read More

Combating forest fires in focus on Day 1 of UNforum; India sharesrevised National Forest Policy

India, May 8 -- About 100 million hectares of forestor 3% of world's total forest area affected by fires each year India shared its revised National Forest Policy during the 19th United Nations Forum... Read More

Coral bleaching grips Indian coasts; Lakshadweep, Andamans most affected

India, May 8 -- Rains in Tamil Nadu, Andamans and Goa likely to bring sea temperatures down and contain bleaching Corals in the Lakshadweep coast on the Arabian Sea as well as those along the eastern... Read More