Conservation in India Current Affairs, GK & News
On 15 Nov, the Union Environment Ministry withdrew a draft amendment that proposed updates to the Indian Forest Act, 1927. Activist groups and some State governments have opposed this proposed law. The Indian Forest Act, 2019, was envisaged as an amendment to the Indian Forest Act, 1927 and an effort to address contemporary challenges to ..
The Jammu and Kashmir government has set up a ten-member committee to declare Srinagar’s famous Dal Lake and its surrounding areas as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ), following concerns over its shrinking size. Pollution and encroachments have resulted in the Dal Lake shrinking from its original area of 22 square kilometers to about 10 square ..
Topics: Biodiversity • Conservation in India • Dal Lake • Dredging Corporation of India • Eco-Sensitive Zone • Environment of India • Jammu and Kashmir • Jammu Division • Ministry of Environment and Forests • Natural environment • Suvini Zerboni
The Jabalpur-based Tropical Forest Research Institute (TFRI) has launched a mobile phone application containing details about insects and pests and their management. The app “INSECT PESTS” is a tool that provides information on insect and pests found in various forest areas and their management in tropical forests of central India. The app contains information in ..
Topics: Conservation in India • Environment of India • Forestry • India • Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education • Ministry of Environment and Forests • Pest • TFRI • Tropical Forest Research Institute
National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) releases study titled “Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India: A Value+ Approach”
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has released a study titled “Economic Valuation of Tiger Reserves in India: A Value+ Approach”. The study is authored by the Centre for Ecological Services Management at the Indian Institute of Forest Management (Bhopal). It estimates the economic valuation of Bandipur Tiger Reserve and 9 other tiger reserves in ..
Topics: Bengal tiger • Book:Tiger Reserves in India • Conservation in India • Conservation-reliant species • Eastern Highlands moist deciduous forests • Environmental conservation • Felids • National symbols of India • Tiger reserves of India • Tigers in India
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signs MOU with TIFAC for supporting forest based communities
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has signed MOU with Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC) to provide livelihood opportunities and augment income of the forest based communities. Through this collaboration, TIFAC will help ICFRE to refine and up-scale the technologies developed, take technologies to the end users including farmers, State ..
The government has asked seven states- Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand, to effectively implement the Forest Rights Act. The Prime Minister’s office (PMO) has asked these states to implement Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act in campaign mode. The analysis of monthly progress reports of these ..
Topics: Conservation in India • Environment • India • Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act • Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes • Society for the Promotion of Himalayan Indigenous Activities • The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act • Uttar Pradesh