Forest: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

FAO Report: Global Forest Resources Assessment, 2020

Published: May 14, 2020

On May 13, 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization released the Global Forest Resources Assessment Report, 2020. According to the report, around 178 million hectares of forests is lost in the last 30 years. However, the rate at which the forests are being destroyed has reduced. Key Findings The report says that between 2015 and ..

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Study of Community Forest Resources by Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Published: March 31, 2020

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently commissioned a study about Community Forest resource Rights. According to the study, broad guidelines are needed to implement Community Forest Rights. Legislation The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) act, 2006, also called the FRA act defines the Community Forest resource Rights. The FRA ..

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International Day of Forests observed on 21 March

Published: March 21, 2020

The United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests in 2012. United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization are the main organisers of the Forest Day. The Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of all types of forests. The theme for each International Day of Forests is selected ..

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Lai Haraoba Festival begins in Tripura

Published: January 4, 2020

On January 2, 2020, the Lai Haraoba festival began in Tripura. The festival will be celebrated for 5 days. The festival is celebrated by the Meitei community. The community is spread across Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, Myanmar and Bangladesh. However, the festival is widely celebrated in the state of Manipur. Lai Haraoba Festival Lai Haraoba ..

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Assam govt. sets up Anti Depredation Squads to avoid human-wildlife conflicts

Published: December 7, 2019

The state government of Assam has set up 15 Anti-Depredation Squads of Forest department to deal with human-wildlife conflicts in state. The squads would help Forest Department to reduce casualties in conflict situations. About Anti-Depredation Squads These squads will be stationed in 15 major human-wildlife conflict districts of Assam to deal with problem and ensure ..

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