What is MISHTI, to save mangroves, and what do experts say?

Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes MISHTI scheme explained

On 1st February the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman in the union budget 2023-24 speech introduced the MISHTI scheme. It stands for ‘Mangrove Initiative for Shoreline Habitats & Tangible Incomes.’ The scheme will be taken up for mangrove plantations along the coastline and on saltpan lands, wherever feasible. This would be done … Read more

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

Chile forest fires claim 22 lives so far, spreads amid heat wave

The Chilean government confirmed this Saturday that 22 people have died in the virulent disasters that have already destroyed more than 45,000 hectares in the centre and south of the country. “The preliminary data that we have right now is 15 people who have died,” the Minister of the Interior, Carolina Tohá, said early in … Read more

COP city: How 350 acres of forest land is in danger?

What is 'Cop City', and what's the whole controversy?

On January 18, during a routine police operation to clear protesters from the site of a future training facility dubbed “Cop City” on the wooded outskirts of Atlanta, shots were fired. When the smoke cleared, an activist was dead and a state trooper was injured. Law enforcement officers, including a SWAT team, were violently evicting … Read more

How religion has helped in the conservation of wildlife in Northeast India?

sacred grooves in india

Sacred groves are a form of nature worship and are considered ‘Sacred Natural sites’ as per the definition provided by IUCN. Since the beginning of time, indigenous groups have performed numerous cultural and religious rites at a location that is dedicated to the local god. Read more: Sacred Groves of India – An Overview There … Read more

Can Brazil’s new president’s, Lula, climate policies save the Amazon rainforest?

lula's policies to save amazon forests

As Brazil’s newly elected president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has a great responsibility on his shoulders. The environmental infrastructure of the county is in great need of revival. During his campaign, Lula pledged to safeguard the Amazon rainforest, which traps a sizable percentage of the world’s carbon emissions, in order to aid in the … Read more

Every year 10 million hectares of forest are destroyed in the world

Every year 10 million hectares of forest are destroyed in the world

Some 10 million hectares of forests are destroyed each year, an area larger than the size of Portugal and equivalent to that of Iceland, according to the UN, which points to this “alarming” global deforestation, along with agriculture and other changes in land use, as responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. According to … Read more

Jurong National Park, Asia’s largest bird park closes today!

jurong bird park closes

Jurong National Park is a bird park and a tourist attraction in Jurong, Singapore. The national park is managed by Mandai Wildlife Reserve. According to the Mandai Wildlife Reserve, Jurong National Park was first opened in 1971. Furthermore, it has become Asia’s largest bird park after five decades. The park is stretched across 20.2 hectares … Read more

Forest Conservation (Amendment) Act 2022, Explained!

forest conservation billl 2022

With the winter parliament session, the conversation about the forest, and forest rights is back at the forefront. There are majorly two laws that protect the rights of forest dwellers i.e. Forest Conservation Act of 1980, and the Forest Rights Act (FRA), of 2006. The changes in the latter have severely put the forest dwellers at … Read more

What is the Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act 2016?

Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act

The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016 received the assent of the President on the 3rd of August 2016. It is a special Fund established under the public account of India. It collects compensation money from the user agencies that use forest land for commercial activities such as mining and industries. The National Fund is under … Read more