Forests | VOL. 9, ISSUE 57, November-December 2009

The State of India’s Forest

The total forest cover of the country as per the 2007 assessment of State of Forest Report is 78.37 million hectares which constitutes 23.84 per cent of the geographic area of India.

Forests | VOL. 9, ISSUE 56, September-October 2009

India’s Carbon Sinks

Over the last two decades, sustainable management of forests have reversed deforestation and have transformed India’s forests into a significant net sink of carbon dioxide.

Forests | VOL. 9, ISSUE 53, March-April 2009

Protecting the World’s Forests

With less than 4 percent of the earth protected, and more and more of the world’s biomes being damaged or disappearing, it is essential that what remains is conserved.

Forests | VOL. 9, ISSUE 53, March-April 2009

Biodiversity Degradation in the Western Ghats

Land use changes related to agriculture and other developmental activities along with intensive harvesting of non timber forest products have led to loss of forests, grasslands and biodiversity in the Western Ghats. Although some of these activities contribute significantly to local household incomes, non sustainable resource extraction can be deleterious.

Forests | VOL. 8, ISSUE 48, May-June 2008

The Emerald Coastguards

The resistance of a heathy mangrove wall is known to even stand the fury of cyclones and tsunamis.

Forests | VOL. 8, ISSUE 47, March-April 2008

The State of India’s Forest

The total forest cover of the country as per the 2005 assessment of State of Forest Report is 677,088 km2 which constitutes 20.6 percent of the geographic area of India.