At least 420 million hectares forest lost since 1990: Survey

What is the News? The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has released the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2020 Remote Sensing Survey. What is the FRA 2020 Remote Sensing Survey? The Survey was launched by FAO in 2018. The objectives of the survey are two-fold: To build country capacities to use… Continue reading At least 420 million hectares forest lost since 1990: Survey

SC order to raze Khori Gaon is a jarring example of coercive environmentalism

Source: The Indian Express Synopsis: This is a return to an era of green imperialism, wherein forests around the country are routinely handed over for capitalist profiteering while the landless poor are displaced in the name of restoring ecologies. Introduction: Recently, the Supreme Court of India has refused to stop the demolition of over 10,000… Continue reading SC order to raze Khori Gaon is a jarring example of coercive environmentalism

World’s forests in ‘emergency room’

A study conducted by Global forest watch has revealed that climate change has destroyed about 12 million hectares of tropical forests in 2018. The research was led by US-based World Resources Institute. Global Forest Watch is an online forest monitoring and alert system. It seeks to empower people globally to better manage forests. The study… Continue reading World’s forests in ‘emergency room’