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

Expanding forest cover: On proposed amendments to Forest Act

Synopsis: Proposed legal amendments to the Indian Forest Act are in the right direction. Introduction The environment ministry recently initiated the process to amend the existing forest legislation. It has been now put up in the public domain recently to invite stakeholders’ and state governments’ response. Why was there a need to amend the Indian… Continue reading Expanding forest cover: On proposed amendments to Forest Act