Last month, the 20-member National Forest Rights Act Committee set up jointly by the MoEF and MoTA submitted its report ...more
The first draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2009, if applied in its present form, will exclude local communities from any say ...more
In response to the Ministry of Environment and Forest’s initiative to propose a new National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA), a group of individuals from civil society...more
In an exercise that acknowledges individual claims under the RFRA, the government organized a land distribution programme at Yarakatte, ...more
The Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has recently published a draft Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2009 and was made available for public comments. ATREE’s Wetland conservation team has done a detailed analysis of the same and the suggestions were submitted to the ministry.
With the objective of combining the existing bills related to Inland fisheries, Government of Kerala has recently notified a draft, 'Kerala Inland Fishery Bill (2010)'. Fisheries experts and traditional fishermen of the inland fisheries sector are apprehensive about the Bill.
With the introduction of Biological Diversity Act, 2002, which restricts availability of genetic resources from India to the rest of the world, we have sent an unsolicited invitation for equal and opposite reactions…Let the Genes Cross Borders, Down to Earth.