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Wildlife nod not required for railway projects: Ministry -Jayashree Nandi

-Hindustan Times Handbook of Forest Conservation Act, 1980, now reads: “Prior recommendation of Standing Committee of NBWL under the provisions of Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 shall be obtained, if required, for taking developmental activities in/over an area falling within eco sensitive zones.” Railway projects, small-scale development works involving construction over less than 20,000 square metres, and under-25 MW capacity hydropower plants will not require approval from the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL)...

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Conservationist warns against dam permit in Arunachal

-The Telegraph He said the report based on which the decision was taken to give clearance to Demwe Lower project was “faulty” New Delhi: A wildlife expert has appealed to the Union forest and environment ministry to roll back the clearance given to the Demwe Lower project, saying the report based on which the decision was taken, was “faulty”. A wildlife conservationist from Assam, Bimal Gogoi, who was an appellant in the National...

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Nobody can grab land under Forest Rights Act -Praveen Bhargav

-Bangalore Mirror The issue of encroachments in Devammachi Reserved Forests in Diddalli, Kodagu has thankfully evoked a balanced response from political leaders cutting across party lines. The Chief Minister, the District Minister, the Member of Parliament and the Virajpet MLA have all taken a clear stand that such fresh forest encroachments cannot be permitted while maintaining that poor people would be rehabilitated outside. However, the ill informed actions and statements of...

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Rights for the rightful owners -Brinda Karat

-The Hindu On the tenth anniversary of the historic passage of the Forest Rights Act, tribal resistance to defend their rights is growing even as government after government tries to dilute its provisions On this day 10 years ago the historic Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act was passed in the Lok Sabha. Its conception and passage was the result of the decades of struggles and...

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Forest regeneration plan won't revive degraded forests, experts say -Akash Vashishtha

-India Today Experts claim that afforestation in the degraded areas include monoculture plantations which is not sufficient to create the ecosystem required for wildlife to thrive. Union environment minister may have a plan to regenerate the degraded forests of the country but that might not revive the lost wildlife and biodiversity because artificial ecosystem cannot be a substitute for the natural process. Forest experts have claimed that massive afforestation in the degraded...

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