Monday, 21 May 2018

The coasts need science-based policy action

The coasts came into nation's consciousness after the economic reforms were initiated in 1991. Similarly, it is only now that research is understanding the complexities of coastal and marine biodiversity. By diluting conservation rules for the coast, the government is letting this ecosystem be tampered with even before it is understood. MORE ...

Fishing boats anchored off Mumbai coast.

Is the new forest policy draft missing the wood for the trees?

The draft National Forest Policy 2018 has a strong focus for producing wood for industrial use. It is likely to undo the gains made by the National Forest Policy of 1988. MORE ... 

There is much livelihood support from forests for the poor communities living close by.