A commonly stated goal of community-based forest management is to improve the livelihoods and well-being of forest-dependent people. But whether CFM really achieves this is unclear.
There isn’t enough evidence to say if certified tropical forests are better than, the same as, or worse than conventionally managed tropical forests when it comes to people.
In 2005, conservationists launched a plan to establish rhino populations in seven parks in Assam, but this proved to be a much bigger challenge than was expected.
Four cheetahs were flown from South Africa and released into Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi, where these animals have been extinct for several years.
The plant, Arisaema translucens, had not been recorded since it was first collected from southern India in 1932.
A video shows hundreds of men descending upon a herd of elephants every time they move out of the forest patches in search of food.
The newly discovered Ankarana or Sheth’s dwarf lemur is tiny and weighs just over 100 grams.
Fourteen members of a poaching gang, consisting of wealthy coffee estate owners, software engineers and environmental consultants, were arrested in Karnataka for shooting two Sambar deer around a tiger reserve.
Officials have identified two new sites for the greater one-horned rhinoceros in northern West Bengal to relieve two national parks with rhino populations beyond their capacity.
Fewer than 100 ploughshare tortoises remain in the wild, conservationists estimate and continued poaching of these animals for the illegal pet trade is likely to wipe out the last few individuals in the next two to three years.
Studies show that a combination of factors has weakened the Indian monsoon. If deforestation continues at the current rate, matters will get much worse.
The Indian government is accusing major e-retailers, such as Amazon and eBay, of trafficking endangered animals and their skins.