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New body to develop national forest certification system

A new body aiming to develop a national forest certification system and formulate standards was set up Monday to promote "responsible" trade in forestry sector for better management of forest resources.

Medicinal plant growers, forest officials should ally: Experts

Medicinal plant growers and forest officials in India must join hands to benefit the country's indigenous treatment systems, experts said Saturday.

`Forests face threat from illegal encroachment`

India`s forests are not only facing threat from mining, they are also being ravaged due to illegal human encroachment.

`Chaturvedi report, a death warrant for forests`

Green activists claimed that the report of B K Chaturvedi committee would be a "death warrant" for forests and wildlife, if the govt accepts its recommendations.