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un schemes to save forests 'can trample on tribal rights'




many people in the democratic republic of congo rely on rapidly dwindling woodland for their livelihoodsthe only un-approved financial mechanism to curb deforestation, a key driver of global warming, has bulldozed the rights of forest-dwelling peoples on three continents and needs to be fixed, exper...



tribal forests in wisconsin are more diverse, sustainable




don waller first visited the forests managed by the menominee nation in the 1980s while studying the effects of deer on seedling growth. he was immediately impressed. the forests seemed more mature and healthy than those outside of the menominee reservation in northern wisconsin.



trump and the cycle of democracy promotion




u.s. governments have long swung between advancing human rights abroad and supporting stable allies that trample on those rights.



payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore china's native




despite massive efforts at reforestation, china's native forests continue to be displaced by plantations. a new study by researchers from the world agroforestry centre (icraf), kunming institute of botany (kib), princeton university, and sun yat-sen university argues that rural communities could hel...



dbt schemes benefited 41 mn people, saved govt rs 650 bn: amitabh kant




the direct benefit transfer (dbt) mechanism in various government schemes have helped the government save around rs 650 billion (over $10 billion), niti aayog ceo amitabh kant said here on saturday. "all government schemes should be linked to dbt, or else corruption cannot be eliminated. currently a...



four-day tribal jamboree from january 31 in telangana




a four-day tribal jamboree aimed at promoting the worship of trees, forests and to preserve tribal culture and traditions will begin from january 31 along the mulugu -eturnagaram highway in telangana. lakhs of tribal men and women arrive on bullock carts and walk through deep jungles from faraway pl...



'keep it local' approach more effective than government schemes at protecting ra




conservation initiatives led by local and indigenous groups can be just as effective as schemes led by government, according to new research. in some cases in the amazon rainforest, grassroots initiatives can be even more effective at protecting this vital ecosystem. this is particularly important d...



after poll debacle, irom in kerala to live among tribals




human rights activist irom sharmila, who had a disastrous debut in the recent manipur elections, will spend some time in this tribal settlement in palakkad district.she today arrived in this tribal hamlet to be away from the post poll frenzy and made it clear she would continue her fight for human r...



amit shah eats lunch at tribal party worker's house in mp




bjp president amit shah today had lunch at the residence of a tribal worker of the party here as part of the bjp's outreach programme to strengthen the bond with the socially-oppressed classes.shah, flanked by madhya pradesh chief minister shivraj singh chouhan and state party chief nandkumar chauha...



mapping the first family tree for tropical forests




more than 100 researchers have collaborated to classify the world's tropical forests according to their evolutionary history, a process that will help researchers predict the resilience or susceptibility of different forests to global environmental changes.



payments to rural communities offer a new opportunity to restore china's native




patches of reforested land alongside farms in sichuan province, china. reforestation in china often uses single species rather than the range of species found in the original native forests. credit: fangyuan huadespite massive efforts at reforestation, china's native forests continue to be displaced...



sc verdict against shariat, but appeals to muslims to avoid triple talaq




jamiat ulama-i-hind, a religious organisation representing muslim clerics, has expressed "deep concern" over the supreme court judgement striking down triple talaq, saying it is "against" the shariat.the outfit, which claims to have 10,000 clerics as members, has also appealed to muslims to avoid th...



jharkhand board declares class 12 arts results, check your result




after announcing the 2017 intermediate results of science and commerce on may 30 (tuesday), the jharkhand academic council (jac) of ranchi declared the class 12 results of arts exams on june 20 (tuesday). the exams were held from february 18 to march 9. students can check their results on the offici...



half a cheer for democracy in pakistan




pakistan is finally granting the people of its troubled tribal areas the long-denied right of full citizenship.democracy has had a rough time in pakistan. but 70 years after independence, democracy took a significant step forward in the country with the recent decision to merge the war-torn and negl...



a blot on india’s most literate state




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: a photograph of 35-year-old madhu taken just before he was beaten to deaththe lynching of a mentally unstable tribal in attappadi in kerala has forced the high court to initiate proceedings on its own and direct the state government to ...



want to save the trees? unleash the fungus!




where logging and burning and farming have leveled forests and sapped the soil of nutrients, scientists are shrooming in the most sober sense of the word. the post want to save the trees? unleash the fungus! appeared first on wired.



new mexico's contentious 'pot powwow'




a cannabis company believes the pot industry could save tribal nations from poverty. but many argue it would only make a drug problem worse.



bill to ban unregulated deposit schemes could get cabinet nod today




the union cabinet on tuesday is likely to approve a bill that seeks to ban all unregulated deposit schemes including ponzi schemes and the ones accepting cryptocurrencies. officials said the bill — ‘banning of unregulated deposit schemes’ 2018 — was expected to be introduced as soon as the b...



the effect of hurricanes on puerto rico's dry forests




caribbean tropical forests are subject to hurricane impacts of great variability. in addition to natural storm incongruity, climate change can alter storm formation, duration, frequency, and intensity. scientists assessed the impacts of storms of different intensities and frequencies on tropical dry...



sebi issues more disclosure norms for merged mutual fund schemes




the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has tightened norms pertaining to disclosure of performance track record of merged mutual fund (mf) schemes. the market regulator on thursday issued a circular for standardising performance disclosures following a merger of schemes. currently, due to...



new research predicts which trees are at greatest risk of beetle invasion




pitch pine forests are at greater risk of attack from the southern pine beetle than forests with a mix of tree species, according to research from dartmouth college. the study shows that the composition of forests is more important than other factors when predicting where the destructive pest will s...



mountain forests don't need humans – but we need them




forests in the mountain regions of our planet are fragile ecosystems, suffering from the impact of climate change. however, to survive in the long-term, these ecosystems do not need human intervention. it is rather the humans in the mountain regions who depend on healthy forests and the protection t...



tribal art catches the collector's fancy




holy cows, global and localbusiness standardan interest from collectors, museums and institutions is creating a strong market for tribal artavantika bhuyan  april 14, 2017 last updated at 23:00 isthttp://mybs.in/2uuwkii



presstv-us drone attack kills five in nw pakistan




at least five people have lost their lives after a us drone attack on a compound in pakistan's northwestern tribal region, intelligence officials say.the fatalities occurred on monday evening, when the strike targeted a home in kurram tribal district, close to the afghan border.a militant commander ...



fewer fund schemes good for retail investors




after nudging mutual fund houses to reduce the number of schemes for the past five-six years, the securities and exchange board of india (sebi) has finally taken the strong step of classifying all schemes under five broad categories. every category has been further classified into 36  sub-categorie...