A kilogram of sandalwood costs Rs 16,000 in the market, and the largest sandalwood tree in Marayur is valued at about Rs 5 crore.
The UK environment secretary is set to announce that woodland creation rates will treble by May 2024, with around 7,000 hectares of woodlands planted per year.
The fund will aim to generate a profit by investing in forest properties that will be managed to both produce commercial timber and boost carbon removal.
The biodiversity park in Vizag, is unique in that despite a spread over a relatively small area of 3 acres, it is home to no less than 2,000 plant and tree species.
In a study, an area treated with a thick layer of coffee pulp turned into a small forest in two years while the control plot remained dominated by non-native pasture grasses.
The forest loss is also a major contributor to climate-warming emissions, with the dense tropical forest vegetation representing the largest living reservoir of carbon.
Padayappa is only a case in point and the people of the hill town of Munnar are living in constant fear of wild animal intrusion.
The new species were identified and found to be distinct based on multiple criteria, such as their external morphology, DNA, calling pattern, behaviour, and other natural history observations.
Kerala Forest Research Institute principal scientist Dr T V Sajeev talks to Malayala Manorama to expose the harsh realities of contemporary planning and development.
Lions entering populated places in Junagadh city is not uncommon and residents feel a sense of pride at such occurrences, as it symbolises human-wildlife mutual coexistence.