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Disclaimer TNT does not necessarily share the views expressed, or vouch for the accuracy of facts represented, in these news reports and articles. Home | Reports | Related Articles | Resources | Gallery | Feedback | Contact | About Finally, community forest rights | Oct 31, 2011 The Soligas' long struggle ends in victory. After bearing the brunt of wildlife protection measures for years, the inhabitants of the Biligiri Rangaswami Temple Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka can now access and manage forest resources.. Read more Conservation hypocrisy: Again, they come for the forest dwellers | Oct 30, 2011 Centuries ago, humans and beasts lived in harmony. Other races invaded India, cleared the forest for agriculture. European colonizers forcibly snapped the amicable link with nature. This widely held belief of our environmental history is no more than a romantic myth, writes Janaki Lenin... Read more Goa plans to revive 63 mining leases in sanctuary | Oct 29, 2011 The Congress-led Goa government has given a controversial lease of life to more than 60 non-operational mines in the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, leaving environmentalists angry. The Regional Plan 2021, a futuristic land use document, has revived 63 mining leases in the sanctuary... Read more Centre's Saranda blueprint ready | Oct 29, 2011 The Centre has chalked out an action plan that promises to dole out BPL cards, extend housing and forest rights titles and employ youths of Saranda forest to ensure holistic development of the erstwhile Maoist stronghold... Read more My husband and other animals | Oct 28, 2011 From failed agriculture to accidentally sheltering marauding monkeys and rattlesnakes and porcupines, Janaki Lenin recounts the conservationists' lurch from one disaster to another... Read more 'Once land acquisition picks up, the landless poor may be forgotten' | Oct 27, 2011 PV Rajagopal, coordinator of Ekta Parishad which features a nationwide network of people's movements, believes there are several problems to be sorted out in FRA but even within existing limitations, several thousand families have benefited... Read more NTPC told to take people's consent on land acquisition | Oct 26, 2011 The Orissa government has asked central public sector NTPC to acquire land after receiving the consent of owners for its two proposed ultra mega power projects. "NTPC has been told to acquire land after taking the consent of the local people and spend 5% of its  profits towards peripherial development," said chief secretary B K Patnaik… Read more Natarajan seeks top official's explanation for questioning FRA | Oct 25, 2011 Environment and forests minister Jayanthi Natarajan has demanded an explanation from the highest forest official in the country, the director-general of forests, on his letter questioning the provisions of the Forest Rights Act and a report of the Centre... Read more Tribal launch stir with a rally to protect their natural resources | Oct 19, 2011 Around 3,000 tribals from across Koraput took out a rally demanding that the government take strong action to protect tribal life and livelihoods. One of the key demands of the Koraputia Jana Surakhya Samiti is proper implementation of FRA and and protection of Deomali and Mali Parbat, the source of their livelihood… Read more  'We do not wish to be relocated from the habitat, which has nurtured us' | Oct 18, 2011 After being disappointed with the government, tribal communities in Karnataka are organizing themselves into an Adivasi Parliament to bring about implementation of acts that are meant to guard them against exploitation... Read more Villagers move out of tiger zone, and are the richer for it | Oct 17, 2011 At a time when the rehabilitation of villages out of tiger landscapes has become more difficult than ever, with the Forest Rights Act having made it subject to vilagers' consent, Wan in Melghat is one tiger territory that stands out in contrast... Read more Environment ministry wants to restore night traffic through Bandipur tiger reserve | Oct 14, 2011 The Karnataka HC had banned traffic through Bandiput tiger reserve from 9 pm to 6 am, but the Union environment ministry is considering moving court to vacate the ban on the two national highways passing through the reserve... Read more Socio-economic factors behind Naxalism in Karnataka | Oct 10, 2011 Some NGOs functioning from the Western Ghats areas in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts say the question of livelihood is one of the reasons behind youth in the tribal areas taking up Naxalism... Read more In the News : 2011