A protest has been gaining momentum in central India's Bundelkhand. It concerns a 382.131-hectare patch of the protected Buxwaha forest that is proposed to be allotted to the Bunder diamond block. The forest clearance report states that a total of 2,15,875 trees would have to be cut down in this area for the proposed mine.
Read full story here: Buxwaha Diamond Mining: 2 Lakh Trees, Tribals’ Livelihood at Stake
We are in full support of these trees, animals living in the habitat and support the livelihood concerns of about 7,000 tribals.
Read our blog: Indian Environmental Laws and Buxwaha Forest