We still do not know 60-70% of the living insect species in India and almost all of these yet unnamed species probably occur only in our Protected Areas now. 'No permits to survey in' or 'unrestricted access to these areas given to qualified specialist scientists' means no knowledge about three quarters of our subcontinent's biota.

This paper covers different plants used in traditional cottage industries of rural. These 20 plants of 12 angiospermic families were reported after a number of randomly visits of various rural areas of Pilibhit district of UP. Plant parts used for making different baskets, ropes, threads, bags, mats, etc were listed accordingly.