Animals and plants that may deserve protection under the Endangered Species Act moved closer to getting help under a legal settlement plan announced on Tuesday by the government and environmentalists.

The plan, which followed a legal battle between the government and the environmental group WildEarth Guardians, aims to cut legal and bureaucratic red tape that has kept 251 species from being off

Monarch butterfly colonies in Mexico more than doubled in size this winter after bad storms devastated their numbers a year ago, conservationists said on Monday although the migrating insect remains under threat.

Millions of butterflies make a 2,000-mile journey each year from Canada to winter in central Mexico's warmer weather but the size of that migration can vary wildly.

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Itanagar, 18 July: A five-day butterfly lovers meet starts at Jairampur in Arunachal Pradesh from tomorrow.

Photographers, nature tour operators, zoologists from different parts of the country were arriving to document the 'beautiful creatures' in the dense forests of Namdhapa Tiger Reserve this time, one of the organisers and eminent nature photographer Arif Siddiqui told PTI.

The lofty western Himalayas are being slowly robbed of their butterflies, with at least 50 percent of the species showing a massive decline in less than a decade due to human interference.

ITANAGAR, May 31: The state department of Forests has recently completed a project titled

Siliguri, May 5: The forest department has taken up projects to count and study the Asiatic black bear and to find out the status of different species of butterfly in Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary.

Haldwani: Forests of Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) and its adjacent areas are not only home to big animals like tiger and elephants but also for equally important species like butterflies.

Although there have been strong correlations between global warming and changes in the timing of events such as animal migration and flowering, it has been hard to show a cause-and-effect link.