many medicinal plants species in Meghalaya and other north-eastern states are on the verge of extinction because of uncontrolled and illegal trade. This was stated in a recent report of the Trade

It is estimated that around 8,000 years ago, more than six billion hectares (around 40 per cent) of the

The arrival of humans in America led to the extinction of almost 130 faunal species. A British Broadcasting Corporation report indicates that early immigrants brought with them deadly viruses that

An evergreen tree found only in Africa is on the verge of extinction because of large scale stripping of its bark

For the first time, a list of endangered flora and fauna species is being prepared by Costa Rica. World Conservation Union's (iucn) representatives, along with 70 scientists studying animal and

Scientists at the Australian Museum in Sydney say that they are close to bringing back the extinct Tasmanian tiger to life. The animal became extinct in 1936. According to a report in London's The

the marine life in the Sunderban region of West Bengal faces increasing threat owing to indiscriminate exploitation of bio-organisms and intense commercial activities in the neighbouring areas.

In a novel scheme to keep Delhi roads free of litter, the municipal corporation has decided to levy a penalty of Rs 50 on those found spitting, dumping vegetable, groundnut skins and cigarette buds

Introducing new animals in areas where they are on the brink of extinction is considered one of the best ways to reinvigorate a population. However, this may not always work, says Kenichiro Shimatani

Methane reserves set the air ablaze and roasted alive several species, including the dinosaurs