Invasive alien species are regarded as principal threats to global biodiversity. In this paper, the authors describe a situation where an endemic plant species, the dwarf bamboo

Lantana (Lantana camara), one of the world's most troublesome invasive weeds, has become a menace in most of the protected areas located in tropical and subtropical belt of India. The lantana-infested landscapes not only are impoverished as habitats of wildlife but also contribute to human-wildlife conflicts owing to diminished ecosystem services.

Lantana is one of the world

Conservation is a tricky thing. It's about finding the balance between the needs of wildlife and mankind. It's about preserving what exists, saving what's diappearing, and encouraging what's naturally developing. WWT's (Wildlife & Wetlands Trust) work in Koshi Tappu, Nepal is a fascinating project that requires careful dedication to all these balances. In a nutshell, Koshi Tappu is a wetland that has been fished by local communities for generations upon generations.

Lantana camara Linn. is a noxious weed posing a serious threat to the ecology. It demands concrete efforts for its management. L. camara was evaluated for its pulp and paper making properties. Data on chemical constituents, fibre dimensions, unbleached, bleached yield and physical strength properties of pulp sheets were obtained.

Experiments were conducted to control Lantana camara in Shiwalik hills of Punjab through chemical treatment.

Invasive species have been the focus of environmentalists due to their undesired impact on the ecosystem. Spread of Lantana (Lantana camara L.), an invasive plant species, has been found in diverse geophysical environments causing a threat to the native flora.

The nitrogen enriched phosphocompost was prepared utilizing the abundantly available green biomass of Lantana camara and supplemented with 12.5 and 25.0 per cent levels of rock phosphate, 1.0% fertilizer nitrogen (urea), 5.0 and 10.0 per cent pyrite or by inoculation with Azotobacter chroococcum and Aspergillus awamori.

The paper presents the findings of 7year long field trial of a fodder plantation technique specially designed for enrichment of wildlife habitats by biological displacement of Lantana cover by bamboo in a Lantana-infested area. The field trial was carried out between 1995-96 and 2002-03 in Rajaji National Park.

Lantana camara Linn. belonging to family Verbenaceae is known world wide as an obnoxious weed having 650 varieties spreading over 60 countries. The present study was carried out to investigate the efficacy of L. camara extracts against wood destroying white and brown rot fungi.