Chile wildfires damage unique flora, fauna

Massive wildfires raging in drought-stricken southern Chile have wiped out hundreds of plant species, and are now threatening animal life and a national park as well, officials warned Saturday.

Mar 22, 2015, 02:49 AM IST

Unique project by Army to sustain Sikkim`s flora and fauna

To sustain Sikkim`s rich biodiversity, the Army`s Black Cat Division has undertaken an environment pilot project for the collection and transportation of empty Tetra Pak cartons from its units deployed in Central and East Sikkim.

Aug 21, 2014, 12:41 PM IST

World`s protected areas not protecting biodiversity: Study

Researchers have warned that the world`s protected areas are not safeguarding most of the world`s imperilled biodiversity, and clear changes need to be made on how nations undertake future land protection if wildlife is going to be saved.

Jun 25, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Scientists discover 133 new fauna species in India

Scientists have discovered 133 new species of fauna in India and amoung the most significant is a bird - yet to be named - found in the Great Nicobar Island.

Jun 23, 2013, 12:05 PM IST

Fauna that lived in Mayan times survive climate change

Fauna that was prevalent at the height of the ancestral Mayan culture has survived prolonged droughts, hurricanes and the deleterious effects of climate change, experts say.

Jun 17, 2013, 12:23 PM IST

Rare NE flora, fauna face extinction threat

The threats to biodiversity arising from climate change are likely to be very acute in this region.

Nov 16, 2011, 12:58 PM IST

Climate change downsizing fauna, flora: Study

Climate change is reducing the body size of many animal and plant species, including some which supply vital nutrition.

Oct 17, 2011, 10:08 AM IST

300 new species found in Philippines

The species found include insects, spiders, reptiles, amphibians, fish, coral, sea urchins and plants.

Jul 01, 2011, 10:22 AM IST