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.

Indian flora records in London to be digitally repatriated

Records of India's diverse flora that exist in museum archives in India and London are all set to get digitised and made available electronically in a unique knowledge repatriation venture.

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.

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.

Trees `shield vulnerable flora species from climate change`

Forests featuring dense canopies develop a microclimate that protects many cold-adapted plant species from climate change, a new study has shown.

Rare NE flora, fauna face extinction threat

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

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.