Environmental Economics

Greenpeace divers off the coast of the Andaman and Nicobar islands send a message to the Indian government that they must protect the oceans and the communities whose livelihoods are dependent of the fruits of the seas. Photo: EPA

400 plants and animals added to ‘threatened’ list

An island-dwelling cockroach and a tiny snail were declared extinct on Wednesday while 400 plants and animals were added to a threatened “Red List” as global environment ministers met in India.