The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has reminded
affiliated schools that it is illegal to use rare/endangered species and plants
in school laboratories and classrooms.
This recent letter was a follow up of a circular sent last
year. In that circular the board had asked affiliated schools to surrender preserved
museum specimen of plants and animals.
These should be rare and threatened (as per the Wildlife
Protection Act 1972) to the Ministry
of Environment and Forest Department.