Researchers at the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification warned, at least three to four species of animals, such as the Indian Cheetah, pink-headed duck, and the Great Indian Bustard, have become extinct due to desertification in India and Many more are on the verge of becoming extinct. The entire food chain is affected by the process. Desertification is caused due to insecticides, pesticides, conversion to agricultural land, industries and chemicals, indiscriminate development but everything has to be regulated so that it could be minimized and we can reverse this process back. Desertification impacts animals as well as the entire biodiversity, which includes microscopic animals to human beings. In India, more than 30 percent of its land area has been degraded through deforestation, over-cultivation, soil erosion and depletion of wetlands. It was stated in the forum that India faces a growing crisis of land degradation. The Convention, started earlier this week at a critical time when the entire world is facing problems regarding soil aridity. “If you see their distribution in geo-special platforms, you’ll realize how much changes have occurred because of the impact of deforestation and desertification,” Director of the Zoological Survey of India said.