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15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:48

Fifteen Indian bird species are part of a list of avians which are evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered.

Nine near-threatened bird species sighted in Chilika Lake

Last Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014, 15:40

Nine near-threatened bird species were sighted this winter at Chilika Lake, Asia`s largest brackish water lagoon, in Odisha, an official said Monday.

15 bird species in India in list of critically endangered

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 23:03

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached an all-time high as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

BNHS calls for human intervention to save endangered bird species

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 18:57

Citing the importance of human role in the preservation of wildlife, the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) has urged to conserve species, particularly the endangered ones, through research and people support.

Near extinct bird species making a comeback

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 15:56

One of the world`s oldest and most distinctive songbird species might be coming back from the brink of extinction thanks to a relocation project.

New bird species discovered in Peru

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 20:37

A new small, black-coloured bird species, with an unusual voice, has been discovered in the remote Andes Mountains of central Peru.

New bird species found in Cambodia

Last Updated: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 20:08

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown species of bird in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.

Humans triggered extinction of nearly 1000 bird species

Last Updated: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 20:01

Human colonisation of the remote Pacific islands may have spawned the global extinction of nearly 1,000 species of birds, according to a new analysis of fossil data.

New bird species discovered in Peru

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 15:28

The team chose the scientific name of the new species Capito fitzpatricki in honour of Cornell Lab of Ornithology executive director John W. Fitzpatrick.

Govt to launch recovery programme for Great Indian Bustard

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 12:58

India is launching a recovery programme for Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest flying bird species, which is on the brink of extinction.

14 bird species on verge of extinction in India

Last Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 18:59

At least 14 species of birds from India are on the verge of extinction due to poaching, over use of pesticides and loss of habitat.

Hundreds of tropical bird species at risk of extinction

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 13:04

Researchers have cautioned that up to 900 species of tropical land birds around the world could become extinct by 2100.