Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

Neanderthals from Western Europe almost became extinct before modern humans set in

A new study of mitochondrial DNA sequences suggests that Western Europe may have undergone a population crisis during a cold stretch of the Neanderthal era.

‘Extinct’ South Island bird kokako could still be alive

A South Island bird `kokako`, previously thought to be extinct, may still be alive, according to the Ornithological Society, which monitors rare and endangered birds species.

Tree species greatly at risk from climate change

Many tree species might become extinct due to climate change if no action is taken in time.

Scientist says he found Japan fish thought extinct

A science professor says a Japanese salmon species thought to have gone extinct 70 years ago lives in a lake near Mount Fuji.

Two more rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada

Federal wildlife biologists have confirmed sightings of two more Sierra Nevada red foxes that once were thought to be extinct.

Tigers could be extinct within 12 yrs: WWF

Tigers could become extinct within 12 years, nature conservation body WWF said.

Humans will be extinct within 100 years, predicts Oz scientist

An Australian scientist, who
helped eradicate smallpox from the world, has predicting that human race will be extinct within next 100 years.

Madagascar bird declared extinct

The Alaotra Grebe, a diving bird native to Madagascar, has been officially classified as extinct.

Extinct giant shark nursery `discovered`

US palaeontologists claim
to have discovered an extinct giant shark nursery in Panama.

`Extinct` frog species discovered after 30 years

A species of frog thought to have been extinct for 30 years has been discovered in rural Australian farmland, officials said today.

90% of world`s languages will disappear in 100 years: UN

A UN report on the state of the world`s indigenous peoples Thursday said about 90 percent of the world`s languages which are spoken by indigenous peoples may be extinct in the next 100 years.

Pandas could be extinct in 2-3 generations: Report

China`s giant panda could be extinct in just two to three generations as rapid economic development is infringing on its way of life, state media said on Monday, citing an expert at conservation group WWF.

Two thirds of freshwater crab species maybe become extinct

A new survey has indicated that two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct, with one in six species particularly vulnerable.