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Numbers `don’t always guard against extinction risk`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 16:02

Greater numbers help the species survive a major extinction event but, surprisingly, do not confer any protection against extinction during normal times, according to a new study.

New taste in Thai elephant meat risks extinction

Last Updated: Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:43

A new taste for eating elephant meat — everything from trunks to sex organs — has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species.

Seagrass `at risk of extinction`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2011, 12:43

A species of seagrass found only in western and southern Oz waters is at the risk of extinction.

A fifth of world`s life at extinction risk

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 09:36

A fifth of world`s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct.