In a disturbing trend, scientists have reported that species are becoming extinct as much as 1,000 times more frequently - 10 times worse than the previous estimates - owing to human population growth and increasing per capita consumption.
Emperor penguins are in danger of dramatic declines by the end of the century due to climate change, says a study, suggesting the iconic animal "fully deserving of endangered status due to climate change".
A Curtin University researcher has revealed that Australia`s deadly eruptions, which occurred over 510 million years ago, were the significant reason behind the climate change that caused history`s first known mass extinction.
Researchers have said that the human Y chromosome has over the course of millions of years of evolution managed to preserve a small set of genes that has ensured not only its own survival but also the survival of men.
Despite the increasing public awareness of the dangers of illegal poaching on endangered animal species, the number of animals that are poached around the world seems to be increasing according to recent reports. The incessant selfishness of human beings has threatened the survival of wildlife animals. The animal which is getting close to the verge of extinction is the rhinoceros.