Extinction

Black bears come back from certain extinction in US' Nevada

Black bears come back from certain extinction in US' Nevada

Further, black bears in the western Great Basin best represent a genetic metapopulation, a group of populations separated but of the same species with individuals that interact with other populations.

Nov 22, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
The face of extinction: Image of world's last-of-its-kind male white rhino goes viral

The face of extinction: Image of world's last-of-its-kind male white rhino goes viral

 Scientists are trying to develop IVF techniques that might keep the white rhino species alive.

Nov 10, 2017, 11:52 AM IST
Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tiger extinction a result of climate change, says study

Tasmanian tigers, about the size of a large dog, became extinct 81 years ago when the last one died in captivity at the Hobart zoo on September 7, 1936.

Sep 28, 2017, 12:40 PM IST
15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

15 vulture species facing extinction set to get global protection

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of species threatened with extinction has listed a majority of these vulture species as critically endangered, indicating a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Sep 24, 2017, 12:29 PM IST
Global mass extinction date predicted!

Global mass extinction date predicted!

While many scientists argue that the sixth mass extinction has already begun, the total number of species that have disappeared from the planet comes nowhere near the most apocalyptic events of the past and the rate of species loss is comparable.

Sep 21, 2017, 10:56 AM IST
Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Size matters? Biggest and smallest animal species at greater risk of extinction, says study

Large vertebrates – or animals with a backbone – are often fished, hunted, trapped, poached or killed as unintentional bycatch.

Sep 19, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
'Great Dying' was followed by more extinctions

'Great Dying' was followed by more extinctions

The researchers said that the extinction events were linked to climate change caused by massive volcanic activity.

Mar 16, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

One of Earth's biggest mass extinctions the result of ice age, not global warming!

It is the first time that the various stages of a mass extinction have been accurately understood and that scientists have been able to assess the major role played by volcanic explosions in these climate processes.

Mar 07, 2017, 20:13 PM IST
Giraffes facing 'silent extinction', population shrinks by 40% due to habitat loss

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction', population shrinks by 40% due to habitat loss

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in 1985, there were between 151,000 and 163,000 giraffes but the number was down to 97,562 in 2015.

Dec 08, 2016, 11:07 AM IST
Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

Sep 19, 2016, 09:22 AM IST
4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

Of the great ape species - the Eastern gorilla, Western gorilla, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran orangutan, Chimpanzee and Bonobo - only the Chimpanzee and Bonobo are not in critically endangered list but are listed as endangered.

Sep 05, 2016, 15:57 PM IST
Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Unfortunately, another animal species has fallen victim to climate change and has been declared endangered – the American Pika.

Aug 31, 2016, 21:45 PM IST
Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

 Black Sigatoka poses the greatest risk, capable of not only shutting down the immune system of the banana, but also producing enzymes to break down the plant's cell walls.

Aug 16, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

Ban fishing to save world`s smallest porpoise: WWF

Mexico`s environment ministry did not respond to requests for comment.

May 17, 2016, 06:37 AM IST
World's tiniest porpoise close to extinction in Mexico, warn environmentalists!

World's tiniest porpoise close to extinction in Mexico, warn environmentalists!

Environmentalists from Mexico City have claimed that the population has dropped drastically despite the arrival of navy reinforcements in the upper Gulf of California in April 2015 to enforce a ban on fishing gillnets blamed for the vaquita's death.

May 14, 2016, 20:04 PM IST
World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

Of the eight species of Pangolin found worldwide (four each in Asia and Africa), two are known from India - Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata and Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla.

Feb 20, 2016, 12:00 PM IST

Extinction key to vertebrate diversity: Study

Periods of high extinction on Earth, rather than evolutionary adaptations, may have been a key driver in the diversification of today’s dominant land vertebrates, including reptiles, birds, and mammals, suggests new research.

Nov 25, 2015, 18:25 PM IST
Half of Amazonian trees at extinction risk

Half of Amazonian trees at extinction risk

A new study has revealed that more than half of the 15,000 species of tree found in the Amazon rain forest are now on the brink of extinction.

Nov 21, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Extinction of one predator can trigger demise of another

 The findings suggest that rather than keeping focus on the conservation of a single species, a whole system approach that also includes fellow predators works better for conservation.

Nov 13, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

Sep 18, 2015, 15:45 PM IST