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25% of sharks and rays at high risk of extinction

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:40

A new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that a quarter of the world`s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

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.

India urged to increase park security to protect rhinos

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 11:04

Concerned over growing incidents of poaching of rhinos, five Asian rhino range nations in a resolution asked India to take measures, including increased level of security to wildlife parks, to protect the vulnerable species.

Himachal park may not get UNESCO tag

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 18:15

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh may not get the coveted tag of a World Heritage Natural Site with Unesco`s advisory body, IUCN, recommending a deferral.

Gangetic river dolphin population stable in Bihar

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:08

The endangered Gangetic river dolphin population has been stable in Bihar over the last six years, despite accidental and intentional killing of the mammal in the rivers, an official said.

Private museum claims to have world`s largest croc skull

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 13:50

A miniature private museum of antiques and wildlife trophies in Rajkanika area of Odisha`s Kendrapara district claim to house the world’s largest crocodile skull.

Rare Amur leopard couple spotted in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 21:22

A pair of endangered Amur leopards has been spotted in northeastern China, an indication that population of the extremely rare cat is recovering in the country.

Nordmann`s Greenshank bird on endangered list

Last Updated: Sunday, November 04, 2012, 10:06

Nordmann`s Greenshank, a beautiful Russian shorebird which migrates annually to many south Asian countries, including India, is listed as `endangered` on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 09, 2012, 19:52

No vultures will be left in India and the rest of South Asia if no immediate steps are taken for their conservation, non-governmental organisations have warned.

Sparrows in trouble due to mobile towers

Last Updated: Saturday, September 15, 2012, 18:56

Changing climate, global warming, growing concrete jungles, depleting greenery and most of all mobile towers dotting the skyline of urban and rural areas are seen as plausible causes for decline of sparrows across the country.

Bears facing threat in India: Wildlife institutions

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 10:42

Poaching, retaliatory killings and habitat loss are threatening the existence of bears in India, which is home to four of the eight species of the furry mammal.