Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Poaching of tigers on in protected forests: Study

Poachers are hunting down big cats in highly secured protected forests in the country despite having programmes involving crores of rupees for their conservation, two major global conservation organisations claimed.

25% of sharks and rays at high risk of extinction

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.

BNHS calls for human intervention to save endangered bird species

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Vultures in South Asia face imminent extinction

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

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

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.

139 Asiatic lions died in Gujarat in last three years

Around 139 Asiatic lions, including cubs, died in Gujarat in the last three years (2009 to 2011), the state Assembly was informed today.

`Sumatran elephants driven closer to extinction`

The Sumatran elephant could be extinct in the wild in under 30 years unless immediate steps are taken to protect its rapidly diminishing habitat, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday.

Extinction threat for mangroves warns IUCN

As the world observes Earth Day Thursday, there is not much to cheer for the coastal communities whose primary source of livelihood -- mangroves is under threat due to unchecked anthropological pressures and natural calamities.

IUCN for immediate reductions in carbon emissions

An international
conservation organisation has underlined the need for
immediate reduction in carbon emissions to stall ocean
acidification and prevent mass extinction of marine species.

`Nearly 1000 fish species threatened with extinction`

More than 1,000 freshwater fish
species are threatened with extinction, reflecting the strain
on global water resources, an updated global "Red List" of endangered species showed.

Naxal presence hampering tiger conservation: IUCN

With 30 per cent of the
country`s tiger habitat under their control, Naxals pose a
threat to their existence as they hamper wildlife protection
activities, an international conservation organisation said.

One in six Mediterranean mammals face extinction

One in six Mediterranean mammals is threatened with extinction at the regional level, mainly due to the destruction of their habitat from urbanization, agriculture and climate change, nature body IUCN said Tuesday in a new study.