Thursday, June 20, 2013
Endangered animals seized from Singapore `mini-zoo` flat
More than 30 exotic wild animals have been siezed from a Singapore flat, in the city`s largest haul ...
Plankton DNA sequencing uncovers secrets of white cliffs of Dover
Researchers in a major international project have sequenced the genome of Emiliania huxleyi, the mic...
Zoos prefer cute animals to less attractive species
Big, intelligent and good-looking animals are more likely to be found in zoos than other less attrac...
Spider species share prey with younger siblings
Cornell University researchers studying Australian social huntsman spiders have discovered that youn...
20 mn-year-old extinct koala species discovered
Scientists have discovered an extinct species of koala bear that lived in the rainforest canopies of...
Workshop on World Environment day to preserve house sparrow
On the occasion of World Environment day, the Canadian High Commission is organising a summer worksh...
US aquarium showcases newly discovered species
Danny Muñoz, a marine biologist at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, is part of the te...
Top 10 newly discovered species revealed
A global committee of taxonomists - scientists responsible for species exploration and classificatio...
14 closely related crocodiles existed around 5-mn-yrs ago
An international team of scientists have revealed that a total of 14 different crocodile species exi...
Indian tigers face threat `due to lack of genetic diversity`
India`s tigers are facing extinction owing to a collapse in the variety of their mating partners and...
Researches discover new species of dragonfly in Goa
Researchers have discovered a new species of dragonfly from a wildlife sanctuary in Goa.
New species of marine reptile found in Iraq
Ichthyosaurs are marine reptiles known from hundreds of fossils from the time of the dinosaurs.
4 new dinosaur species identified
A University of Alberta researcher has identified 4 dinosaur species.
A mistake gave India a new species of butterfly
The mistake of shipping weed to India along with a consignment of wheat from the USA during the 1950...
Cheetahs in race to survive
The cheetah, the world`s fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,00...
Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat
Philippine authorities have seized 23 protected scaly anteaters found hidden in a cargo boat, in the...
New `tree of life` created to study fish evolution
Fishes account for over half of vertebrate species but knowledge about relationships among its vario...
New dinosaur species that lived in Madagascar 90mn yrs ago identified
Researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur from Madagascar, filling an im...
Early human species `hobbit` may have shrunk due to island dwarfism
A study of the remains of the creature nicknamed the "hobbit" shows that there may have be...
Endangered pangolins found on Chinese poacher boat
A protected species, pangolins are widely hunted in parts of Asia for their meat, skin and scales.
Study of shark teeth weapons uncovers two lost species
Two missing species of shark were discovered in a new analysis of weapons made from shark teeth and ...
Humans triggered extinction of nearly 1000 bird species
Human colonisation of the remote Pacific islands may have spawned the global extinction of nearly 1,...
New method to detect invasive species in water bodies
Scientists have combined two new technologies to create a unique surveillance tool that could track ...
How dinosaurs had sex without hurting each other
With all that bony armour and spiky tails thrashing about, sex must have been a risky business for d...
Two new lizard species discovered in Peru
Scientists have discovered two new species of lizards, with colourful splotches of green and brown o...
Dinosaurs may be brought back to life
Even though dinosaurs have been long extinct, bringing them back to life might be possible.
Almost half of African lions facing extinction
Nearly half of Africa`s wild lion populations may decline to near extinction over the next 20-40 yea...
Three new cockroach species discovered in China
Scientists have discovered three new species of giant cockroach - that can reach up to 3 cm in lengt...
New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean
Scientists have discovered new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods in the Madang Lagoo...
New scorpion species discovered in US desert
A new species of scorpion, Vaejovis brysoni, has been discovered in the Santa Catalina Mountains of ...
Nineteen per cent world reptiles at risk of extinction
London: A fifth of the world`s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, scientists h...
New fish species discovered in New Zealand
Scientists have discovered a new species of eelpout fish off the Kermadec Islands, north-east of New...
Two arrested for killing endangered `Sangai`
Two persons have been arrested for killing endangered deer `Sangai` (brow-antlered deer) at Keibul L...
Lizard species fight snakes to protect eggs
Snakes may have finally met their match in a lizard species which can fight back if their eggs are t...
Heatwave decimates marine species habitat: Study
Ocean temperatures five degrees Celsius higher than normal off the western Australian coast decimate...
Two new orchid species discovered in Cuba
Scientists have identified two new orchid species in Cuba, with one of them being the most delicate ...
Olive Ridley turtle nesting to be broadcast live
Nature lovers would soon be able to watch a live broadcast of the unique phenomenon of mass-nesting ...
Major source of evolutionary differences among species uncovered
A new study could help explain why humans are susceptible to diseases not found in other species.
Thirty-three new spider species discovered
Scientists have discovered 33 new trapdoor spider species in Southwest America belonging to the genu...
First freshwater `gigantic marine lizard` discovered
Scientists have discovered a huge aquatic lizard in Hungary that `terrorised` European rivers 84-mil...
Endangered right whale washes up on Florida beach
One of the most endangered whales in the world has washed up dead on a beach in northeast Florida.
New species found in Mekong, but survival uncertain: WWF
Wildlife is struggling to survive in the Greater Mekong region despite 126 new species being discove...
New lizard species discovered in Australia
Researchers have discovered two new species of lizards, which are small skinks belonging to the genu...
New species of primate identified in Indonesia
Scientists have discovered a new species of slow loris, a small nocturnal primate, in Borneo.
Asteroid wiped out snake, lizard species
The asteroid collision widely thought to have killed the dinosaurs also led to extreme devastation a...
`Human pressures affecting endangered species in Sundarbans`
The Sundarbans, covering 10,000 sq kms of land and water (more than half of it in India, the rest in...
Google invests $5mn in ‘drones’ to monitor poaching of endangered species
Web giant Google has reportedly given cash to the World Wildlife Fund to buy ‘drones’ in bid to moni...
Myna in dock for pushing out native birds
The common myna, listed as the third most invasive species by the International Union for Conservati...
Huge cache of turtles seized in UP
A huge cache of turtles stuffed in sacks was recovered from an ambulance in Uttar Pradesh`s Bareilly...
Nordmann`s Greenshank bird on endangered list
Nordmann`s Greenshank, a beautiful Russian shorebird which migrates annually to many south Asian cou...
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