Sixth mass extinction has begun: Study

Sixth mass extinction has begun: Study

The world is witnessing the sixth mass extinction that threatens even our very own existence, warns a new study.

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Diverse freshwater ecosystems of the Western Ghats and a large variety of species they contain face the "highest level of threat" due to pollution and mining in the world's most heavily populated biodiversity hotspot, according to a study.

`Smart` tools can save endangered species: Study

Do you know that the current rate of extinction of the world`s threatened species - driven primarily by human activity - is roughly 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, an alarming number that is likely to grow.

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.

Workshop on World Environment day to preserve house sparrow

On the occasion of World Environment day, the Canadian High Commission is organising a summer workshop here on June 4 for children to promote protection of house sparrow, a threatened species.

Protection of threatened species to cost $5bn

Researchers have estimated that reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establishing protected areas for nature will cost the world over 76 billion dollars a year.

Two rhino species bite the dust: Red List

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return, according to an update of the Red List of Threatened Species, the gold standard for animal and plant conservation.

Threatened species of deer may lose last home

Made up of continuous floating biomass vegetation, the Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) situated inside the lake is the only remaining natural habitat of the `Sangai`.

Great Indian Bustard now `critically endangered`

The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive.