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`Smart` tools can save endangered species: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 18:00

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

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.

Workshop on World Environment day to preserve house sparrow

Last Updated: Friday, May 31, 2013, 20:34

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.

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.

Protection of threatened species to cost $5bn

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 09:47

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.

King Cobra faces loss of habitat

Last Updated: Friday, June 29, 2012, 20:08

The King Cobra is increasingly threatened due to loss of habitat and over-exploitation for medicinal purposes.

Two rhino species bite the dust: Red List

Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 14:22

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 13:09

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`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 07, 2011, 22:30

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