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Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Inching toward extinction: Only 5000 of the world's largest gorillas left on Earth!

Officials at the International Union for Conservation of Nature's global conference in Honolulu confirmed that the majestic species of Eastern Gorillas (Gorilla beringei) now faces the risk of disappearing completely, with just 5,000 left on Earth.

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

International Day for Biological Diversity: Five threats that face global biodiversity today!

Biodiversity protects fish from global warming

Biodiversity protects fish from global warming

Preserving biodiversity is not just an aesthetic or spiritual issue -- it's critical to the healthy functioning of ecosystems and the important services they provide to humans, like seafood.

The whats, whys and whos of biodiversity hotspots!

The whats, whys and whos of biodiversity hotspots!

What we can do now is to preserve the regions that contain large varieties of endemic species of plants and animals. 

Ancient India, Eurasia link were 'freeways' for biodiversity exchange

Before the final collision of Eurasia and the Indian subcontinent, land bridges between the landmasses may have served as 'freeways' of biodiversity exchange that flowed in both directions, says a research led by Grismer.

Protected forest cover key to improving biodiversity: Study

 Biodiversity in the forests may be recovering as a result of repeated efforts of environmental conservationists in protecting the forest areas, reveals a new study.

"Bio-diversity hit by ignorance, low income of forest people"

Ignorance coupled with dwindling income level of people living in the fringe areas of forests, has put enormous pressure on the balance of biodiversity, deputy director of Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB), Abhijit Roychowdhury, said here today.

A series of postage stamps on India's rich biodiversity soon!

The Union Minister noted that the postal department will also release stamps on freedom fighters like Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev as well as classical singers.

Only 4 percent of world's ocean is protected: Study

Only 4 percent of world's ocean is protected: Study

The researchers pointed out that the past decade has seen improvement as in 2006, only an estimated 0.65 percent of the ocean was protected.

KMSS takes up environment protection, biodiversity initiatives

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) known for its agitations, RTIs and demonstrations for protection of farmers rights, has taken up protection of the environment and biodiversity from today, said its leader Akhil Gogoi here.

How ecotourism is putting wildlife at risk

How ecotourism is putting wildlife at risk

 A new study has suggested that eco-tourism boom may be putting wildlife in a new kind of danger.

Northeast's biodiversity infrastructure to be boosted

Government would strengthen the scientific infrastructure to explore and exploit the bio-diversity and bio-technology in the northeastern region, a central minister said here Monday.

Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Bad tree planting can harm biodiversity

Conservation initiatives with too much focus on planting trees or forestation may actually be bad for the environment, especially for undervalued ecosystems such as grasslands, savannas, and open-canopy woodlands, warns a new study.

Invasive alien species threaten Indian ecosystems: Govt

Invasive alien species like Lantana and Cuscutta pose a threat to the ecosystems and lead to loss of biodiversity of the country, the government Friday said.

Photos of Indian, African wildlife on show in Kolkata

Over 30 photographs capturing the biodiversity in and around Indian and African national parks are on display here at an exhibition to promote conservation.

Mapping India's biodiversity through wildlife cartoons

Have you ever seen maps that take you through lush forests harbouring endangered animals, birds and people enveloped by nature's bounties, all depicted through enticingly funny caricatures?

'Vampire' plants good for food chain: Study

 Parasitic "vampire" plants that attach onto and derive nutrients from another living plant may benefit the abundance and diversity of surrounding vegetation and animal life, reveals a new study.

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

Rapid decline of trees in Amazon rainforest dramatically changing climate

 A new study has revealed that one-tenth of trees have been removed by human activities from Amazon rainforest since 1960s that has led to the climate change.

Demand for rubber threatens forests in Asia

Demand for natural rubber fuelled by the tyre industry is threatening protected forests and their endangered species in Southeast Asia, a new study has warned.