31 endangered species added to UN protection list

The 11th Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) has ended in Quito with a decision to include 31 endangered species in its list, the executive secretary of the convention, Bradnee Chambers, said.

Global alliance commits $80m to save world`s wild cats and ecosystems

Many environmental philanthropists have agreed to provide funding to change the course of wild cat protection through Panthera, an organization dedicated to ensuring safety to wild cats through scientific leadership and conservation action.

520-mn-yr-old shrimp-like creatures filtered food like modern whales

Newly discovered fossils of a huge shrimp-like creature that lived 520 million years ago during the Early Cambrian filtered food just like modern whales.

Vanishing large carnivores threaten ecosystems

In ecosystems around the world, the decline of large predators such as lions, wolves, otters and bears is changing the face of landscapes.

Scientists call for climate change warning mechanisms

With climate change impacting human infrastructure and ecosystems, scientists are stressing on early warning systems to prepare for sudden changes.

New monkey species that purrs like a cat discovered

A new species of monkey that purrs like a cat is among 441 new species of animals and plants discovered over a four year period in the vast, under-explored Amazon rain-forest.

Microscopic life discovered in oceanic crust

A team of researchers has discovered an entire ecosystems teeming with microbes in the bottom of the deep ocean.

Human impacts on natural world `underestimated`

Two accepted principles of how ecosystems naturally operate could be overshadowed by the importance of human activity, a study has claimed.

Biodiversity protects amphibians against diseases and deformities

The richer the assortment of amphibian species in a pond, the more protection that community of frogs, toads and salamanders has against a parasitic infection that can cause severe deformities.

Biodiversity loss impacts ecosystems as much as climate change

Loss of biodiversity apparently impacts ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study.

Extreme weather threatens rich ecosystems

Flora and fauna will become extinct at a rate 100-1,000 times higher than normal.

Global warming could be similar across ecosystems

The impact of global warming could be similar across ecosystems, regardless of local environmental conditions and species.

ISRO prepares first national inventory of wetlands

A detailed national inventory of wetlands has been prepared on the basis of satellite imagery by ISRO.

`Water management processes directly impacts our health`

Changes to water systems affect the health and well-being of communities living within them.

`Water management processes directly impacts our health`

Changes to water systems affect the health and well-being of communities living within them.

UN seals historic treaty to protect ecosystem

193 countries agreed to protect 17% of land and 10% of oceans so that biodiversity there thrived.

UN seals treaty to protect threatened ecosystems

Treaty to protect world`s forests, coral reefs and other threatened ecosystems was sealed at UN summit.

Humans overloading ecosystems with nitrogen

A new study reveals that humans are overloading ecosystems with nitrogen by burning fossil fuels.

Larger and more frequent fires could aid ecosystems

Scientists have said that there’s a good chance that forest fires in the Pacific Northwest will become larger and more frequent, which could actually aid ecosystems.