Endangered species

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

The researchers say the population is highly vulnerable and its habitat is facing further pressure from development.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST
Bamboo lemurs being pushed towards extinction due to climate change, warn researchers

Bamboo lemurs being pushed towards extinction due to climate change, warn researchers

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are only about 500 greater bamboo lemurs remaining in the wild.

Oct 30, 2017, 17:19 PM IST
Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

 These species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Black rhinos to be re-introduced in Chad post deal with South Africa

Black rhinos to be re-introduced in Chad post deal with South Africa

Black rhinos are officially listed as critically endangered but are still native to the mainly eastern and southern African countries of Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Hector's dolphin population witnesses 80 percent decline in New Zealand

Hector's dolphin population witnesses 80 percent decline in New Zealand

"Hector's disappeared at such a rapid rate last century and with very little public knowledge, it was truly a silent slaughter in our inshore waters. 

Sep 07, 2017, 10:58 AM IST
Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Researchers recorded sand temperatures at a globally important loggerhead sea turtle nesting site in Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa over six years.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:31 PM IST
Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

The study highlights where conservation efforts could be most effective in building penguins' resilience against climate change, researchers said.

May 16, 2017, 21:22 PM IST
Rare leopard spotted in China

Rare leopard spotted in China

Images of two leopards, one of the world's most endangered species, have been captured at a nature reserve in China's Qinghai province, the forest department said on Tuesday.

Mar 29, 2017, 00:50 AM IST
US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

The move reflects full recovery of the first two species and significant progress with the third, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Jan 08, 2017, 15:22 PM IST
How we shop hurts endangered species – Read

How we shop hurts endangered species – Read

To procure beans for that coffee or tofu, for example, forests have been cleared in Sumatra, Indonesia and in Brazil`s Mato Grosso, adding incrementally to the habitat loss driving dozens of animals and plants towards extinction.

Jan 04, 2017, 20:43 PM IST
Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

The Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Bangladesh's Forest Department has rescued about 300 birds of different rare and endangered species, officials said on Friday.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:48 PM IST
African Leopard inching toward extinction; experts list poaching and trophy hunting as reasons

African Leopard inching toward extinction; experts list poaching and trophy hunting as reasons

Studies show that poorly managed trophy hunting was a key driver of leopard population decrease.

Dec 03, 2016, 23:07 PM IST
Good news: Trade ban placed on world's most trafficked animal – Pangolin!

Good news: Trade ban placed on world's most trafficked animal – Pangolin!

A bloc of 182 nations at CITES voted almost unanimously last week to protect pangolins with the ban, covering the Asian and African countries where the creature lives.

Oct 05, 2016, 13:41 PM IST
Tiger trafficking looms large; no visible decline in illegal trade trends, says WWF

Tiger trafficking looms large; no visible decline in illegal trade trends, says WWF

The report found there had been 801 recorded seizures of tigers and tiger products across Asia since 2000.

Sep 29, 2016, 23:04 PM IST
This is unfortunate! Bumble Bees to soon become an official part of the endangered species list

This is unfortunate! Bumble Bees to soon become an official part of the endangered species list

The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species has already listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered.  

Sep 29, 2016, 21:54 PM IST
Good news for wildlife lovers! Giant panda no longer an 'endangered' species

Good news for wildlife lovers! Giant panda no longer an 'endangered' species

On Sunday, the World Wildlife Fund announced that the giant panda is no longer considered an endangered species.

Sep 05, 2016, 12:44 PM IST
World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

World Environment Day 2016: A look at the sordid business of illegal wildlife trade

This World Environment Day, the United Nations Organisation (UN) has pledged “Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife Trade”, making it the theme for 2016.

Jun 05, 2016, 12:37 PM IST
Sangai: 10 interesting things you must know about the dancing deer!

Sangai: 10 interesting things you must know about the dancing deer!

Sangai is the state animal of Manipur and has been listed as an endangered species by the IUCN. 

Jun 03, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Hangul, the rare Kashmir deer, may soon go extinct

Hangul, the rare Kashmir deer, may soon go extinct

Once found in the high altitudes of northern India and Pakistan, the animal now only lives in the dense riverine forests of Dachigam, some 22 km from Srinagar.

May 23, 2016, 12:27 PM IST

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

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

May 22, 2016, 21:37 PM IST