Two jailed for killing endangered animal in Tibet

Two men were Monday sent to prison after being convicted of killing a kiang, a highly endangered Tibetan wild ass.

Rhino horn trafficking up 30-fold: Wildlife group

The trafficking of African rhinoceros horn on the black market has surged 30-fold in the past 13 years and is now running "out of control," animal protection advocates said on Thursday.

Arabian Sea humpback isolated for 70,000 years
Arabian Sea humpback isolated for 70,000 years

  In the Arabian Sea, the usually migratory humpback whale has stayed isolated for approximately 70,000 years, says a study.

Gangetic dolphin found dead in Bihar

A Gangetic dolphin, an endangered species, was killed by suspected poachers in a Bihar dolphin sanctuary, officials said Tuesday.

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.

Brazilian nature reserve saves endangered monkey from extinction

An environmental reserve in Brazil that four decades ago began gathering the surviving Golden Lion Tamarins has prevented the extinction of one of the most endangered species of primates in the world.

Endangered sea turtles left stranded in Gujarat

Marine conservationists are trying to rescue a group of endangered sea turtles which are stranded inside a Gujarat lake after construction of large road culverts blocked their entry into the Gulf of Kutch.

Eight more bird species listed as threatened in IUCN Red List 2014

The number of bird species listed as Critically Endangered (CE) has reached 173 bird in the country as per the latest International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Birds for 2013.

Indonesia now country with world`s highest deforestation rate

Indonesia has double the deforestation rate in Brazil and has become the largest destroyer of forests housing some of the world`s most endangered species.

Caribbean coral reefs could vanish in 20 years

Many of the Caribbean`s coral reefs could vanish in the next 20 years, according to a new report which found that healthy coral reefs have declined by about 50 per cent in the past four decades.

`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.

Snow leopard poaching main culprit for decline: WWF

Urging the people to save the snow leopards from going extinct and with just 400-700 of them now remain in India, a leading conservation organisation says that this strikingly beautiful endangered species are in “real danger”.

Pygmy hog, Hispid hare found in Manas National Park

A survey carried out in the Manas National Park in western Assam last week has yielded results with the detection of the two highly endangered as well as elusive species like Pygmy hog (Porcula salvania) and Hispid hare (Caprolagus hispidus).

Endangered Lemurs on verge of extinction

Scientists have revealed lemurs are on the verge of extinction as impoverished local people are hunting them, and also because their habitat is being destroyed.

Elephant poaching on the rise in Zambia

Zambia is losing its elephants rapidly due to rising incidents of poaching.

Elephant escorts, special teams fail to save injured rhino

Elephant escorts stood guard and special teams monitored his wounds but the injuries inflicted by other rhinos during a fight proved too much for a 11-year-old rhino that died in Salukapur area here.

Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population

The jaguar could soon become extinct in Brazil`s tropical Atlantic forest, threatening the shrinking primitive forest itself, Brazilian scientists warned Monday.

Endangered snow leopards spotted in Uzbekistan

The endangered snow leopard has been spotted, for the first time in Uzbekistan.

Two white tiger cubs born in Chhattisgarh zoo

Two cubs have been born to white tiger couple Sunder and Kamla at the Maitri Bagh Zoo in Chhattisgarh`s steel city Bhilai, officials said Monday.

Gujarat to undertake census of Great Indian Bustard

The Gujarat government will soon undertake a census of the Great Indian Bustard, one of the most critically endangered flying bird species in the world, to ascertain its exact population.