Smaller species may go extinct without fossil trace

The fossil record is much more durable than any human record, says researcher.

Mar 22, 2016, 12:16 PM IST

Wild Sumatran rhino extinct in Malaysia

Driven by poaching, the Sumatran rhinoceros is now extinct in the wild in Malaysia, says a study by leading scientists and experts in the field of rhino conservation.

Aug 20, 2015, 15:55 PM IST
Humans drove gigantic ancient mammals to extinction

Humans drove gigantic ancient mammals to extinction

Early humans, not climate change, were the dominant cause of the extinction of a variety of species of giant beasts.

Aug 14, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

Species go extinct far faster than before: Study

Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says.

May 30, 2014, 03:15 AM IST

Neanderthals from Western Europe almost became extinct before modern humans set in

A new study of mitochondrial DNA sequences suggests that Western Europe may have undergone a population crisis during a cold stretch of the Neanderthal era.

Feb 25, 2014, 13:30 PM IST

‘Extinct’ South Island bird kokako could still be alive

A South Island bird `kokako`, previously thought to be extinct, may still be alive, according to the Ornithological Society, which monitors rare and endangered birds species.

Nov 27, 2013, 19:32 PM IST

Tree species greatly at risk from climate change

Many tree species might become extinct due to climate change if no action is taken in time.

Jan 25, 2011, 16:25 PM IST

Scientist says he found Japan fish thought extinct

A science professor says a Japanese salmon species thought to have gone extinct 70 years ago lives in a lake near Mount Fuji.

Dec 15, 2010, 13:15 PM IST

Two more rare red foxes confirmed in Sierra Nevada

Federal wildlife biologists have confirmed sightings of two more Sierra Nevada red foxes that once were thought to be extinct.

Dec 04, 2010, 10:05 AM IST

Tigers could be extinct within 12 yrs: WWF

Tigers could become extinct within 12 years, nature conservation body WWF said.

Oct 21, 2010, 23:59 PM IST

Humans will be extinct within 100 years, predicts Oz scientist

An Australian scientist, who
helped eradicate smallpox from the world, has predicting that human race will be extinct within next 100 years.

Jun 20, 2010, 23:28 PM IST

Madagascar bird declared extinct

The Alaotra Grebe, a diving bird native to Madagascar, has been officially classified as extinct.

Jun 20, 2010, 09:58 AM IST

Extinct giant shark nursery `discovered`

US palaeontologists claim
to have discovered an extinct giant shark nursery in Panama.

May 26, 2010, 17:01 PM IST

`Extinct` frog species discovered after 30 years

A species of frog thought to have been extinct for 30 years has been discovered in rural Australian farmland, officials said today.

Mar 04, 2010, 16:28 PM IST

90% of world`s languages will disappear in 100 years: UN

A UN report on the state of the world`s indigenous peoples Thursday said about 90 percent of the world`s languages which are spoken by indigenous peoples may be extinct in the next 100 years.

Jan 14, 2010, 22:43 PM IST

Pandas could be extinct in 2-3 generations: Report

China`s giant panda could be extinct in just two to three generations as rapid economic development is infringing on its way of life, state media said on Monday, citing an expert at conservation group WWF.

Aug 17, 2009, 10:48 AM IST

Two thirds of freshwater crab species maybe become extinct

A new survey has indicated that two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct, with one in six species particularly vulnerable.

Jul 28, 2009, 14:18 PM IST