Numbers `don’t always guard against extinction risk`

Greater numbers help the species survive a major extinction event but, surprisingly, do not confer any protection against extinction during normal times, according to a new study.

New taste in Thai elephant meat risks extinction

A new taste for eating elephant meat — everything from trunks to sex organs — has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species.

A fifth of world`s life at extinction risk

A fifth of world`s mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct.