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Giraffes facing 'silent extinction', population shrinks by 40% due to habitat loss

Giraffes facing 'silent extinction', population shrinks by 40% due to habitat loss

According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in 1985, there were between 151,000 and 163,000 giraffes but the number was down to 97,562 in 2015.

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Is the world approaching a sixth mass extinction event? Scientists confirm signs!

Authors of the study are shocked because this kind of pattern hasn't been seen before in the half billion years of the animal fossil record.

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

4 out of 6 great apes near extinction: Report

Of the great ape species - the Eastern gorilla, Western gorilla, Bornean orangutan, Sumatran orangutan, Chimpanzee and Bonobo - only the Chimpanzee and Bonobo are not in critically endangered list but are listed as endangered.

Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Climate change victimizes American Pika species; study reveals future extinction!

Unfortunately, another animal species has fallen victim to climate change and has been declared endangered – the American Pika.

Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

Banana faces extinction threat, warns pathologist

 Black Sigatoka poses the greatest risk, capable of not only shutting down the immune system of the banana, but also producing enzymes to break down the plant's cell walls.

Ban fishing to save world`s smallest porpoise: WWF

Mexico`s environment ministry did not respond to requests for comment.

World's tiniest porpoise close to extinction in Mexico, warn environmentalists!

World's tiniest porpoise close to extinction in Mexico, warn environmentalists!

Environmentalists from Mexico City have claimed that the population has dropped drastically despite the arrival of navy reinforcements in the upper Gulf of California in April 2015 to enforce a ban on fishing gillnets blamed for the vaquita's death.

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

World Pangolin Day: These scaly anteaters face extinction in India

Of the eight species of Pangolin found worldwide (four each in Asia and Africa), two are known from India - Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata and Chinese Pangolin Manis pentadactyla.

Extinction key to vertebrate diversity: Study

Periods of high extinction on Earth, rather than evolutionary adaptations, may have been a key driver in the diversification of today’s dominant land vertebrates, including reptiles, birds, and mammals, suggests new research.

Half of Amazonian trees at extinction risk

Half of Amazonian trees at extinction risk

A new study has revealed that more than half of the 15,000 species of tree found in the Amazon rain forest are now on the brink of extinction.

Extinction of one predator can trigger demise of another

 The findings suggest that rather than keeping focus on the conservation of a single species, a whole system approach that also includes fellow predators works better for conservation.

For taking toll on vulture numbers, govt bans cattle drug vial

Alarmed by the "steep" decline in the vulture population in India and to protect the bird from "extinction", the government has banned the multidose vial of anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac, which is used for cattle.

Critters, not catastrophe, caused Earth's first mass extinction

A new study has given out the evidence that world's first known mass extinction, which took place about 540 million years ago, had a more subtle cause: evolution itself.

Animals, not catastrophe, caused first mass extinction

The rise of early animals, not meteorite impacts or volcanic eruptions, led to the world's first known mass extinction, which took place about 540 million years ago, suggests new research.

Metal pollution triggered world's largest extinction events

Metal poisoning caused the malformation observed in fossil remains of marine plankton from the late Silurian (415 million years ago) and may have contributed to their extinction and that of many other species, new research suggests.

Sex signals fast disappearing in animals: Study

Mating signals in animal, passed down from generation to generation, were thought to be beneficial for healthy reproduction. However, these signals are fast disappearing in offspring, suggests a new study.

New species of toad found in Brazil

 Brazilian researchers have found a new species of toad that is a little more than 1 cm long and appears to be in danger of extinction.

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.

'Endangered' seahorses could be extinct in next three decades

'Endangered' seahorses could be extinct in next three decades

 Seahorses, which have existed for 13 million years, could be the creatures of the past in three decades unless a drastic action is taken.

Mighty mammoths went extinct due to warming Earth

Mighty mammoths went extinct due to warming Earth

 The mighty megafauna of the last Ice Age, including the woolly mammoths, largely became extinct because of rapid climate-warming events, a study says.