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15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

15 Indian bird species among globally endangered

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 13:48

Fifteen Indian bird species are part of a list of avians which are evolutionarily distinct and globally endangered.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 17:33

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 03:58

A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.

Evolutionary distinctness can help save birds from extinction

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 03:40

Scientists said identifying evolutionary distinctness of birds will help them save birds from extinction.

Noah`s Ark may have floated even with 70,000 animals

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 19:25

Noah`s Ark, mentioned in the Bible, may indeed have floated without sinking - even with two of every animal in the world on board, a new study has claimed.

13 new species of dragonfly identified in Goa

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:35

Thirteen new species of dragonfly have been identified in Goa, taking the total number of species to 87 in the state.

Pygmy hog, Hispid hare found in Manas National Park

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 19:19

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).

Five new species of armoured spiders discovered in Southeast China caves

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 14:28

Lurking in the darkness of caves in Southeast China, scientists have discovered five new species of armoured spiders.

126 mn-yr-old skull fragments reveal discovery of new crocodile species

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 16:10

A new species of crocodile has been recently discovered after two 126-million-year-old fossilized skull fragments were found on the Isle of Wight.

Newly discovered crocodile roamed with dinosaurs

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:35

Scientists have discovered the fossils of a new species of a tiny crocodile that walked Earth some 126 million years ago - along with the mighty dinosaurs. <br><br>

Asteroid wiped out ocean species by triggering acid rain

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 16:22

Scientists have claim that the asteroid which caused the Chicxulub crater in the Gulf of Mexico, wiping out the dinosaur population from the Earth.

Volcanoes helped plant, animal species survive ice ages

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 11:13

Researchers has found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages.