Endangered species

1125 endangered tortoises seized from Vizag station, were to be smuggled to Bangladesh; three accused held

The endangered species, also known as 'Geochelone elegans' were being exported from India to Bangladesh.

Aug 05, 2018, 16:50 PM IST

World Sparrow Day: Facts about our feathered friends and why they are disappearing

Once found in huge numbers across the world, the sparrow is slowly making its way to the endangered list.

Mar 20, 2018, 12:29 PM IST

Rare Australian dolphin at risk of extinction: Study

They are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of threatened species.

Mar 14, 2018, 16:33 PM IST

Beetles face extinction due to loss of old trees: Report

The new European Red List of Saproxylic Beetles by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) assessed the conservation status of almost 700 species of saproxylic beetles.

Mar 06, 2018, 18:05 PM IST

Pangolins being smuggled through ivory trade routes: Study

The researchers found that local hunters in Gabon are selling increasing numbers of Pangolins to Asian workers stationed on the continent for major logging, oil exploration, and agro-industry projects.

Feb 19, 2018, 16:24 PM IST

Polar bears can't find enough seals to eat, warming may make it worse: Researchers

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, and melting ice forces polar bears to travel greater distances to catch their main meal – young seals.

Feb 02, 2018, 13:26 PM IST

Three red-headed vulture nests found in Cambodia

Global vulture populations are declining at an alarming rate.

Jan 31, 2018, 18:44 PM IST

Believed extinct, nest of globally endangered turtle species spotted in Cambodia

Since 2007, a total of 378 nests have been protected and 8,528 hatchlings released.

Dec 20, 2017, 13:27 PM IST

Scientists discover new species of orangutans, but they are already endangered

The researchers say the population is highly vulnerable and its habitat is facing further pressure from development.

Nov 03, 2017, 12:55 PM IST

Bamboo lemurs being pushed towards extinction due to climate change, warn researchers

According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), there are only about 500 greater bamboo lemurs remaining in the wild.

Oct 30, 2017, 17:19 PM IST

Lions, chimpanzees among 34 endangered species to receive special protection

 These species were selected to receive heightened conservation efforts at the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) conference that just concluded in Manila.

Oct 29, 2017, 19:01 PM IST

Black rhinos to be re-introduced in Chad post deal with South Africa

Black rhinos are officially listed as critically endangered but are still native to the mainly eastern and southern African countries of Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:30 PM IST

Hector's dolphin population witnesses 80 percent decline in New Zealand

"Hector's disappeared at such a rapid rate last century and with very little public knowledge, it was truly a silent slaughter in our inshore waters. 

Sep 07, 2017, 10:58 AM IST

Climate change may claim sea turtle population; scientists sound warning!

Researchers recorded sand temperatures at a globally important loggerhead sea turtle nesting site in Cape Verde off the northwest coast of Africa over six years.

Jun 23, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Yellow-eyed penguins could be wiped out in 25 years: Study

The study highlights where conservation efforts could be most effective in building penguins' resilience against climate change, researchers said.

May 16, 2017, 21:22 PM IST

Rare leopard spotted in China

Images of two leopards, one of the world's most endangered species, have been captured at a nature reserve in China's Qinghai province, the forest department said on Tuesday.

Mar 29, 2017, 00:50 AM IST

US authorities recover three species from 'endangered' list

The move reflects full recovery of the first two species and significant progress with the third, the US Fish and Wildlife Service said.

Jan 08, 2017, 15:22 PM IST

How we shop hurts endangered species – Read

To procure beans for that coffee or tofu, for example, forests have been cleared in Sumatra, Indonesia and in Brazil`s Mato Grosso, adding incrementally to the habitat loss driving dozens of animals and plants towards extinction.

Jan 04, 2017, 20:43 PM IST

Bangladesh rescues over 300 birds of rare, endangered species

The Wildlife Crime Control Unit of Bangladesh's Forest Department has rescued about 300 birds of different rare and endangered species, officials said on Friday.

Dec 23, 2016, 22:48 PM IST

African Leopard inching toward extinction; experts list poaching and trophy hunting as reasons

Studies show that poorly managed trophy hunting was a key driver of leopard population decrease.

Dec 03, 2016, 23:07 PM IST