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Threatened Species

Eastern gorilla now critically endangered due to illegal hunting

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature, or IUCN, has listed the eastern gorilla as critically endangered in its latest "red list" of threatened species. 

Sep 05, 2016, 08:38 AM IST

Sixth mass extinction has begun: Study

The world is witnessing the sixth mass extinction that threatens even our very own existence, warns a new study.

Jun 20, 2015, 11:23 AM IST

Pollution threatens Western Ghats' freshwater ecosystems: Study

Diverse freshwater ecosystems of the Western Ghats and a large variety of species they contain face the "highest level of threat" due to pollution and mining in the world's most heavily populated biodiversity hotspot, according to a study.

Dec 28, 2014, 09:28 AM IST

`Smart` tools can save endangered species: Study

Do you know that the current rate of extinction of the world`s threatened species - driven primarily by human activity - is roughly 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, an alarming number that is likely to grow.

May 31, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

25% of sharks and rays at high risk of extinction

A new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has revealed that a quarter of the world`s sharks and rays are at risk of extinction.

Jan 22, 2014, 12:40 PM IST

Workshop on World Environment day to preserve house sparrow

On the occasion of World Environment day, the Canadian High Commission is organising a summer workshop here on June 4 for children to promote protection of house sparrow, a threatened species.

May 31, 2013, 20:34 PM IST

Protection of threatened species to cost $5bn

Researchers have estimated that reducing the risk of extinction for threatened species and establishing protected areas for nature will cost the world over 76 billion dollars a year.

Oct 15, 2012, 09:47 AM IST

Two rhino species bite the dust: Red List

Several species of rhino have been poached into extinction or to the point of no return, according to an update of the Red List of Threatened Species, the gold standard for animal and plant conservation.

Nov 10, 2011, 14:22 PM IST

Threatened species of deer may lose last home

Made up of continuous floating biomass vegetation, the Keibul Lamjao National Park (KLNP) situated inside the lake is the only remaining natural habitat of the `Sangai`.

Nov 01, 2011, 13:09 PM IST

Great Indian Bustard now `critically endangered`

The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive.

Jun 07, 2011, 22:30 PM IST