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A fifth of world’s life at extinction risk: Report


October 27th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new report has suggested that an increasing numbers of birds, mammals and amphibians have moved closer to extinction in the last several decades-but not as far as ... Read more...

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World needs a “barometer of natural life”, say scientists


April 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 10 (ANI): A group of well-known scientists has warned that the world needs a "barometer of life" for the prevention of ecosystems and species being lost forever.In the journal Science, ... Read more...

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Boosting ivory trade monitoring important before allowing one-off sales


March 12th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): An international group of researchers has suggested that boosting ivory trade monitoring and enforcement is important before allowing one-off sales.In 2008, a one-off sale of stockpiled ivory from ... Read more...

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Humans driving extinction faster than new species can evolve


March 8th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 8 (ANI): One of the world's experts on biodiversity has warned that humans are driving animals and plants to extinction faster than new species can evolve.According to a report in ... Read more...

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30 percent of world’s sharks threatened with extinction


June 25th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): In a new assessment by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it has been estimated that over 30 percent of the world's sharks are threatened with ... Read more...

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Cantabrian cornice has seen 7 cooling and warming phases over past 41,000 years


June 4th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): A new research has shown that there have been seven periods of cooling and warming in the Cantabrian cornice in Spain over the past 41,000 years.In 1996, an ... Read more...

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Mystery behind creation of Nefertiti’s bust unraveled


March 31st, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) CT scan of a bust of Egypt's Queen Nefertiti's has helped researchers unravel hidden aspects of sculpting the priceless masterpiece. "We acquired a lot of information on how ... Read more...

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North American freshwater species in danger of extinction


September 22nd, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 22 (ANI): A report commissioned by the American Fisheries Society has warned that the number of North American freshwater species in danger of extinction, in at least part of ... Read more...

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A quarter of whales threatened with extinction


August 12th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): A new study by conservationists has revealed that a quarter of whales, dolphins and porpoises are threatened with extinction, with one in 10 species endangered to the ... Read more...

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West Bengal forest officials trap a stray tiger


February 23rd, 2008 - 1:32 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata, Feb 23 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in authorities in West Bengals 24 South Parganas District brought a wounded stray tiger to a veterinary care center in Kolkata after trapping it in Sunderbans ... Read more...

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PM asks chief ministers to help in tiger conservation


February 23rd, 2008 - 1:23 am ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Concerned over the decline in the number of tigers, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday asked chief ministers to take personal charge of tiger conservation and forest management ... Read more...

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Government fully committed to tiger conservation: Manmohan Singh


February 22nd, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday chaired a meeting to review Tiger conservation status in the country and the functioning of the National Tiger Conservation Authority ... Read more...

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57 new European freshwater fish discovered


November 15th, 2007 - 6:39 pm ICT by admin
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Biologists have discovered 57 new freshwater species in the rivers and lakes of Europe, which is more than previously thought. The findings lengthen Europe's list of freshwater fish ... Read more...

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