endangered species

100 threatened animals, plants face extinction by 2020

September 11th, 2012 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) An international consortium of more than 8,000 scientists has called for urgent help to save Earth's 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi, the Daily Mail ... Read more...

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Cow urine products from India seized in Britain

August 17th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Herbal remedies and massage oils containing cow urine, poisonous plants, goat meat and ground tiger claws that were smuggled from India have been seized by border ... Read more...

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Chinese woman held for smuggling deer genitals

August 13th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Chinese woman has been held in Russia while trying to smuggle dried deer genitals in her purse.Employees at the Blagoveshchensk-Heihe international passenger checkpoint in ... Read more...

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Syrians held in Russia for poaching rare birds

August 9th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Police in Russia's Siberia region have detained nine Syrians on charges of poaching rare Saker falcons, the interior ministry said.The nine men were detained Wednesday ... Read more...

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Scientists map global trade endangering wildlife

June 11th, 2012 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 11 (IANS) Your coffee and cocoa drinking and use of wood products every day puts 30 percent of world's under-threat species at still greater risk because of loss ... Read more...

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Turtle helps save its namesake species

June 6th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Turtle Ltd, a leading menswear company that has been involved in conserving turtles, especially endangered Olive Ridley on the Odisha coast, is now mulling to expand ... Read more...

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Vietnamese fishermen held in Philippines

April 26th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Manila, April 25 (IANS) Authorities in the Philippines Wednesday arrested 12 Vietnamese fishermen on charges of poaching endangered marine turtles and black coral in Philippine waters, Xinhua reported.The Philippine Coast ... Read more...

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Endangered Chinese alligators’ population rising

April 19th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) Following efforts to support their survival, the critically endangered Chinese alligators living in the wild have witnessed a rise in population over the past few years.Anhui ... Read more...

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$65,000 reward to nab South Africa rhino poachers

February 13th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Feb 13 (IANS) Police in a South African province Sunday announced a reward of 500,000 rand ($65,000) for information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the ... Read more...

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Animal rights campaigners accidentally kill rhino

February 11th, 2012 - 10:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 11 (IANS) Animal rights campaigners in South Africa accidentally killed a rhino while using it during a demonstration to raise public awareness about the threat to the endangered ... Read more...

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Snow leopard seen again in Pakistan

January 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A snow leopard has been spotted after two years in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.The snow leopard was seen in the forests of Chitral district. A wildlife ... Read more...

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Leopard strikes again in Guwahati

January 20th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 20 (IANS) A stray leopard created panic in Assam's main city here Friday by injuring three people in the second incident of its kind in less than two ... Read more...

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Crocodile attends papal audience

January 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday addressed around 7,000 faithful - and a crocodile.To commemorate the Rome zoo's 100th anniversary, staff members attended the pope's general indoor ... Read more...

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Chinese giant pandas to fly to Paris

January 10th, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 10 (IANS) A pair of giant pandas from China's Shichuan province will board a chartered plane coming Sunday, embarking on a journey across half the globe to Paris, ... Read more...

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Chinese arrested after 17 years for murder

December 27th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) A suspect, who was among a group of 18 armed poachers who shot dead a government official of the anti-poaching department in China, has been arrested ... Read more...

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Polar bear census could cost Russia $60 mn

December 15th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A census of Russian polar bears could cost up to $60 million, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia has said.The Russian Arctic is estimated to ... Read more...

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For two ibises received, Japan returns 8 to China

December 11th, 2011 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 11 (IANS) Authorities in northern Japan Saturday transferred eight of 17 crested ibis birds to China, which had originally supplied these endangered birds' over a decade ago ... Read more...

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Red sanders en route to China seized in Himachal

December 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 9 (IANS) Over 15 tonnes of banned red sanders wood was seized from upper Shimla while being smuggled to China, police said here Friday. Three people have been ... Read more...

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No romance for Delhi zoo’s bears, deer this winter

November 20th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) It will be a cold and lonely winter for Delhi Zoo's bears and deer population as the authorities have segregated the male and female of ... Read more...

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Prince Charles to visit South Africa

October 14th, 2011 - 4:53 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Oct 14 (IANS) Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, will pay an official visit to South Africa between Nov 2 and ... Read more...

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Rare bird thought extinct now declared alive

September 28th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Sep 28 (IANS) A rare sea bird that was thought to have become extinct has now been declared alive after DNA work by New Zealand scientists.Tests of ancient and ... Read more...

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Birds can smell kin, avoid inbreeding

September 23rd, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Birds may have a more highly developed sense of smell than researchers suspected.For instance, penguins may be able to smell whether another penguin is a kin, ... Read more...

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170 canaries seized from bus in Colombia

August 30th, 2011 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Colombian police have seized 170 canaries which are highly prized for their singing. The birds were being transported in boxes in a bus traveling along a ... Read more...

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Britain to campaign for saving rhinos

August 15th, 2011 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 15 (IANS) Britain is going to lead a campaign this week to save the rhino from extinction.Rhinos are being slaughtered across Africa at the rate of nearly one ... Read more...

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Crocodile, boa constrictor seized at Mexican market

July 27th, 2011 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 27 (IANS/EFE) More than 180 animals, including a boa constrictor, crocodile and owl were confiscated by Mexican authorities from vendors at a street market here that specialises ... Read more...

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UAE issues rules for chicken, egg imports

July 11th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) The UAE Sunday issued guidelines for importing live chickens and eggs from Asia.Exporters should have an early warning system for detecting avian flu, said the document ... Read more...

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1,500 gharials born in a fortnight

June 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 5 (IANS) At least 1,500 ghariyals were born on a river bank in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district in the last fortnight, an official statement said Sunday.The statement said ... Read more...

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Thailand seizes 451 turtles smuggled into plane luggage

June 2nd, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- Thai airport customs officials discovered and seized 451 turtles packed into several suitcases after arriving from Bangladesh, officials said Thursday.Director-General Prasong Poontanet of the Thai Customs Department ... Read more...

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Trip to zoo can teach kids more than books

May 29th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) A trip to the zoo can be more informative for a child than all the books on science and conservation or even classroom teaching. Research conducted ... Read more...

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Plant lice species tracked through social network

May 18th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Facebook was in the news for helping scientists identify scores of fish species in Guyana's remote Cuyuni River. Now researchers have discovered another species with ... Read more...

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Four held with snakes of endangered species

May 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Balrampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 11 (IANS) Four poachers, including three from Nepal, have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh along with Sand Boa snakes, an endangered species, an official said Wednesday.The ... Read more...

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China creates special hospital for pandas

May 5th, 2011 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) China has started constructing the first ever hospital in the world for exclusive treatment of pandas, officials said.Construction for the new specialised centre for giant pandas ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden was located in Pak’s Abbottabad city: 2008 US study

May 4th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): A study conducted by a US university in 2008 reveals that there was a high probability Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden staying in Pakistan's Abbottabad city.According to the ... Read more...

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Rare mammal rescued from Jamia campus

April 30th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A rare Small Indian Civet was recovered from the campus of the Jamia Millia Islamia here, an official said Saturday.Civet, an endangered species under the ... Read more...

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Lab grown sperm may help in male infertility

March 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japanese scientists have successfully created a sperm in the lab using mouse tissue. The study is considered a breakthrough that could one day make male infertility a ... Read more...

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