habitat destruction

Villagers kill six lions in Kenya


June 21st, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, June 21 (IANS) As many as six lions have been killed by residents of a village on the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Lack of political will behind conservation woes’ (With Image)


May 19th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Lack of political will is adding to the survival woes of large Asiatic mammals, including rhinoceros, one of the most intriguing beasts in nature's life ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change could wipe out rarest forests


March 20th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 20 (IANS) Many of the world's rarest and richest forests, located in high-altitudes, could be all but wiped out by the combined impact of man-made climate change and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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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Amphibian declines have multiple causes with no simple solution


April 26th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A new study has found that amphibian declines around the world have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, and which have no simple solutions.Researchers said the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tigers could triple in Asia


January 26th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) Asian tiger reserves could support more than 10,000 wild tigers, or three times the current number, if core breeding sites are protected, say the world's leading conservationists. ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Apes running ‘out of time’ due to global warming


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Global warming may change ape behaviour, which in turn could cause them to run 'out of time', reveals a study.The study states that rising temperatures and changes in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World Snake Population Decline Could Have Serious Consequences to Ecosystems


June 15th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A study which was recently released by the British Royal Society has shown an 'alarming' decline in the world's population of snakes, which could lead to serious ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Two black bucks find a home at Patna Zoo


May 2nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Patna, May 2 (ANI): The Sanjay Gandhi Zoological Park in Patna has rehabilitated two black bucks after they were rescued from the captivity of certain villagers who had kept them as pets. ... Read more...

Posted in National |

UAE launches campaign to conserve fish stocks


April 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) A campaign was launched to conserve fish stocks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Conservation groups say rising demand for seafood has resulted in 80 percent decline ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 100 countries agree to protect endangered shark species


February 17th, 2010 - 2:29 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) – Endangered shark species will be protected after more than 100 countries agreed to a United Nations-supported wildlife treaty, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said.The 113 countries ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Wheels already turning on Earth’s sixth mass extinction


December 28th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 28 (ANI): A scientific analysis of millions of years of data has suggested that if the course of human history is any model, then the wheels are already turning on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

World’s rarest ape makes its debut in a video


December 17th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 17 (IANS) The world's rarest and most camera shy great ape has been filmed for the first time in a forested mountain in Cameroon, says the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). With ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Biodiversity loss will unshackle deadlier infections


December 4th, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Extinction of plant and animal species is likely to unshackle deadlier and nastier infections, says new research. Habitat destruction and biodiversity loss, driven by deforestation, global transportation, encroaching cities, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Giant eagle filled the role of a predator on Kiwi island 750 years ago


September 12th, 2009 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 12 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that the role of a predator, before humans colonized New Zealand about 750 years ago, was filled by a giant, extinct ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct


July 28th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): A new survey has indicated that two thirds of all species of freshwater crab maybe at risk of going extinct, with one in six species particularly vulnerable.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

2008 China earthquake destroyed 23 percent of the pandas’ habitat


July 28th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have shown that when the magnitude 8 Sichuan earthquake struck southern China in May 2008, more than 23 percent of the pandas' habitat ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Alterations in bird songs linked to habitat change


June 13th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): An American study has found a link between alterations in bird songs and the rapid change in the surrounding habitat.Elizabeth Derryberry, a behavioural ecologist and post-doctoral researcher at ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pacific Ocean faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable


June 1st, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): A new research by scientists has determined that the Pacific Ocean, occupying a third of the planet's area, faces threats that will render some coastal areas uninhabitable.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Wetlands restoration helps dwindling bird species thrive


March 29th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 29 (IANS) Conservation efforts are helping stem dwindling numbers of some bird species, according to report based on 40 years of data analysed by official US agencies. The report shows such ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wildlife authorities initiate census on endangered Hangul deer in Kashmir


March 23rd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
By Parvez butt Srinagar, Mar 23 (ANI): Wildlife authorities in Kashmir have initiated a census on the Hangul deer, one of the endangered species, to identify threats to the species and formulate ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Forest officials relocate tigress in Madhya Pradesh


March 11th, 2009 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mandla (Madhya Pradesh), Mar.11 (ANI): Forest officials have airlifted a tigress from the Kanha National Park to the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh in a bid to revive the tiger ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rare butterfly reveals role of habitat for species tackling climate change


February 25th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new research that tracked the recovery of a rare British butterfly over 18 years has shown it is possible to predict how fast a population will ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Human activities maybe laying the groundwork for mass extinctions in the oceans


August 14th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A scientist has warned that human activities are laying the groundwork for mass extinctions in the oceans on par with vast ecological upheavals of the past.According to ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Half of worlds primates face extinction due to habitat loss and hunting


August 5th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 5 (ANI): A review of the worlds 634 kinds of primates has revealed that almost 50 percent are in danger of going extinct due to habitat loss and hunting.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Experimental chlamydia vaccine shows promising results in koalas


July 19th, 2008 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19 (ANI): Aussie researchers say that an initial trial of an experimental vaccine designed to protect koalas from the infectious disease chlamydia has shown positive results.Eighteen female koalas were ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New report to help reduce potential impact of climate change on environment


June 21st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 21 (ANI): The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that can help reduce the potential impact of climate change on estuaries, forests, wetlands, coral reefs, and other ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Why close kin keep their distance in animal kingdom


May 28th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by admin
London, May 28 (IANS) Mammals cannot share their habitat with closely-related species because the need for the same kind of food and shelter would lead them to compete to the death, a ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Just like humans, other mammals too keep a distance from close relatives


May 28th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): With egos clashing every now and then, family feuds are not so uncommon in households. But if you think humans are the only one caught in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bollywood actors come together to save tigers


May 19th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 19 (ANI): Bollywood actors have joined hands with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), to create awareness in the country about the need to save the tiger. Actor Farooq Sheikh stressed on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Scientists release first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face


February 13th, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 13 (ANI): Scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology have released the first known photographs of gorillas mating face-to-face in the wild.The photographs were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Destroying native ecosystems for biofuel crops worsens global warming


February 8th, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): A new study has determined that d estroying native ecosystems for biofuel crops worsens global warming.According to the study, conducted by the University of Minnesota and the Nature ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Migratory whale sharks face threat of extinction


January 18th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): Biologists have indicated that the migratory whale sharks, which are the worlds largest shark species are facing the threat of extinction, mainly due to overfishing.According to a report ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The top 10 Planet Earth 2007 science revelations (Re-issue)


December 28th, 2007 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 28 (ANI): The fourth report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which labelled human activities the prime cause of global warming, has been named the topmost revelation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

The top 10 Planet Earth 2007 science revelations


December 27th, 2007 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 27 (ANI): The fourth report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which labelled human activities the prime cause of global warming, has been named the topmost revelation of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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