habitat loss

Marine life faces large-scale extinction risk


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 22 (IANS) Marine life faces far greater risk of large-scale extinctions than at any previous time in human history, world's leading marine scientists have warned.Researchers from Australia, United ... Read more...

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Panda twins born in China


July 11th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A 12-year-old giant panda, Xi Mei, has given birth to twin cubs, the first pandas to be born this year in China, experts said Wednesday.Xinhua quoted ... Read more...

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Vulture population rising in Cambodia


June 26th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, June 26 (IANS) Vultures, which are critically endangered across Asia, are increasing in numbers in Cambodia.Even as they face major threats in other parts of Asia, the Cambodian ... Read more...

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Missing in action, Uttarakhand’s goral and barking deer (With Images)


May 18th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dehradun, May 18 (IANS) They have populated the Himalayan forests of Uttarakhand for centuries. One, a goat-antelope that is elusive, shy and retreating. The other, a species of small deer ... Read more...

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‘Loss of biodiversity rivals climate change impact’


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Loss of biodiversity seems to affect ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, says a new study.The study is ... Read more...

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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...

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Habitat loss drives Sumatran tiger to verge of extinction


February 29th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) The destruction of vegetation is driving the Sumatran tiger to the brink of extinction, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) researchers say. The Sumatran tiger, native to Indonesia, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi’s migratory birds take hit as wetlands shrink


January 17th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The declining number of migratory birds in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) has been perturbing bird watching circles who blame it on loss ... Read more...

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Report: 88 percent of logging in Indonesia is illegal


June 23rd, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) on Wednesday said that a Greenpeace report showed that up to 88 percent of Indonesia's logging activity is illegal, greatly affecting the ... Read more...

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Great Indian Bustard now ‘critically endangered’, only 250 left


June 7th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) The Great Indian Bustard, one of the largest species of birds, is on the brink of extinction with barely 250 alive, a top international conservation body ... Read more...

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Using dogs to ’sniff out’ wildlife


January 12th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Biologists are putting dogs' acute sense of smell to a rather noble use - they have trained dogs to detect the scat of other critters for the greater ... Read more...

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Earth’s ancient marine life could reveal what triggers mass extinctions


December 31st, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): A new study has found that an influx of invasive species can hinder the natural evolution of new species and trigger mass extinction events.Scientists at Ohio University studied ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

750,000 undiscovered species beneath the waves: study


October 4th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 4 (ANI): In a decade long first census of marine life, it has been revealed that the world's oceans are teeming with far greater diversity of life than was previously ... Read more...

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One in five of the world’s plants facing extinction


September 29th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 29 (IANS) One in five of the world's plants is likely to become extinct.The first study of its kind estimates that up to 100,000 species are in danger of disappearing ... Read more...

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1 in 5 plants faces extinction


September 29th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world's plant species threatened with extinction.The Royal Botanic ... Read more...

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Bee decline could slash food output, finds study


September 6th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) The double impact of decline in bee numbers and global warming is not only cutting down plant pollination but will also badly impact global food output. In fact, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

“Honeymoon suite” opened for two rare Asian one-horned rhinos in Nepal


August 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (ANI): Nepal has opened a "honeymoon suite" for two rare Asian one-horned rhinos in one of its zoos in an attempt to encourage the pair's matting.According to the ... Read more...

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Underwater Census Reveals The Extent Of The Unknown


August 8th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Aug 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a revelation that can only be called mind blowing, a group of scientists have announced that there are a total of 230,000 species of living ... Read more...

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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...

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Thousands of undiscovered plant species face extinction


July 8th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) Faced with threats like habitat loss and climate change, many thousands of rare flowering plant species worldwide may become extinct even before discovery. "Scientists have estimated that there ... Read more...

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Extinction threatens thousands of undiscovered plant species


July 8th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 08 (ANI): Thousands of plant species, threatened with habitat loss and climate change, may become extinct before scientists can discover them, according to a three American and British researchers."Scientists have ... Read more...

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Conservationists Petition To Add Franklin’s Bumblebee Into Endangered Species List


June 24th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 24, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A conservationist group has filed a petition that puts Franklin's bumblebee into the endangered list. The species is found in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The ... Read more...

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Massive decline in butterflies in Himalayas (June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 4th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, June 4 (IANS) The lofty western Himalayas are being slowly robbed of their butterflies, with at least 50 percent of the species showing a massive decline in less than ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India needs more parks and corridors for long-term survival of its animals


March 11th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11(ANI): In a new study, an international team of scientists has determined that the long-term survival of many large species in the midst of rapid economic growth in India will ... Read more...

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Fewer tigers in forests than captive in US


February 11th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) The tiger population is in real crisis worldwide, including the US, where more big cats are held in captivity than are alive in the Asian wilds, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sumatran tiger may become extinct in 2015


February 7th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, Feb 7 (DPA) The endangered Sumatran tiger in Indonesia's Riau province is predicted to become extinct in the next five years as illegal hunting and habitat loss threatens their survival, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Climate change, land development take toll on butterflies


January 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): A new study led by UC Davis butterfly expert Arthur Shapiro suggests that California butterflies have been hit hard by the change in climate and after effects of ... Read more...

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11 goals for India in International Year of Biodiversity


January 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) India has 2.4 percent of the world's land area but 7-8 percent of its plant and animal species, making it one of the 16 "megadiverse" countries. In ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Siberian tigers almost extinct: Report


November 25th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) Siberian tigers are almost on the verge of extinction, thanks to poaching and habitat loss, says a report. The area monitored for the study, 23,555 square km, represents 15 ... Read more...

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Last of the Siberian tigers show dramatic decline


November 25th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has come out with a report, which has revealed that the last remaining population of Siberian tigers has likely declined significantly due to ... Read more...

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House sparrows facing extinction in Punjab


November 15th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Ludhiana, Nov. 15 (ANI): Ornithologists and forest officers in Punjab have expressed concern over the dwindling population of some popular birds, including the house sparrow.Disappearance of the common house sparrow from ... Read more...

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Threat of extinction grows for many species


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): Scientists have warned that more than a third of species assessed in a major international biodiversity study are threatened with extinction.According to a report by BBC News, out ... Read more...

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Conservation targets too small to stop extinction


October 14th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study indicates that conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction.The study, by University of Adelaide and Macquarie University scientists, ... Read more...

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One in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction


September 29th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, September 29 (ANI): A report has found that one in five species of Australian mammals are at risk of extinction.According to www.news.co.au, of the 388 species of mammals found naturally in ... Read more...

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