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Scientists say that Arabian Wild Unicorn is back from extinction


June 20th, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists and animal conservationists are very excited following reports that the Arabian Wild Unicorn has been brought back from the brink of extinction. Any hope for ... 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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New species of squid discovered in southern Indian Ocean


November 16th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists discovered a new species of squid during a research cruise in the southern Indian Ocean.It was found during the analysis of 7,000 samples gathered during last year's ... Read more...

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Save 587 sites to save life, urge scientists


October 26th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Joydeep Gupta Nagoya (Japan), Oct 26 (IANS) With animals and plants disappearing fast, scientists have made a plea to save 587 sites around the globe that are home to 920 species on ... Read more...

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Rare ‘Asian unicorn’ spotted, dies after capture


September 17th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) "Asian unicorn", one of the world's rarest animals, sighted in more than a decade, died after its capture by villagers in a Laos, conservationists said. The critically endangered species, ... Read more...

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Growing number of Cambodia vultures offer hope for endangered scavengers


September 6th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 6 (ANI): While vultures across Asia are on the verge of extinction, the vultures of Cambodia are apparently increasing in number, providing a beacon of hope for these threatened scavengers, ... Read more...

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Virginity restoring plant under threat


August 15th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) A plant capable of "restoring a woman's virginity" is under threat as an ecopark declared a Unesco World Heritage Site has been affected by severe drought and forest ... Read more...

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US Everglades, Madagascar forests added to UNESCO’s endangered list


August 1st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1 (ANI): Florida's Everglades National Park and Madagascar's tropical rainforest have been added to UNESCO's list of endangered world heritage sites.According to UNESCO'S World Heritage Committee, development in the Everglades ... Read more...

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Beetles posing threat to Olive Ridley turtles


July 12th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Beetles are posing an imminent threat to millions of Olive Ridley turtle eggs in Mexico's beaches. Mexican authorities are preparing for the mass arrival of Olive Ridley turtles, ... Read more...

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Draft action plan readied to conserve Ganges dolphins


June 5th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 5 (IANS) In the wake of several Ganges River Dolphins being killed, a committee set up by the environment ministry has submitted to the central government a draft action plan ... Read more...

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Beluga Sturgeon Endangered Due To Overfishing


March 21st, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Geneva, Switzerland, March 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the findings of a conservationist group, the species of sturgeon called beluga is moving towards the path of extinction rapidly. This is ... 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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Swine flu vaccine made by killing sharks


December 30th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 30 (ANI): Reports indicate that vaccines being made to protect people from swine flu are developed by killing sharks, thus endangering the animals further.According to a report in National ... Read more...

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Targets to preserve world’s forests will not be met by 2010: Study


May 23rd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): A new analysis has revealed that the attempts to preserve 10 per cent of the world's forests are falling short, and targets set under the Convention on Biological ... Read more...

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Conservation group warns of more birds in danger of extinction


May 14th, 2009 - 7:42 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 14 (DPA) More of the world's species of birds are threatened with extinction than ever before, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Thursday. The critically endangered list has ... Read more...

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Activists fume as World Water Forum ends without protocols


March 22nd, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, March 22 (DPA) Environmental activists expressed criticism Sunday with the end result of the World Water Forum, decrying a lack of binding protocols to safeguard the world's freshwater supplies. Ministers and delegation ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Share opinions, knowledge online on green topics


January 29th, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Now green activists and enthusiasts can share their views, knowledge and even debate issues concerning the environment and nature on a new 'Opinions' page launched by the ... Read more...

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Mammals that hibernate or burrow are less likely to go extinct


January 29th, 2009 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.29 (ANI): A new study published in The American Naturalist suggests that mammals that hibernate or that hide in burrows are less likely to turn up on an endangered species ... Read more...

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Monkeys, lemurs and apes facing extinction


August 6th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Monkeys, lemurs and apes may soon be extinct, say new figures.According to the latest Red List of Threatened Species, around half of the world''s population of the ... Read more...

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Standardized terms in conservation will help analyze ecological threats better than before


June 22nd, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
London, June 22 (ANI): Experts are aiming to standardize terms in conservation, with using common terms for the problems and tools in the field, so the discipline can become truly scientific ... Read more...

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Orissa port site not Ridley turtle habitat: company official


May 26th, 2008 - 8:06 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Orissa's Dharma Port project will not affect the nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles on the state's beach, claimed chief executive officer of Dhamra Port Company Ltd (DAPCL) ... Read more...

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28 tiger reserves in the country


May 9th, 2008 - 7:13 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 9 (ANI): There are 28 tiger reserves in the country at present. These reserves have been assessed by a panel of independent experts based on 45 parameters using ... Read more...

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Species extinction can play havoc on our health


April 24th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
London, Apr 24 (ANI): New and effective discoveries for painkillers, cancer treatments, ways to regrow limbs and even HIV cures could be lost as species become extinct before scientists have the ... Read more...

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Sea dredging affecting Olive Ridley turtles, says green body


April 5th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Bhubaneswar, April 5 (IANS) One of nature's greatest spectacles - the mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles - has been badly hit by sea dredging for constructing a port near the Gahirmatha ... Read more...

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Kaziranga counts its wild buffaloes


March 28th, 2008 - 5:06 pm ICT by admin
Kaziranga (Assam), March 28 (IANS) India's endangered wild buffalo, a favourite prey of the tigers, was counted Friday at the Kaziranga national park in Assam. The results will be out over the ... Read more...

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Mediterranean sharks and sting rays at risk of extinction, warns report


November 19th, 2007 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new report from the World Conservation Union (IUCN) has warned that 42 per cent of Mediterranean sharks and sting rays are at the risk of extinction. "Our ... 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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Six of eight bear species close to extinction


November 14th, 2007 - 10:38 am ICT by admin
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One in three European freshwater fish facing extinction


November 14th, 2007 - 8:20 am ICT by admin
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