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Madagascar bird declared extinct


June 20th, 2010 - 9:25 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) The Alaotra Grebe, a diving bird native to Madagascar, has been officially classified as extinct by an international bird conservation organisation. BirdLife International has said in a report that ... Read more...

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Madagascar Bird Extinct


May 27th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez May 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Sad news for nature lovers as another species joins the extinct list due to man's exploitation of nature. Alaotra grebe which is better known as the ... Read more...

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Rare Bird Of Madagascar, the Alaotra Grebe, Is Extinct


May 27th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Alaotra Grebe was a bird with tiny wings and a medium size, which resided in Lake Alaotra and the adjoining zones in Madagascar. In ... Read more...

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Goa wants frogs off menu and into ponds


May 15th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayabhushan Nagvenkar Panaji, May 15 (IANS) Frog meat, locally known as 'jumping chicken', is ordered in soft whispers at numerous eateries in Goa around the beginning of monsoon when the amphibians surface ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Commercial fishing killed millions of sea turtles


April 7th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 7 (IANS) The number of sea turtles inadvertently snared by commercial fishing gear over the past 20 years may run into millions, according to a latest finding. It is first peer-reviewed ... 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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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...

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World’s mangrove-dependent animals threatened with extinction


July 1st, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): An assessment indicates that more than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction.The ... Read more...

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Thousands of rare dolphins sighted in Bay of Bengal


April 4th, 2009 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Thousands of rare dolphins have been sighted in the fresh waters off the Sundarbans and the Bay of Bengal, according to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). WCS researchers estimated ... Read more...

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Animals that hibernate can avoid extinction


February 20th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): In a new study, it has been found that the reclusive behavior of many animals to hibernate can be a remarkably good way to avoid extinction for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Online stock market game may help predict eco disasters


December 13th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 13 (ANI): An online stock market game could be used to forecast the availability of water, as well as predict eco disasters more accurately than the best computer models ... Read more...

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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...

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