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From sharks to saiga, nations agree to increase protection for endangered wildlife

August 29, 2019 11:45 am

Endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized by most of the world's countries at a conference on saving plants and animals from international trade.

International protection for ‘cute’ otters: what is CITES, what does it do?

August 27, 2019 7:35 am

The proposal on protecting the Tokay gecko mentioned threats from hunting and collection for use in traditional medicine.

US significantly weakens Endangered Species Act

August 13, 2019 9:07 am

The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would change the way the Endangered Species Act is applied, significantly weakening the nation’s bedrock conservation law and making it harder to protect wildlife from the multiple threats posed by climate change.

World Environment Day 2019: Do we want to be the only species around?

June 05, 2019 6:00 am

World Environment Day 2019: Worries of the lonesome: It’s just not the tiger, but also the golden mahseer, Great Indian Bustard and Himalayan Quail, among many others, that face an uncertain future, says author Benita Sen.

Wake-up call

May 09, 2019 12:25 am

UN report warns about species extinction, threat to ecosystems. Indigenous peoples and local communities hold key to revival.

One million species face extinction: Why biodiversity report matters

May 08, 2019 7:10 am

Among the findings that are making global headlines is the assessment that as many as 1 million different species, out of a total of an estimated 8 million plant and animal species, are facing the threat of extinction, more than at any previous time, because of changes brought about in natural environments by human activities.

Purple frog, believed to have co-existed with dinosaurs, set to be crowned Kerala's state amphibian

May 05, 2019 3:39 pm

Herpetologists believe that the species should be rightly called a ‘living fossil’ as it’s evolutionary roots suggest it could have shared space with dinosaurs going back almost 70 million years ago.

Step away from extinction, four endangered species on rescue list

July 06, 2018 11:50 am

Red Panda which is closely associated with montane forests with dense bamboo-thicket, is found Sikkim, West Bengal and Arunachal Pradesh. It is poached for its meat, and for use in medicines, and as a pet.

118 endangered Olive Ridley turtle hatchlings let out into sea

March 16, 2016 8:17 pm

The 118 turtle eggs had been preserved in the forest department's hatchery set up in the village and were among 888 eggs collected between Kalapet and Kanniakoil coastal hamlets.

‘We must protect endangered species’

March 16, 2015 12:01 am

Quest asked students of Mumbai schools: Should more be done to protect and preserve endangered animals?