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'Ten per cent of major medicinal plants in India facing extinction threat' say experts

December 13, 2022 2:38 pm

Speaking at the 9th World Ayurveda Congress (WAC) in Goa, the experts said that as much as 10 % of 900 major medicinal plant species found in India are facing the threat of extinction

Extinctions, shrinking habitat spur 'rewilding' in cities

December 07, 2022 3:07 pm

Rewilding can be a tough sell for urbanites who prefer well-manicured lawns and think ecologically rich systems look weedy and unkempt or should be used for housing.

Tasmanian tigers, mammoths: Are de-extinction projects human vanity?

August 22, 2022 11:05 am

Dodos playing in the park, woolly mammoths roaming the plains, Tasmanian tigers hunting in the hills? Experts weigh up the pros and cons of de-extinction.

We are witnessing onset of Sixth Mass Extinction, says study

January 20, 2022 12:25 pm

The paper stressed that "humans are the only species able to manipulate the Earth on a grand scale, and they have allowed the current crisis to happen."

Mexican fish extinct in wild successfully reintroduced

January 03, 2022 4:27 pm

In 1998, conservationists from the Chester Zoo in England and other European institutions arrived to help set up a laboratory for conserving Mexican fish.

Did humans hasten the extinction of the woolly mammoth?

December 17, 2021 5:25 pm

Nonetheless, the models generated by the study show that had humans been absent altogether, mammoths “would have persisted for much longer."

Here’s the next animal that could go extinct

November 24, 2021 10:44 am

The vaquita population has plummeted from an estimated 600 individuals in 1997 to around 10 in 2019.

One of world's last two northern white rhinos dropped from race to save the species

October 22, 2021 11:53 am

The team hopes to be able to deliver its first northern white rhino calf in three years

Native Hawaii fern that was feared extinct found alive

October 01, 2021 12:01 pm

“We’ll try to mass-produce them and hopefully reintroduce them into the wild,” said Matt Kier, a botanist with Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Rare Plant Program.

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

September 29, 2021 12:33 pm

Climate change is making species recovery harder, bringing drought, floods, wildfires and temperature swings that compound the threats species already faced.

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