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SPECIES NEWS

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."

A huge project is underway to sequence the genome of every complex species on Earth

January 19, 2022 2:15 pm

The new information will help us understand how complex life evolved, how it functions, and how biodiversity can be protected.

With fewer animals to spread their seeds, plants could have trouble adapting to climate change

January 17, 2022 1:59 pm

The impact of past seed disperser declines has been greatest in areas including North America, Europe and the southern part of South America.

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.

Over 30 alien species found in Kerala’s water bodies: Study

November 22, 2021 3:44 pm

The fish surveys were conducted in 44 rivers and 53 reservoirs of the state. The most common invasive species recorded were Mozambique tilapia and common carp.

How human exploitation dwindled Caribbean shark communities, a study finds out

October 01, 2021 6:42 pm

Coastal development, land clearing, and agriculture have all had their share of the blame, leading to the low oxygen content in water, disease, bleaching – a pattern observed across the Caribbean.

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.

Exotic brown trout threatening native Himalayan fish species: study

September 25, 2021 11:00 am

The research team found that the invasive brown trout was forcing the native species to move upstream towards headwaters or the source of the river.

Some 30% of global tree species at risk of extinction: Report

September 01, 2021 10:11 pm

According to the State of the World's Trees report 17,500 tree species - some 30% of the total - are a risk of extinction, while 440 species have fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild.

Karnataka’s Mandalpatti Hills get covered by rare flowers which bloom once every 12 years

August 20, 2021 2:12 pm

Neelakurinji -- also known as Strobilanthes kunthiana -- bloom once every 12 years, and belong to a shrub found in the Shola forests of the Western Ghats in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

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