Now in its 50th year, the IUCN red list assesses 76,199 species around the world - of which 22,413 are threatened. The 15 species here are either new additions or have changed status this year. They include Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish and an Australian butterfly that are all threatened with extinction, and the world’s biggest earwig that is now extinct
Each year hundreds of thousands of nature-oriented tourists visit Belize to see the Central American country's spectacular coral reefs, biodiverse rainforests, and ancient Mayan ruins. However few visitors realize that Belize's natural resources are at risk. Timber and oil extraction, agricultural encroachment, coastal development, pollution and unrestrained tourism are all increasing threats to Belizean ecosystems. Unless something is done to address these concerns, within a generation these
As part of a broader initiative to handle the crisis of leopard attacks on human beings in Mumbai, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is training the personnel at police stations in its periphery in responding to different situations.
The Canadian government and the National Energy Board have permitted a five year oil exploration project in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. These waters are in Canada’s Arctic – right off Clyde River’s coast and where 80-90 per cent of the world’s narwhals live, play, breed, and thrive. After engaging in all available channel
Unsustainable developmental policies and rising insensitivity towards nature have put "in serious danger" at least 10 of the country's famous bird habitats including Gujarat's Flamingo City, a new study says.
It's fall in North America and many animals have begun their trek to seek warmer climates. In honor of wildlife's big move, settle in for a little arm-chair wildlife watching with these YouTube migration videos. These aren't just North American fall migrations -- these animals walk, crawl, swim an...
Researchers have created a global map of the world's forests in the year 1990, enabling accurate comparisons between past and current deforestation rates. The GIS data underpinning the map is available at LandCover.org.
Daily, we read or hear of more rhino being poached to satisfy the seemingly insatiable demand from Asia for rhino horn. With countless articles and papers having been published on the subject - and the Internet abuzz with forums, including heated debates concerning possible solutions - current approaches seem to be failing. Evidence is in the numbers. Known poaching deaths in South Africa have risen sharply over the past three years: 668 rhinos in 2012, 1,004 last year, and 899 through the first