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12 07 2020 | 08:12

European hamster and caterpillar fungus on brink of extinction.

Update to IUCN red list warns of hamster’s falling birth rate and high demand for fungus. Hamsters and fungi may not be poster species among those threatened with extinction but are no less…

12 07 2020 | 07:58

'Landscape of fear': what a mass of rotting reindeer carcasses taught scientists.

When 323 reindeer were killed by lightning on a remote Norwegian plateau, their bodies were left for nature to take its course. In August 2016, a park ranger stumbled upon 323 dead wild tundra…

12 07 2020 | 07:52

How Botswana's Sudden Elephant Deaths Impact the Species.

When an elephant dies in the wild, it's not uncommon to later find its bones scattered throughout the surrounding landscape.   That's one way you can tell other elephants have passed through the…

04 06 2020 | 07:17

The world is facing a sixth mass extinction — and it’s happening much faster than expected

Human activities are driving thousands of species to the brink of extinction. The world is facing its sixth mass extinction — it’s happening now and we are the ones to blame, according to a new…

16 03 2020 | 20:33

The world's largest ecosystems could collapse in decades - much faster than previously thought.

Scientists are concerned about the irreversible damage done to global ecosystems. The Amazon rainforest ecosystem could collapse in as little as 49 years and the Caribbean coral reefs in only 15…

12 03 2020 | 07:30

Eighty-six dolphins found dead on remote Namibian beach, probe launched.

WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia said on Monday that 86 dusky dolphins, including two calves just days old, had been found dead on a remote beach and it had launched an investigation into what happened…

08 03 2020 | 10:28

Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net' .

A study has called into question the effectiveness of measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade. Critically endangered eels have been sold recently in Hong Kong stores, despite bans on…

01 03 2020 | 08:23

Kenya bans commercial slaughter of donkeys following a rise in animal theft.

(CNN)Donkey slaughter will be halted in Kenya following concerns over the rise in theft of the animals for export production and the impact on families that rely on them, according the country's…

27 02 2020 | 06:43

With every flood, public anger over the climate crisis is surging.

The fossil-fuel companies know they’ll face increased social stigma unless they change Sometimes it has felt as if the rain might never stop.

23 02 2020 | 16:10

Fates of humans and insects intertwined, warn scientists.

Experts call for solutions to be enforced immediately to halt global population collapses The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have said, with the huge declines reported in…

13 02 2020 | 06:26

Research finds Antarctic penguin colonies declining due to climate change.

Research carried out by Greenpeace has found that chinstrap penguin colonies in the Antarctic have declined by as much as 77% in the last 50 years. Scientists surveying chinstrap penguin colonies…

26 11 2019 | 05:34

Two Species On the Precipice of Extinction.

The last surviving Sumatran Rhino in Malaysia has died in captivity, with the WWF estimating that there are only about 80 left mostly living in the wild in Sumatra and Borneo, and the entire species…

25 11 2019 | 13:31

Oxford Dictionaries declares 'climate emergency' the word of 2019.

Usage of the term increased 100-fold in the space of 12 months, dictionary says. Oxford Dictionaries has declared “climate emergency” the word of the year for 2019, following a hundred-fold increase…

20 11 2019 | 05:34

‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn.

Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides. The “unnoticed insect apocalypse” should set alarm bells ringing, according to conservationists, who said that…

08 06 2019 | 09:42

Last male Sumatran rhino in Malaysia dies. (National Geographic)

One female in Malaysia and about 80 in Indonesia are all that remain of the species.