Showing posts with label risk of extinction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label risk of extinction. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Volcanic eruptions may sap oxygen from oceans, lead to ‘mass extinction’ of life on Earth – study

Volcanic eruptions may sap oxygen from oceans, lead to ‘mass extinction’ of life on Earth
Devastating volcanic eruptions, caused by excess carbon in the atmosphere, could one day lead to the mass extinction of all marine animals, and possibly all life on Earth – so says a new study.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Last male northern white rhino dies

Last male northern white rhino dies
The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers have announced, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive in the world.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Madagascar Lemur’s Populations Crash by 95 Percent

Madagascar's beloved ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) were never considered a species in danger until recently. Their populations have rapidly decreased 20 fold since 2000, according to two different groups of scientists that conducted simultaneous but independent research, published in Primate Conservation and Folia Primatologica.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Los humanos provocamos la extinción de 72 especies al día

Un paleontólogo de la Universidad de Zaragoza e investigador del Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Ambientales de Aragón (España), Eustoquio Molina, ha indicado que el mundo vive el sexto gran periodo periodo de extinción debido a que cada hora desaparecen tres especies, con lo cual dejan de existir 72 variedades de animales a diario y alrededor de 30.000 cada año, según un comunicado difundido por la Academia Mexicana de Ciencias y publicado por el portal mexícano Infórmate.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Kenya declares war on poachers

Kenya declared war on poachers Saturday with the burning of 105 tons of ivory and 1.35 tons of rhinoceros horns gathered by illegal hunting, which puts at risk the survival of elephants in Africa.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Marking World Wildlife Day, UN calls for global actions to save planet’s most iconic species

 UN, 3 March 2016 – “Time is running out” to end wildlife poaching that threatens some of the world’s most iconic species, such as elephants, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the United Nations marked World Wildlife Day.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Advierten sobre la rápida disminución de polinizadores y su efecto sobre cosechas

La Plataforma Intergubernamental sobre Biodiversidad y Servicios de los Ecosistemas (IPBES en inglés) llegó a esta inquietante conclusión en su primer informe, divulgado esta semana en Kuala Lumpur, y en un documento para frenar una espiral perjudicial para la alimentación de las poblaciones.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Half of Amazonian tree species threatened (study)

About half of all tree species in the Amazon, the world's most diverse forest, may be at risk for extinction, according to a new study published Friday.

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Scientists call for overhaul of wildlife protection in Australia

Scientists have called for an overhaul of government strategy intended to protect Australian plants and animals, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Argentine scientists clone endangered Asiatic Cheetahs

Scientists from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) have successfully cloned an Asiatic Cheetah, a species in danger of extinction, local media announced Saturday.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Zealand's freshwater wildlife facing mass extinction

Almost three quarters of New Zealand's native fresh water species are facing extinction, and government plans to step up farming will worsen the problem, ecologists warned Monday.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Turkey’s fish stock falls dramatically, extinction in sight

Turkey’s wild fish count has significantly fallen over the past 10 years by around 30 percent for a large number of fish species across Turkish waters, with at least one species of fish in danger of extinction.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More work needed to assess risks to Antarctic wildlife

More resources and coordination are needed to assess the unique wildlife of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean after an international agreement earlier this month to set out a biodiversity plan for the continent, a New Zealand Antarctic expert said Wednesday.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Iberian lynx: Αυτοκίνητα απειλούν το πιο σπάνιο αιλουροειδές του κόσμου

 Το πιο απειλούμενο αιλουροειδές στον πλανήτη, ο ιβηρικός λύγκας, πραγματοποιεί μία μικρή ανάκαμψη στην Ισπανία αφού πλησίασε επικίνδυνα τον ολικό αφανισμό. Ωστόσο οι προσπάθειες επανεισαγωγής του ζώου στην άγρια φύση αντιμετωπίζουν μία αναπάντεχη απειλή, τον κίνδυνο από διερχόμενα αυτοκίνητα.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Near-extinct species should be bred in the wild (study)

Critically endangered species should be encouraged to breed in the wild rather than in captivity, according to a new research released Friday by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Turkey: 3 Germans fined for collecting endangered reptiles

Three Germans have been fined about 44,565 U.S. dollars for collecting endangered snakes, lizards and plants in Turkey, local media reported.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Las abejas se extinguen a un ritmo alarmante en EE.UU. (Reporte)

El número de abejas extinguidas durante el año pasado en EE.UU. se ha incrementado considerablemente, reza un nuevo informe de Bee Informed Partnership, un grupo financiado por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos.

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