After the discovery of a female member of Swinhoe’s softshell turtle, the most endangered turtle species, conservationists are now celebrating the birth of an Indian rhinoceros in Poland’s Wroclaw Zoo, a hopeful development in efforts to preserve the threatened species. Apparently, the Indian rhinoceros is
The planet has been morphing with the changing climatic patterns and it is affecting every being of the earth. Many wildlife species are threatened and many are facing extinction due to these changes. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has recently released an
Marine species are facing a severe threat of extinction under the circumstances created by human actions, through overexploitation of seas and climatic changes that are the repercussions of anthropogenic activities. While many scientists and environmentalists have voiced their concerns over the past years, the world
A team of conservationists has released 26 Tasmanian devils into a national park in eastern New South Wales (NSW), marking the first time the endangered species have returned to mainland Australia in 3,000 years. The world’s largest surviving marsupial carnivore, the Tasmanian devil, has been
When Charles Darwin first saw a Venus flytrap for the first time, he called it “one of the most wonderful plants in the world.” Carnivorous plants are a marvel of nature, and now these marvelous creations are facing the threat of extinction. The remarkable
The remains of the first-ever perfectly-preserved grown cave bear have been found in the Lyakhovsky Islands near Russia. Although scientists have discovered remains of this prehistoric animal many times in the past too, it is the first instance where they have found an intact carcass.
The majestic Caspian Tigers once proudly roamed the lands of Central Asia, but have gone extinct half a century ago. These big cats strayed through most of the Northern provinces of Iran and on the border of former Soviet country Tajikistan. In the late 19th
The 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) was recently held in Delhi, India. The members of the UN discussed the problem of desertification and potential solutions for it. Other concerns such as global warming and threat of extinction