Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind.
Science is the only hope for the northern white rhino after the death last year of the last male, named Sudan
A single giraffe could feed a village on Kenyan plains for more than a week.
Every school child knows the dinosaurs were killed off by an asteroid smashing into the Earth some 66 million years ago but scientists say the story may not be quite that simple
Animal and plant species are vanishing at an accelerating pace around the world but conservationists are pushing back against the juggernaut of mass extinction.
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his subspecies from extinction.
PARIS: Global warming is on track to wipe out 70 percent of the world's King penguins by century's end, putting the regal birds on a path towards extinction, researchers warned on Monday. As climate change drives away the fish and squid upon which the flightless creatures depend, the penguins must swim further afield to find sustenance for their hungry hatchlings on land. "For most colonies, the length of the summer trips by parents to get food will soon become so long that their offspring could starve while waiting,"…
Can you love an animal to death? A new book by British photographer Tim Flach documents some of Earth's most treasured species pushed to the brink of extinction by manmade crises, from pangolins hunted for their scales to Brazil's pied tamarin threatened by urbanisation. "Most of the changes in the past have been driven by natural forces, but on this occasion, it seems to be driven by us," Flach told AFP on a visit to Washington. "My real question is: 'Why am I here doing it? Why am I here taking a picture of the last…
The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according to the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) group. It also has the largest number of tree species -- 4,333 -- that only exist there. In total 58 percent of trees are so-called single country endemics, with 2,991 species only found in Madagascar and 2,584 only…