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Cruel climate dilemma for King penguins: feed or breed

7 months, 19 days ago
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…

Can you love an animal to death?

10 months, 22 days ago
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…

First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction

1 year, 6 months ago
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…

Extinction threatens some 60 percent of primates: study

1 year, 8 months ago
WASHINGTON: From gorillas to gibbons, about 60 percent of primates, the closest biological relatives to human beings, are threatened by extinction due largely to human activities, a study has found. "This truly is the eleventh hour for…

Cheetahs ‘sprinting’ towards extinction: wildlife study

1 year, 9 months ago
LONDON: Cheetahs are "sprinting" to extinction due to habitat loss and other forms of human impact, according to a new study out this week which called for urgent action to save the world's fastest land animals. Cheetah numbers in…