Extinction

Extinction

Jashore's weaving industry on the verge of extinction

The weavers in this western region are losing the battle to keep the craft alive. They are facing extinction

A woman waves a handloom.

Frog whisperer: Australian scientist speaks to frogs, fears their silence

A 70-year-old biology professor and conservationist at Australia's University of Newcastle has mastered imitating and understanding the shrills, croaks and whistles of frogs

Frog whisperer: Australian scientist speaks to frogs, fears their silence

Driven to extinction in US, scientists favour reintroduction of jaguars

Driven to extinction in the US 50 years ago, now is the time to talk about reintroducing jaguars there, a group of scientists say

Driven to extinction in US, scientists favour reintroduction of jaguars

‘Landmark initiative’ as Bangladesh first to ban vulture-toxic drugs

Ornithologists said this is a landmark initiative to save the small remaining population of Asia’s globally threatened vultures -- an example for others like India, Pakistan, Nepal and Cambodia to ...

‘Landmark initiative’ as Bangladesh first to ban vulture-toxic drugs

Rare firethroat bird

Tanguar Haor has always been in the news because of various migratory birds. It is the favourite location of bird-watchers in winter.

Rare firethroat bird

Newly discovered primate in Myanmar ‘already facing extinction’

In a rare find, scientists have identified a new species of primate, a lithe tree-dweller living in the forests of central Myanmar with a mask-like face framed by a shock of unruly grey hair

In this undated handout photo released by the German Primate Center (DPZ) on 11 November, the newly discovered primate named Popa langur (Trachypithecus popa) is seen on a tree branch on Mount Popa, Myanmar

Endangered masked finfoot of the Sundarbans

The masked finfoot, a rare bird on the brink of extinction, can be found in the Sundarbans. A sancturary in the forest could help in the bird's breeding and survival.

Endangered finfoot on a tree in the  Sundarbans

Wildlife population declined by 68pc since 1970: WWF

Global populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish have suffered an average two-thirds' decline in less than half a century. This has contributed to environmental degradation, ...

Wildlife population declined by 68pc since 1970: WWF

Five new fish species found in Sundarbans

Five new species of fish have been found in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh. Among them, one was discovered for the first time in the world. This discovery has brought the number of fish species in the ...

Five new fish species found in Sundarbans

'Half-a-million insect species face extinction'

Half of the one million animal and plant species on Earth facing extinction are insects, and their disappearance could be catastrophic for humankind, scientists have said in a "warning to ...

'Half-a-million insect species face extinction'
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