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12.2 % of India’s reptiles threatened by extinction
Feb 26, 2013 Atleast 12.2 per cent of India’s reptiles are threatened by extinction, says a recent collaborative study by the Zoological Society of London and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
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Asian countries record highest illegal tiger trade
Nov 10, 2010 A study done by British-based Traffic International with support from Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) said that more than 1,000 tigers have been killed in Asia over the last decade for illegal trade in parts. With barely 3,500 remaining in the wild, the region’s tiger population is nearing extinction.
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Time to protect Earth's 'blue heart'
Jun 22, 2011 Marine experts warn that increasing pollution and overfishing are posing a threat to marine life as well as humanity. The report emphasises on the urgent need for conserving Earth’s biodiversity before it’s too late.
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Western black rhino extinct
Nov 10, 2011 The latest global assessment of threatened species reveals that black rhinos are now extinct in West Africa. Around 25% of the world’s mammals are on the brink of extinction despite continuous conservation efforts, says the report.
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Threatened, endangered, extinct
Jun 08, 2011 A recent study lists the one of heaviest flying birds - Great Indian Bustard as critically endangered. The study also reports that the number of threatened bird species is increasing, especially in the forested tropics.
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India is the second worst shark-catching nation
Aug 09, 2011 Indiscriminate shark-fishing in Indian waters to feed markets abroad may be driving the shark to extinction, reveals a recent study. Indian fishermen kill 74,000 tonnes of shark a year to supply the illegal trade in shark fins.
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Flouting ban on drug endangers Indian vultures
Sep 12, 2011 A survey has found that the toxic drug diclofenac, banned for killing India's critically endangered vultures, is still widely available and may jeopardise efforts to restore wild populations by means of captive breeding programs.
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Corbett Foundation launches Save The Indian Bustard Campaign
Feb 15, 2012 A Mumbai-based NGO, The Corbett Foundation, has launched a campaign urging State Government of Gujarat and the Ministry of Environment of Forests, Government of India, to take immediate action to protect the Indian Bustard habitat and save the species from extinction in Gujarat.
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Rapid transition of climate zones could speed extinction
Apr 30, 2013 As global temperatures rise, climate zones will shift at greater speed, according to new research in Nature Climate Change.
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