Extinction
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  PHYS.ORG · 7 hours
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set... more
Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction. more
Animal populations bounce back faster in marine protected areas  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new paper in the American Naturalist discusses the significant role marine protected areas can play in preventing the extinction of commercially harvested species like abalone. MBARI Postdoctoral Fellow Charles... more
Delays in banning wildlife trade put hundreds of species at risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according... more
Delays in banning wildlife trade put hundreds of species at risk  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
From parrots to lizards, hundreds of animal species could be at risk of extinction because of a policy process that responds slowly to scientific knowledge, according... more
Marin County: Safe harbor for Native residents during the Mission era and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Contrary to the dominant narrative of cultural extinction, indigenous residents of Marin County survived colonization, preserving and passing on their traditions and... more
Native turtles face extinction in South Australia, according to report  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Western Sydney University has contributed to new Australian research into native turtle populations in the Murray River and some of its associated waterways. The study finds that species... more
50 years ago, DDT pushed peregrine falcons to the edge of extinction  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
In 1969, peregrine falcons were at risk of extinction. But a ban on the pesticide DDT and new captive breeding programs allowed the raptors... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Lake Malawi is home to unique fish species. Nearly 10% are endangered  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
An estimated 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi are at high risk of extinction. This is worrying, not least because... more
Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new species in the family of Softshell Turtles is described from Northern Vietnam and China by a Hungarian-Vietnamese-German team of researchers. The newly discovered reptile has a distinctly blotched shell and is so... more
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
'Megalodon' -- a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies -- likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research.... more
It's fish on ice, as frozen zoos make a last-ditch attempt to prevent extinction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Twenty-six of the forty-six fish species known to live in the Murray-Darling basin are listed as rare or threatened. Recent... more
Newly discovered turtle species is facing extinction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
For decades, it has been assumed that the Chinese Softshell Turtles from East Asia all belonged to one and the same species, Pelodiscus sinensis. Widely distributed all the way from the Russian Far East... more
Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Megalodon—a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies—likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according to new research published Feb. 13 in... more
Humans' meat consumption pushing Earth's biggest fauna toward extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans' meat consumption habits... more
Humans' meat consumption pushing Earth's biggest fauna toward extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat of extinction, according to new research that suggests humans' meat consumption habits... more
DNA from extinct red wolves lives on in some mysterious Texas coyotes  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Mystery canids on Texas’ Galveston Island carry red wolf DNA, thought to be extinct in the wild for 40 years. more
Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New evidence from the cliffsides of Australia suggests that Earth's largest extinction event -- a volcanic cataclysm occurring roughly 252 million years ago -- extinguished plant life long before many animal counterparts. more
Iguana-sized dinosaur cousin discovered in Antarctica  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered the fossils of an iguana-sized reptile, which they named 'Antarctic king,' that lived at the South Pole 250 million years ago (it used to be warmer). Antarctanax was an early cousin of the... more
Earth's largest extinction event likely took plants first  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Little life could endure the Earth-spanning cataclysm known as the Great Dying, but plants may have suffered its wrath long before many animal counterparts, says new research led by the University of... more
Australian plants facing extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has identified the top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction. Three quarters of Australia's threatened species are plants. more
Ancient pandas weren't exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The giant pandas we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. But according to new evidence,... more
Ancient pandas weren't exclusive bamboo eaters, bone evidence suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The giant pandas we know and love today live only in the understory of particular mountains in southwestern China, where they subsist on bamboo alone. In support of their tough... more
Neanderthals were sprinters rather than distance runners, study surprisingly suggests  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The image of Neanderthals as brutish and culturally unsophisticated has changed in recent years – they could make cave art, jewellery, complex stone tools and may have had... more
New study sheds light on illegal wildlife trade in Hong Kong  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Hong Kong's illegal wildlife trade is contributing to a global extinction crisis. Every year millions of live animals, plants and their derivatives are illegally trafficked into... more
Aussie plants facing extinction  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction have been identified by Threatened Species Recovery Hub research. more
Puerto Rico's 'fear lab' mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a 'fear lab' in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two... more
How to send a finch extinct  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed Australian and Queensland laws that protect threatened and endangered... more
Siberian cave findings shed light on enigmatic extinct human species  REUTERS · 3 weeks
Scientists using sophisticated techniques to determine the age of bone fragments, teeth and artifacts unearthed in... more
How to send a finch extinct  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. more
Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a... more
Drier mountains pose a double whammy for cold-adapted amphibians  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A species of frog endemic to the Pacific Northwest faces a 50 per cent increase in the probability of extinction by the 2080s due to climate change, according to a... more
Ecologists create a new model to predict extinction risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new population viability model, with an accompanying web app, is helping scientists to better forecast population changes and extinction risk for imperiled species. The method was developed by ecologists... more
Researchers develop approach to protect biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New Zealand and other islands have experienced invasions of rats, Europe has seen the arrival of the spinycheek crayfish, spreading a deadly disease called crayfish plague: invasive species can put native animal and plant species on... more
Researchers use genome mapping to save rare parrot species  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at Oakland University led an international effort to map and analyze the DNA of three Amazon parrot species, with the goal of preserving the birds from extinction. more
Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Transmissible cancer which has devastated Tasmanian devil populations is unlikely to cause extinction, according to latest research. more
Tasmanian devil cancer unlikely to cause extinction, say experts  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years in unlikely to cause extinction of the iconic species. more
Transmissible cancer in Tasmanian devils unlikely to cause extinction, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study of Tasmanian devils has revealed that a transmissible cancer which has devastated devil populations in recent years in unlikely to cause extinction of... more
When coral species vanish, their absence can imperil surviving corals  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Waves of annihilation have beaten coral reefs down to a fraction of what they were 40 years ago, and what's left may be facing creeping death: The effective... more
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