Articles Tagged with “extinction”

18 Articles found tagged with “extinction”.

  • Damming Caused Decline

    The damming of the Yangtze River has been shown to have caused declines in population size and spawning ground capacity of the critically endangered Chinese sturgeon.

    By Alex Taylor on 10th December 2018
  • Mammals Cannot Evolve Fast Enough to Escape Extinction Crisis

    Nature’s defence mechanism, evolution, cannot keep up with the extermination of species by humans. If conservation efforts are not improved, so many mammal species will go extinct in the next five decades that nature will need 3-5 million years to recover.

    By Alex Taylor on 9th December 2018
  • Combined Threats Increase Extinction Risk

    The combined threat of deforestation and wildlife exploitation has been severely underestimated for bird populations in Southeast Asia. This could lead to some species becoming extinct.

    By Alex Taylor on 7th December 2018
  • British Mammals Extinction Risk

    A report launched by The Mammal Society and Natural England is the first comprehensive review of British mammals for 20 years. It found almost one in five species face a high risk of extinction.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th June 2018
  • Extinction Risk for Cambodia’s Leopards

    A decline of 72% in the last five years that the last breeding population of leopards in Cambodia is at immediate risk of extinction, due to increased poaching levels.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd April 2018
  • The Cost of De-Extinction

    A new study has found that de-extinction could actually lead to biodiversity loss rather than gain. Money spent on de-extinction would divert resources away from conservation programmes aimed at preventing the extinction of endangered animals.

    By Alex Taylor on 21st March 2017
  • ‘Alalā Genome Sequenced

    The announcement marks the beginning of what is hoped to be a good year for the ‘Alalā, as conservationists are planning to reintroduce some birds from captivity into prepared habitat on Hawaii later in 2016

    By Alex Taylor on 10th February 2016
  • Return to Oz – The Recovery of the Humpback Whale

    The west coast population has increased by nine percent and the east coast population has increased by ten percent. These are the highest increases documented worldwide.

    By Alex Taylor on 4th August 2015
  • The Sixth Mass Extinction is Underway

    Using fossil records and extinction counts, the researchers compared a highly conservative estimate of current extinctions with a background rate twice as high as those widely used in previous analyses. This way, they brought the two estimates as close to each other as possible.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd July 2015
  • The Eastern Cougar Extinction

    Widespread persecution by European settlers led to the downfall of this subspecies. The big cats were killed to protect the settlers and their livestock through hunting, trapping, poisoning and bounty programmes.

    By Alex Taylor on 2nd July 2015