Poaching Threatens Elephant Population To Extinction Despite Protected Sanctuary

Almost a third of the population or some 200 elephants in the national park in northern Cameroon were killed by poachers and the massacre is still going on, according to a wildlife protection group.

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Forty Five Rare Species In Australia To Go Extinct?

Scientists warned that in two decades time some forty five rare species of animals in Australia would go extinct unless countermeasures is in place to stop the threats.

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Global Coral Reefs Could Be Extinct By 2050?

According to a report which follows from an earlier study on the health on coral reefs, more than 90 percent of reefs will be threatened by 2030.

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Solar Power Projects Threaten To Encroach Imperiled Desert Animals

The Quechan Indian Tribe sued the United States government over its approval of a second Tessera power plant, contending that the 709 megawatt Imperial Valley Solar Project would harm the flat tailed horned lizard, an animal proposed for endangered species protection.

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Inventory Divulges A Complex Marine Life & Aims To Catalog Species In Danger Of Extinction

The waters off China, the Mediterranean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico have been featured in the the top five regions in terms of biodiversity according to the preliminary census published in the open access Public Library of Science. It is a result of a 10-year project by 360 scientists at a cost of US$ 650 million dollars.

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Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure From Sun, Left Whales Sunburned

Like humans, the light skinned whales seemed to have the most difficulty dealing with the sun. Blue whales had more severe skin damage than their darker skinned counterparts, fin whales and sperm whales, even though the latter spend so much time at the surface.

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Million More Sharks Killed Every Year, Endangering Them To Extinction

While the global spotlight has put much attention on the plight of the bluefin tuna, many species of high value sharks are in even more dire straits say marine biologists.

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Japanese Consumers Should Stop Eating Endangered Bluefin Tuna

In March the UN sponsored Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) rejected a ban on the international trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna, which had been strongly opposed by Japan.

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