The CIA Wants to Bring Back the Wooly Mammoth

Mammoth skeletons at auction in 2017.Photo: Rob Stothard (Getty Images) A venture capital firm funded by the CIA has officially placed its bets on bringing back extinct species like the woolly mammoth and the thylacine, according to a public portfolio released this month and spotted by The Intercept. The company is called In-Q-Tel, and its … Read more

Alarming Report Warns 1 in 8 Bird Species Now Facing Extinction

Nearly half the world’s bird species are in decline, with 1 in 8 species facing extinction, an annual report published Wednesday by a leading avian conservation group revealed. “If we give nature a chance, it can recover.” BirdLife International’s State of the World’s Birds report for 2022 “paints a deeply concerning picture” as the “status … Read more

Half the world’s birds in decline, species moving ‘ever faster’ to extinction

Issued on: 28/09/2022 – 13:26Modified: 28/09/2022 – 13:24 Paris (AFP) – Almost half of all bird species are in decline globally and one in eight are threatened with extinction, according to a major new report warning that human actions are driving more species to the brink and nature is “in trouble”. The four-yearly State of … Read more

Half the world’s birds in decline, species moving ‘ever faster’ to extinction

PARIS – Almost half of all bird species are in decline globally and one in eight are threatened with extinction, according to a major new report warning that human actions are driving more species to the brink and nature is “in trouble”. The four-yearly State of the World’s Birds report, which provides a snapshot of … Read more

Chinese fossil eggs show dinosaur decline before extinction

Artist’s depiction of Late Cretaceous oviraptorosaurs, hadrosaurs, and tyrannosaurs living in central China. Credit: IVPP Nearly 66 million years ago, a large asteroid hit Earth and contributed to the global extinction of dinosaurs, leaving birds as their only living descendants. Scientists know that a wide variety of dinosaurs lived around the world at the end … Read more

Pet Trade in Colorful Songbirds Could Drive Species to Extinction

Songbirds in a cage at a bird market in Cartagena, Colombia. Jan Sochor / Getty Images Why you can trust us Founded in 2005 as an Ohio-based environmental newspaper, EcoWatch is a digital platform dedicated to publishing quality, science-based content on environmental issues, causes, and solutions. Sometimes, beauty can be a death sentence. During the … Read more

Another beautiful songbird likely faces extinction

Small Blue and Brown Bird. — Pexels Songbird is in high demand because of its melodious voice. Researchers say songbird trade could prevent them from being lost. More these birds are taken from wild, “drabber” and silent Asia’s tropical forests would eventually become. A study has shown that another beautiful and unique species of bird … Read more

Have to be realistic about losses; not easy to bring back animals from extinction: Cheetah expert

The first generation of the reintroduced cheetahs in India may have to be monitored for their entire life and “success will take a lot of time” as bringing an animal back from extinction in a country is not an easy process, says Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF ) founder Dr. Laurie Marker. The cheetahs being brought … Read more

Have to be realistic about losses; not easy to bring back animals from extinction: Cheetah expert

The first generation of the reintroduced cheetahs in India may have to be monitored for their entire life and “success will take a lot of time” as bringing an animal back from extinction in a country is not an easy process, says Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF ) founder Dr. Laurie Marker. The cheetahs being brought … Read more

India welcomes back cheetahs, 70 years after local extinction Wildlife News

Eight Namibian cheetahs have arrived in India in an ambitious project to reintroduce the spotted creatures that has divided wildlife experts after the big cats’ local extinction decades ago. Officials say the project is the world’s first intercontinental relocation of cheetahs, the planet’s fastest land animal. The five females and three males were moved from … Read more