Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicExtinction

Topic: Extinction

India and Namibia sign MoU to bring cheetahs to India, 70 years after they went extinct

MoU signed between Union Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and Namibia Deputy PM & Foreign Minister Netumbo Nandi Ndaitwah. Activists decry ‘vanity project’.

Mahogany, oak, maple — One-third of world’s tree species are nearing extinction

When my colleagues and I first came up with the idea of a worldwide assessment of tree species, it seemed like an impossible task.

31 species extinct, all freshwater dolphins threatened — IUCN releases updated Red List

In the Red List of Threatened Species released this month, 35,765 species are threatened with extinction, but there are some success stories as well.

Yale study finds why large mammals like elephants, tigers still exist in India

First of its kind study finds that rate of extinction of animals weighing over 50 kg over the past 30,000 years is lowest in India, & points to co-evolution of humans and mammals.

Indian lions at risk of extinction due to lack of genetic diversity, suggests study

The study claims that due to centuries of inbreeding, Indian lions have cranial defects, low sperm count and testosterone levels, as well as smaller manes.

Don’t go by global Red List on animals at risk. They mislabel many

The Red List is the only one of its kind. But it can be inaccurate because it fails to acknowledge uncertainty.

Human beings are pushing larger animals like rhinos & elephants to extinction faster

The future belongs to smaller, faster, more fecund, more generalist and preferentially insect-eating species.

If climate change doesn’t slow down, many bird species will be on brink of extinction

A new study has found that birds are changing their reproduction and migration patterns to cope with the climate crisis but not fast enough.

A shocking new report reveals 1 million plants & animals will disappear in a few decades

Human activity has 'significantly altered' 75% of our planet's land and 66% of the ocean and led to an extinction crisis.

Human-caused climate change causes first extinction of a mammal

Australian researchers concluded that human-induced climate change was 'the root cause of the loss of the Bramble Cay melomys'.

On Camera

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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