Sunday, 5th February 2023

Can we save species from extinction?

Animal and plant species are dying out in increasing numbers. Pollution and dwindling habitats are two big reasons why. Can animal parks, rescue stations, catch quotas and protected areas help us better save species from extinction?


12 Jul 2019
Ifeanyi Ubah, 19 others sponsor a motion to protect Nigerian airlines from extinction.
9 Sep 2019
The tallest living land animal faces 'silent extinction,' one conservation group has said. Some 106 countries backed a CITES protection, paving the way toward regulating international trade in giraffes.
24 Nov 2019
Extinction Rebellion climate activists have begun building a camp outside Chancellor Merkel's office. During a week of protests for new climate-protection policies, they plan to block major roads in the German capital.
20 Oct 2019
Traffic blockades, "die-ins," naked protests in parliament: Inspired by the non-violence of Gandhi and Rosa Parks, Extinction Rebellion is using unconventional tactics to call for immediate action on the climate crisis.
21 Nov 2019
A British scientist has named a species of beetle after teen climate activist Greta Thunberg. The scientist previously named a member of the tiny species after naturalist David Attenborough.
1 Dec 2019
Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam's writings on civil disobedience were central to the movement. Hallam has been criticized by his fellow activists for relativizing the Holocaust.
1 Dec 2019
Extinction Rebellion co-founder Roger Hallam sparked outrage when he "downplayed" the significance of the Holocaust. He has now apologized for his "crass words" that caused offense.
15 Dec 2019
Argentine paleontologists have discovered the remains of new herbivorous species of dinosaur that inhabited the country's southern El Calafate area some 70 million years ago.
18 Jun 2020
Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, is transported by boat and put out to pasture on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity.
2 Sep 2020
Climate change protesters gather on Parliament Square in London, kicking off 10 days of demonstrations to be held across the country by activist group Extinction Rebellion.
10 Jan 2021
Tall and lean with a powerful chest, the rare Sarail hound has been treasured in Bangladesh for centuries. But the dogs -- believed to have descended from English greyhounds and sighthounds owned by Mughal-era feudal landlords, or from hunting dogs brought by Arab traders -- are dwindling in numbers with just dozens remaining in the South East Asian country, according to some estimates.
8 Mar 2021
Iraq's Christian minority has dealt with decades of persecution — and many are skeptical about whether a four-day visit by Pope Francis will make a difference.