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Vanishing Wings: Shocking Decline of Migratory Species

Shocking UN report exposes alarming decline of migratory species. Urgent global action needed to protect wildlife.
A groundbreaking study reveals how plastic additives affect mating behaviour and sperm count in crustaceans, raising concerns about the broader impact on aquatic ecosystems. Explore the potential ecological consequences of our plastic addiction and the urgent need for awareness and action.

Microplastic; Rivers, Estuaries Choked, Aquatic Species Contaminated

All aquatic species inhabiting river mouths flowing into the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean are contaminated with microplastics, according to a recent study. The study, in which the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) plays a key role, exposes the severity of pollution in estuaries and coastal regions, particularly affecting molluscs.
In a significant announcement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the extinction of 21 species, including birds, a bat, and several mussels. These species are being delisted from the Endangered Species Act due to their unfortunate demise.

End of an Era: 21 Species Declared Extinct

In a significant announcement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed the extinction of 21 species, including birds, a bat, and several mussels. These species are being delisted from the Endangered Species Act due to their unfortunate demise.
A new study reveals that climate change has become a significant driver of amphibian declines worldwide. Climate change effects have emerged as the most common primary driver of deteriorating amphibian populations from 2004 to 2022, affecting 39% of species, compared to just 1% during the previous two decades (1980-2004).

Amphibians Decline Continue Globally with 40.7% of Species Threatened

About 40.7 per cent (2,873 species) of amphibians are now classified as globally threatened under the IUCN Red List categories, which include Critically Endangered, Endangered, and Vulnerable, according to a report. The report published in Nature reveals that the status of amphibians globally is continuing to deteriorate, with an increase from 37.9% in 1980 and 39.4% in 2004.
In a sweeping global analysis encompassing thousands of animal and plant species, a concerning trend has emerged: species across the board are shrinking in size. Researchers have pinpointed this phenomenon most prominently in fish, which are undergoing significant reductions in size.

Widespread Species Shrinkage, with Fish among Most Affected

In a sweeping global analysis encompassing thousands of animal and plant species, a concerning trend has emerged: species across the board are shrinking in size. Researchers have pinpointed this phenomenon most prominently in fish, which are undergoing significant reductions in size.
In a world facing increasing threats from droughts and wildfires, botanists from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) argue that now is the time to identify the conditions that lead to plant extinction. Their findings, published in the Oxford Academic journal Conservation Physiology, propose a new strategy for plant conservation. By understanding the limits beyond which a plant's vital functions cease, scientists can develop more effective conservation plans.

Invasive Alien Species a Major Threat

Over 37,000 alien species have been introduced by humans around the world and the threat posed by these invasive alien species are underappreciated, according to a groundbreaking report by the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
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Except Antarctica, Species All Over Exposed to  forever chemicals

Animals across the world are contaminated with hazardous forever chemicals or widely known as polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on every continent except Antarctica,...
As the world experiences warming at an unprecedented rate, climate change is increasingly impacting human health, said a comprehensive report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Vulnerable communities are particularly at risk, and urgent action is needed to address this growing threat.

Climate Change; Marine Species to Loss Habitat Ranges

Majority of marine species is likely to lose considerable amounts of their present habitat ranges by the end of this century if...
To date, 20 adult African cheetahs have been imported, but not without setbacks. The first batch of eight cheetahs arrived in September 2022, followed by another 12 from South Africa in February 2023. In March 2023, hope was kindled as one of the females gave birth to four cubs conceived in India.

Project cheetah to re-establish the species in its historical range in India

An ambitious project, India is going to reintroduce the fastest animal on earth – the Cheetah- in its historical range in the...
A recent study from Florida State University sheds light on how female animals influence the evolution of mate preferences. While sexual selection typically involves males competing for female attention, this research highlights the crucial role that females play in shaping the traits that make a male attractive as a mate. This study unveils how learning and observation lead to changes in female preferences, ultimately affecting the diversity of male traits in a species.

More Species Threatened Than in Red List

The number of threatened species is much higher than reflected in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and...