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Qatar committed to protecting endangered species

Qatar committed to protecting endangered species

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment said that Qatar is fully committed to implementing its strategy of protecting endangered species.

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

Scientists warn a million species at risk of extinction

One million animal and plant species are at imminent risk of extinction due to humankind's relentless pursuit of economic growth, scientists said on Monday in a landmark report on the devastating impact ...

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

One million species risk extinction due to humans: draft UN report

Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

Puan -- Indonesian for "lady" -- died on Monday at Perth Zoo, where she had lived since being gifted by Malaysia in 1968.

India's turtle warriors embrace mission to save threatened species

India's turtle warriors embrace mission to save threatened species

Since he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs.

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

Until now, the orangutan has been classified as belonging to two distinct species reflecting their geographical distribution: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).

Falconry 'a source of pride and prestige for Qataris'

Falconry 'a source of pride and prestige for Qataris'

Speaking about the Katara International Hunting & Falcon Exhibition ‘S’hail’, which runs until September 24 at Katara, Farhan al-Sayed pointed out that owning a falcon and falconry “has high cultural value.”

Humans eating wild mammals into extinction

Humans eating wild mammals into extinction

Some 300 wild mammal species in Asia, Africa and Latin America are being driven to extinction by humanity's voracious appetite for bushmeat, according to a world-first assessment released Wednesday.

New orchid species found in guerrilla zone

New orchid species found in guerrilla zone

Five new orchid species have been discovered in remote Philippine mountains, protected from poaching

World's smallest porpoise nearer extinction in Mexico

World's smallest porpoise nearer extinction in Mexico

Environmentalists warned Friday that Mexico's vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, was close to extinction as the government reported that only 60 were now left.

Australia plan to protect 'long-haul' birds

Australia plan to protect 'long-haul' birds

They are the international travellers who come to Australia each year to rest and feast, but migratory birds face a perilous journey, officials said as they launched a plan to help protect them.

New turtle species found in PNG

New turtle species found in PNG

A new species of freshwater turtle has been discovered in Papua New Guinea, one of a group which would have been present for the full geological formation of its main Pacific island, researchers said yesterday.