Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

What is in the news? The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released a Red List reporting the official extinction of 902 species. This was released at the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France. Key Findings in the recent Red List The recent Red List mentioned that some 902 species are officially extinct.… Continue reading Over 900 species of animals have become extinct according to latest IUCN Red List

Vanishing wildlife: 22 species have gone extinct in India

According to the data tabled in the Lok Sabha by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,4 species of fauna and 18 species of flora have gone extinct in India in the past few centuries. The data has shown that among mammals,the following are considered extinct in India (a)Cheetah(Acinonyx jubatus) (b)Sumatran rhinoceros (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis)… Continue reading Vanishing wildlife: 22 species have gone extinct in India