News tagged with extinction risk

Why vultures matter—and what we lose if they're gone

Vultures. Cartoon characters in parched deserts often wish them to disappear, since circling vultures are a stereotypical harbinger of death. But, joking aside, vultures in some parts of the world are in danger of disappearing. ...

dateMay 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Australian parrots need more protection

Australia has the world's highest diversity of parrots, but a new analysis by researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) has found the nation's record in conserving these beautiful birds leaves much to be desired.

dateFeb 04, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Darwin's finches may face extinction

Mathematical simulations at the University of Utah show parasitic flies may spell extinction for Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands, but that pest-control efforts might save the birds that helped inspire the theory ...

dateDec 17, 2015 in Ecology
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