The Red List is not policy prescriptive, it's really just a statement of fact –- this is what the status of the species is.
A wide range of animals depend on them, including tiny invertebrates that are a food source to fish prized by small-scale, artisanal fishing operations.
Forest ecosystems can collapse when they are subjected to multiple stressors -- like fire, logging and the break up of habitat -- that have the potential to interact and "drive abrupt ecological change."
The ratio of people to cheetahs on Earth is roughly a million-to-one
So-called endemic species — plants and animals found exclusively in a specific area — will be hit hardest in a warming world.
Five new shrub frog species have been discovered in the Western Ghats as part of a decade long study
Scientists are looking for evidence for the population decline and is there are any threats, in order to protect them from extinction.
Corpse flowers aren’t doing great in their native home of Sumatra, as they are dwindling because of deforestation for lumber and crops.
Most islands on Earth had flightless birds on them before humans emerged as the dominant species.
Before 1833, at least seven million fur seals were killed in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic.
Once biologists suspect a documented species’ extinction, the challenge then shifts to proving whether it has disappeared forever or just disappeared from sight
David Attenborough's new documentary warns humanity to save other species from mass extinction to protect themselves
At the start of the Extinction: The Facts documentary, Attenborough said, "We are facing a crisis and one that has consequences for us all."
Giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction, released on Galapagos Islands
One of the newly freed tortoises is Diego, estimated to be around 100 years old is renowned for his fertility and fathered some 800 offspring.
Asteroid that killed dinosaurs hit Earth at 60 degrees, maximising the amount of climate-changing gases that entered the atmosphere
It released sulphur in the air and started a “nuclear winter” that not only wiped out dinosaurs but caused 75 percent of life on Earth to go extinct.
Asteroid, climate change is not responsible for the mass extinction that took place 215 million years ago
This mass extinction is termed as the Adamanian-Revueltian turnover, which saw a “decline in diversity among crocodylian-line archosaurs and the extinction of several taxa”.
Air, water, land and wildlife are tainted with thousands of chemicals, it's no surprise that this isn’t considered a threat as it should be.
The study looked at the impact of rising temperatures, human activities like pollution and habit destruction and its effects on different species.
The spread of modern humans out of Africa has caused a sixth mass extinction, an event that has last more than 40,000-years.
The word was selected from a list of 10 other words and is thought to reflect the ethos and mood of the passing year
Combustion of fossil fuels, destruction of the forests, could be building up to colossal extinctions.
Dust from a gigantic collision in the main asteroid belt 400 million years ago triggered an ice age on Earth.