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.
The end-Guadalupian event was previously underestimated to be a minor event, however, that has changed.
This event is considered as one of the ten most dramatic extinctions in Earth's history.
A tropical forest five times the size of England, some 600,000 square kilometres, has been destroyed since 2014.
Mutarerium: Art exhibition in Mumbai decentres humans from ecological narrative, warns of imminent extinction
Mumbai Art Room showcases Mutarerium, which focuses on decentering the human from the broad ecological narrative, warns against human extinction and calls for protecting the environment.
The Vespersaurus lived 90 million years ago and is in the same family as the Velociraptor.
Adapting to diseases take place on evolutionary scales but the Devils have adapted in a span of 6-8 generations.
The chimps' main threat is habitat loss & Africa's 1.2 billion human population is expected to double by mid-century.