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  • Wildlife dept collecting animal species’ data

    LAHORE: Punjab wildlife and parks department is for the first time preparing a comprehensive database of wild birds, reptiles and mammalian species in the province for forming better conservation strategies and monitoring population of various species...

    For the purpose, the department’s all deputy and assistant directors and district wildlife officers have started working on the database across Punjab...

  • Yellow turtle is albino, not a new species, says wildlife dept official

    KARACHI: With reference to reports circulated in social, print and electronic media regarding a yellow turtle found near Nindo town of Badin district being a new species, the Sindh wildlife ministry on Thursday said it was not rare as the turtle was albino...

    Saeed Akhtar Balouch, conservator in the ministry, said the turtle portrayed in pictures and footages was an albino amongst the Lissemys punctata (Indian flap shell turtle), a...

  • Cave yields ‘new human species’

    The hominid --- described as a “new species” of humans --- has been named Homo naledi after the “Rising Star” cave where the bones were found...

    “We have just met a new species of human relative that deliberately disposed of its dead,” Lee Berger, project leader and paleoanthropologist at Johannesburg’s University of the Witwatersrand, announced as the fossils were unveiled...

  • World’s most endangered species

    Dear friends, we share planet Earth with millions of other species of plants and animals...

    Many of these species, especially animals, are in danger of disappearance or dying out completely in the near future...

  • Over 200 new species found in Himalayas

    NEW DELHI: A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a “walking” fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the ecologically fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF...

    WWF has compiled a survey of wildlife discovered by scientists across Bhutan, northeast India, Nepal, northern Myanmar and southern Tibet, in an attempt to raise awareness of the threats facing the sensitive region...

  • Darwin’s Origin of Species tops list of most important academic books

    Now, Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species has been voted the academic book that changed the world the most by a British academic publishing trade group...

    “It’s not in the least surprising, and completely right, that On the Origin of Species won,” Alan Staton, head of marketing at the Booksellers Association, which came up with the list, said in a statement...

  • New parasite species named after Obama

    MIAMI: US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honouring the US president...

    The flatworm, coined Baracktrema obamai, is so unusual that it merits not only a new species designation, but its own genus, too...

  • Calf of rare giraffe species born in UK zoo

    Rothschild’s giraffes are one of the world’s most at-risk species and fewer than 1,600 exist in the wild, according to Sarah Roffe, head of giraffes at the zoo in northwest England...

    Roffe warned the species was “often overlooked”, and was experiencing “a silent extinction” due to loss of habitat and hunting for their meat...

  • Rainbow snake, tiny frog among new Mekong species

    BANGKOK: A rainbow-headed snake, a tiny frog and a lizard with dragon-like horns are among more than 150 new species confirmed by scientists last year in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region, researchers said on Monday...

    Each year scientists announce new species, after an often lengthy identification process, highlighting how much more there is to learn about the region...

  • Long-necked dino species discovered in Australia

    PARIS: Scientists unveiled fossils on Thursday from a new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur unearthed in northeast Australia, speculating that its ancestors had trekked across Antarctica some 105 million years ago...

    Both species are thought to be unique to Australia...

  • Exhibition: Origins of species

    An art form that has been around for centuries, painted portraits are usually meant to serve as memorable tributes to the famous and/or the elite...

    Now, however, in the wake uninhibited visualization during the post-modern era, portrait painting is undergoing a liberal transformation
  • Scientists find new miniature frog species in India

    NEW DELHI: Scientists have discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India, according to a report published on Tuesday...

    They also found three other species of night frogs, according to the report in the PeerJ medical sciences journal...

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