Humans almost went extinct about a million years ago, according to new Chinese study
The study found that approximately 98.7% of our human ancestors were lost during this population crash approximately 900,000 years ago
Hundreds of new species discovered in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region at risk of extinction
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called on governments in Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong region to increase protection for newly discovere...
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Last known female Yangtze turtle dies in Vietnam, leaving the sacred species near extinction
A Yangtze giant softshell turtle, considered one of the world’s rarest reptiles, recently died in Vietnam, leaving its species on the ...
Marine mammals that inspired ancient mermaid tales are now ‘functionally extinct’ in China
The dugong — a marine mammal that purportedly inspired ancient mermaid tales — has been declared “functionally extinct” in China due to the...
Iconic Chinese paddlefish and wild Yangtze sturgeon officially declared extinct
In 2019, the Chinese paddlefish was listed as extinct in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Species....
Cambodia urges people to stop picking its ‘penis plants’
The Cambodian government issued a warning on Wednesday asking people to stop picking “penis plants” due to the risk of extinction.
Malaysia’s Last Sumatran Rhino Dies
Animal lovers around the world are grieving the death of Iman, the last Sumatran rhinoceros in Malaysia.
The female rhino passed away due to...
Rare Leopard Thought ‘Extinct’ Spotted in Taiwan’s Wilderness After 36 Years
The Formosan clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa brachyura), a subspecies of leopard that can only be found in Taiwan but was thought to be e...