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Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap, and many times justifiably so, but apparently, we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having lived on...

Migrating Birds That Travel 4,000 Miles to Greece Threatened by Extinction

Migrating birds, Aproparis, journey 4000 miles from Africa to Greece to be threatened by immediate extinction by harsh travel, poisoning

Miniature Horses on Rhodes Threatened By Extinction

A unique breed of only eleven miniature horses, known as the Rhodian Pony, found only on the island of Rhodes, is threatened by extinction. Efforts to save the breed began in 2001 when the organization “Phaethon” was established.  The non-profit, based...

US Government Declares 23 Animal Species Extinct

The ivory-billed woodpecker, the best-known American species that had been declared threatened years ago, was declared extinct, along with 22 other species, by the U.S. government on Wednesday. The iconic bird -- which several bird watchers believed they saw just...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30% of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497 documented...

Ancient Greek Shepherd Dog in Danger of Extinction

The Greek Shepherd, the dog which has been bred for centuries for guarding livestock in the mountainous regions of the country, is now in danger of extinction, experts are warning. The decline of livestock farming, along with an increase in...