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  1. News - World - CONSERVATION

    On fast track to extinction: cheetahs smuggled as trophy pets for Gulf’s rich

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 09:44pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Pet trade puts cheetah on fast track to extinction The rising trade in cheetahs for luxury pets in the Middle East is helping to drive critical populations of the wild cats to extinction, according to new research. The report also reveals the gruesome toll of the trade, with up to two-thirds of the cheetah cubs being smuggled across the war-torn Horn of Africa dying en ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555395/fast-track-extinction-cheetahs-smuggled-trophy-pets-gulfs-rich
  2. Comment - Blogs

    Transformers: Age of Extinction is a terrible film, but hilarious to watch as a Hongkonger

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:09pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... of Extinction is a fantastically terrible film. It is so wonderfully bad that it somehow manages to become  good.  Director Michael Bay's  Transformers films are infamous for following the same ... of Extinction 's plot revolves around government espionage over the awkwardly named element "Transformium", which just so happens to be the genetic material that makes up the series' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1546529/transformers-age-extinction-terrible-movie-hilarious-watch-hongkonger
  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Brazil's World Cup armadillo facing extinction, says nature watchdog

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Population of scaly animal continues to dwindle, says watchdog's report on endangered species Brazil's World Cup armadillo facing extinction The animal that inspired Brazil's 2014 World Cup mascot, the three-banded armadillo, faces extinction as its natural habitat is destroyed, an international watchdog warned yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531000/brazils-world-cup-armadillo-facing-extinction-says-nature-watchdog
  4. News - World - NATURE

    World on the brink of ‘sixth great extinction’ as plants, animals dying out faster than ever

    Posted May 30th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Many animal species are finding places to live scarcer with the encroachment by altered by humans Species of plants and animals are becoming extinct at least 1,000 times faster than they did before humans arrived on the scene, and the world is on the brink of a sixth great extinction, a new study says. The study looks at past and present rates ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1521980/plants-animal-species-becoming-extinct-far-ten-times-faster
  5. Lifestyle - Technology - AGRICULTURE

    A quarter of Europe's bumblebees at risk of extinction, study finds

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 03:39am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Oslo Quarter of Europe's bumblebees under threat Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitat and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows. Sixteen of 68 bumblebee species in Europe are at risk, according to the Red List of the International Union for Conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1465633/quarter-europes-bumblebees-risk-extinction-study-finds
  6. News - World - SCIENCE

    Methane-spewing microbe blamed for earth's biggest mass extinction

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 10:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington A methane-spewing organism nearly wiped out life 250 million years ago Microbes blamed for biggest mass extinction Sometimes bad things come in small packages. ... to cause the worst of the five mass extinctions in earth's history. The scale of this calamity made the one that doomed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago- a 10-kilometre wide asteroid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1462689/methane-spewing-microbe-blamed-earths-biggest-mass-extinction
  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Myanmar snub-nosed monkey facing extinction

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:11pm

    ... discovered in northeastern Myanmar is raising a glimmer of hope that the animal can be brought back from the brink of extinction. This will, however, require Chinese logging companies to respect ... an increase in conservation efforts “all or least some of the five snub-nosed monkey species” will be extinct in the near future. The fragment populations that remain are still viable, Momberg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1457035/myanmar-snub-nosed-monkey-faces-extinction
  8. Lifestyle - Books

    New book says humans have a say in next extinction event

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 03:49pm by GDN

    ... as the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction, is counted as one of five mass extinctions over the past 500 million years or so, where a mass extinction is defined as an event in which a significant proportion of life ... years ago, the third of the "big five" extinctions, which is thought to have been kicked off by massive pulses of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, each of which lasted only a few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1432592/new-book-says-humans-have-say-next-extinction-event
  9. News - World - NATURE

    West African lions on brink of extinction due to farming and hunting

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 04:37am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Dakar Just 400 remain in face of encroaching farmland and hunting, study finds West African lions on the edge of extinction West Africa's lions, which once prowled across the region in their tens of thousands, are close to extinction as farmland eats up their ancient habitats and human hunters kill the animals they feed on, a study has shown. Just about 400 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1406290/west-african-lions-brink-extinction-due-farming-and-hunting
  10. News - World - ANIMAL CONSERVATION

    Australian dingoes are on the brink of extinction, expert warns

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:34pm

    ... be in a fight for its own survival, with some fearing that interbreeding with wild domestic canines could see it become extinct. McDowell believes that the animal’s demise cannot be stopped, only delayed. “It is truly on the brink of extinction. A lot of people have the perception that there are plenty of dingoes still out there. But in actual fact, they are all just cross-bred dogs, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1378969/australian-dingoes-are-brink-extinction-expert-warns

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