Tag Archive for 'species extinction'

Extreme weather events threaten land mammal populations

December 14th, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

Mammals could be at a greater risk of extinction due to predicted increases in extreme weather conditions, states a paper published by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Scientists have mapped out land mammal populations, and overlapped this with information of where droughts and cyclones are most likely to occur. This allowed them to identify […]

Twenty percent of invertebrate species threatened with extinction

September 9th, 2012 by Zoological Society of London

ONE fifth of the world’s invertebrates may be heading for extinction according to ‘Spineless: Status and Trends of the World’s Invertebrates,’’ a report by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with the IUCN and the IUCN Species Survival Commission, which was presented at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea on […]