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Human-caused climate change causes first extinction of a mammal

The University of Queensland researchers and the state government concludes that human-induced climate change is 'the root cause of the loss of the Bramble Cay melomys'.

World seeing ‘catastrophic collapse’ of insects

Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether.

60% of coffee varieties face ‘extinction risk’

Global coffee production currently relies on just two species: arabica and robusta.

Two baby mountain gorillas born in DR Congo’s Virunga park

Virunga, Africa’s oldest nature reserve and a Unesco World Heritage site, is located in North Kivu.

Dog gone: European canines replaced New World’s ancient breeds

Native dogs across North America all but disappeared as a result of Europeans arriving in the Western Hemisphere some 500 years ago, a study published Thursday found.

All wild horses are extinct, study says

A study has revealed that what were once believed to be wild horses were actually feral horses.

Official: We’ll prevent tourists seeing killing of manta rays

Semporna tourism council wants urgent meeting with all stakeholders to ensure any killing of rays and sharks is done away from tourists.

With 2 rhinos left, Sabah hopes to save species from extinction

State Minister Masidi Manjun believes Sabah’s rhino population can be saved with the use of scientific initiatives.

Eastern cougar declared extinct 80 years after last sighting

Although eastern cougars had not been alive in the wild since 1938, they have only just been officially declared extinct.

Iman the rhino: Still ill, but some medical problems resolved

Malaysia’s last female Sumatran rhino still bleeds from her uterus but is taking a lot of water and supplements, says official.

Malaysia’s last 4 rhinos ‘alive’ — in cell cultures

The four cultures include those from Puntung, the female Sumatran rhino euthanised in June in Sabah.

Why did you take the rhino away from me?

A wildlife biologist laments the future of the rhino and wildlife in Malaysia, asking if the lack of political will and urge for development are to blame.