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National Congress On Wildlife Diseases, Conservation To Be Held

TEHRAN – Tehran will play host to the first national congress on wildlife diseases and conservation which will be held in the Iranian calendar month of Azar (November 22- December 21), Mehr reported on Wednesday.

Humans Pushing 1 Million Species To Brink Of Extinction, Says Un Report

A new UN report reveals the extent to which mankind is changing life on Earth. Written by an international panel of experts, it concludes that nearly a quarter of animal and plant groups are at risk of extinction, some within decades. William Brangham talks to one of the report’s authors, the National University of Mexico's Patricia Balvanera, about what’s driving the changes and how to stop them.

Vanishing: The Extinction Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

We're entering the Earth's sixth era of extinction -- and it's the first time humans are to blame. CNN introduces you to the key species and people who are trying to prevent them from vanishing.

Powerful Animation Of Endangered Animals Reveals How Humans Treat Them (video)

By Maukh Saha / Truth Theory: If you have watched Les Misérables or at least heard the songs, you probably have ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ etched in your heart. Now, imagine that haunting rendition being sung by all the endangered species of the world. Could you picture it in your imagination? If you think about it, the song is probably something that is going on in every endangered species’ heart. They had never dreamed that their world would come to a probable ...

Our African Grey Project

The aim: Finding a decent solution for the washouts of the African Grey Parrot pet industry in South Africa, a new home for ex-pet African Grey Parrots.