A deadly new disease has emerged that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.

The emergence of infectious diseases with a broad host range can have a dramatic impact on entire communities and has become one of the main threats to biodiversity. Here, we report the simultaneous exploitation of entire communities of potential hosts with associated severe declines following invasion by a novel viral pathogen. We found two phylogenetically related, highly virulent viruses (genus Ranavirus, family Iridoviridae) causing mass mortality in multiple, diverse amphibian hosts in northern Spain, as well as a third, relatively avirulent virus.

Potent pharmaceuticals flushed into the environment via human and animal sewage could be a hidden cause of the global wildlife crisis, according to new research.

International efforts to meet targets to stem the loss of wildlife and habitats are failing miserably, according to a UN report.

International efforts to meet targets to stem the loss of wildlife and habitats are failing miserably, according to a UN report.

About 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have seen their numbers plummet far worse than previously thought, according to a new study.

A new species of leaping frog has been discovered in the northern part of the Western Ghats region near Amboli.

The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.

Protected areas are working. That's the conclusion of a new analysis of over 80 different studies on the efficacy of parks and nature reserves in safeguarding wildlife.

GUWAHATI: Western Assam's Manas National Park which also covers a part of Bhutan has excited conservationists.

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