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From TheJournal.ie 'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population Laos

'Maternity leave' compensation system could help increase elephant population

New research shows how the increase in elephants’ workloads has affected their reproduction.

From TheJournal.ie Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it Uplifting Exhibition

Doomsday in Dublin: The impending apocalypse and what we can do to stop it

The Dublin Science Gallery’s “Collapse” exhibition will ask us some important questions in late-2017.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites Orchids

Over 100 native Irish plants are endangered, including these well-known favourites

Twenty vascular plants (or 1.7% of those assessed) are critically endangered, 25 (2.1%) are endangered and 61 (5.0%) are vulnerable.

From TheJournal.ie Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together Sounds Reasonable

Humans and these very ugly unicorns once walked the earth together

To be fair, the Elasmotherium sibiricum was probably a bit more rhino.

From TheJournal.ie 10 animals that were hunted to extinction Long Gone

10 animals that were hunted to extinction

It has emerged that the Tasmanian tiger – the last of which died in 1936 – was wiped out by human actions rather than an unknown disease.

From TheJournal.ie Well-preserved mammoth may hold new clues about early man’s hunting habits Mammoth

Well-preserved mammoth may hold new clues about early man’s hunting habits

A 10,000-year-old mammoth found in Siberia could shed new light on ancient human behaviour, say scientists.

Extinct 'giant penguin' species reconstructed from fossils

Bones of the ‘Kairuku’, extinct for about 26 million years, were discovered in New Zealand 35 years ago.

From TheJournal.ie Western black rhino declared extinct Extinct

Western black rhino declared extinct

Other subspecies of rhino also face extinction due to commercial poaching and threats from international crime groups targeting rhinos for their horns.

Polar bear ancestry traced back to... Ireland?

Yep. Scientist have linked modern polar bears with ancient Irish brown bears.

From TheJournal.ie Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’ Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

From TheJournal.ie American wildcat declared extinct Extinct

American wildcat declared extinct

Wildlife biologists announced today that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern United States.