The Earth is currently facing an extinction crisis.
Destruction of habitat, unlimited hunting, industrial agriculture - humans are driving numerous species extinct. Browse an automatic compilation of content on the topic below.
The Parsis, decendents of Persia's Zoroastrians, are a tiny religious minority in India, they are well-respected and are unusually succesful in fields from business to arts and sciences. Yet because too few babies are born, the community is dwindling and now facing extinction. A fertility program is now encouraging couples to have more children. Will the community survive?
In recent decades, wolves have been making a comeback to Germany, after being hunted to extinction in the late 19th century. As wolf numbers in neighboring Poland grew in the late 20th century, they gradually moved west in search of new territory. While conservationists welcome the wolves' return to Germany, not everyone is happy to see the predator.
This week it's all about art and the struggles artists often face. We hear from musicians in India whose craft is on the brink of extinction, how ballet teaches girls in the slums of Kenya so much more than just how to dance and what it's like to work as a singer for Japan's tough J-Pop industry.
Dressed in shark costumes, protesters marched to Maxim's Palace, a popular restaurant in Hong Kong, demanding an end to shark fin sales. Many species of shark are endangered. The restaurant said it has sharply reduced its shark fin sales volume in recent years.
A new study warns that poachers and animal traffickers are using scientific data published online ... to track down rare and endangered species. It found that more than 20 newly discovered creatures had been targeted because their locations had been made public. DW talks to David Lindenmayer, a conservation biologist at the Australian National University.