Primates are facing an impending extinction crisis - but we know very little about what will actually protect them

Without adequate information, we can’t prioritise efforts and funding to best protect our primate relatives.

Jo Setchell, Professor of Anthropology, Durham University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation animals primates research endangered-species monkeys gorillas orangutans mountain-gorillas conservationists

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity extinction animals wildlife wildlife-conservation amphibians

Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg

Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity extinction fossils animals

Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

The advance could help protect amphibians from extinction by protecting their breeding grounds.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals wildlife amphibians

Zoos are key to the planet's healthy future – don't let them go extinct

Zoos are struggling more than most businesses.

Matyas Liptovszky, Honorary Assistant Professor of Zoo Animal Medicine, University of Nottingham • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: biodiversity coronavirus animals interdisciplinarity animal-welfare zoos

Ancient Egypt: Mummified animals 'digitally unwrapped' in 3D scans

The snake, bird and cat, from Swansea University's collection, are at least 2,000 years old.

By Neil Prior • bbcnews
Aug. 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: engineering animals materials-science egypt swansea-university swansea

Conservation dilemma over saving the giant panda

Other species have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity animals wildlife-conservation endangered-species wolves pandas

Scientists shed light on how the blackest fish in the sea 'disappear'

Experts have shed light on the mystery of how the blackest fish in the deep sea are camouflaged.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals marine-biology

Flatworms muscle new eyes' wiring into their brains

Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neuroscience development biology animals research school-of-science whitehead-institute

Do dogs really see in just black and white?

Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.

Nancy Dreschel, Associate Teaching Professor of Small Animal Science, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: dogs pets animals vision fox wolf curious-kids curious-kids-us senses cats colors wolves foxes dog sensory-perception photoreceptors

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