Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK

Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife wildlife-conservation

Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN

Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation nature extinction

'Extinction: The Facts': Attenborough's new documentary is surprisingly radical

A conservation scientist interviewed on the programme says Sir David tells it like it is.

Julia P G Jones, Professor of Conservation Science, Bangor University • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change extinction wildlife-conservation david-attenborough habitat-loss

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

Ancient creature might’ve been the first to hibernate

New findings suggest that "entering into a hibernation-like state is not a relatively new type of adaptation. It is an ancient one."

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Sept. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: extinction fossils antarctica science-and-technology hibernation

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

First mass extinctions in 13,000 years may be on the way

New research looking at fossil pollen samples serves "as a dire warning about the vulnerability of natural systems to extinction."

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
Aug. 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change extinction fossils plants forests earth-and-environment

Insect apocalypse? Not so fast, at least in North America

Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.

Matthew D. Moran, Professor of Biology, Hendrix College • conversation
Aug. 10, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: biodiversity insects science extinction ecology research biodiversity-loss publication-bias scholarship

Extinction: Quarter of UK mammals 'under threat'

Review of UK mammals finds that a quarter of native species are at "imminent threat of extinction".

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment conservation extinction squirrels hedgehogs

Why some species thrive after catastrophe – rules for making the most of an apocalypse

When the dinosaurs went extinct, some species took over the world. Adaptability, not survivability, explains why.

Nick Longrich, Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology and Paleontology, University of Bath • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  evolution  dinosaurs  extinction  palaeontology  mass-extinction  dinosaur-extinction  bird-evolution  ancient-mammals

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