How 30,000 elephant 'selfies' will help in conservation

Researchers are developing new technology to help reduce human-elephant conflicts.

Feb. 25, 2021 ~2 min

Bolivia investigates death of 35 condors

The birds were found dead in southern Bolivia and there are fears they may have died from poisoning.

Feb. 8, 2021 ~1 min

Grey squirrels: is birth control the solution to Britain's invasive species problem?

Squirrel feeders laced with contraceptives could be used to suppress grey squirrels in the UK.

Jason Gilchrist, Ecologist, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~7 min

Why David Attenborough cannot be replaced

Wildlife television as we know it was constructed around Attenborough. Take him away and the whole thing needs to be reinvented.

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon, Associate professor in Science Communication, UCL • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably – but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive.

Michael Clark, Postdoctoral Researcher, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford • conversation
Dec. 21, 2020 ~7 min

Not so fast: why India’s plan to reintroduce cheetahs may run into problems

India's last cheetah was killed 70 years ago. Should the country import a different subspecies from Namibia?

Simon Evans, Principal Lecturer in Ecotourism, Anglia Ruskin University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Why 2020 has been good for England's beavers

Homes for these "ultimate environmental engineers" have been set up in enclosures across England.

Nov. 30, 2020 ~8 min

WWF vows to 'do more' after human rights abuse reports

The conservation charity is accused of working with guards who allegedly tortured and killed people.

Nov. 25, 2020 ~6 min

Covid-19: Funding crisis threatens zoos' vital conservation work

The body that represents British zoos says they are facing the biggest cash crisis in their history.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 1, 2020 ~6 min

Monarch butterflies' spectacular migration is at risk – an ambitious new plan aims to help save it

Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?

D. André Green II, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~9 min