Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 6, 2020 ~5 min

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'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~3 min

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First wild white stork chick 'in centuries' hatches in UK

The chick is part of a programme to reintroduce breeding pairs of the birds in the south of England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 15, 2020 ~2 min

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Endangered tigers face growing threats from an Asian road-building boom

A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.

Neil Carter, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation, University of Michigan • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~8 min

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Nature’s comeback? No, the coronavirus pandemic threatens the world’s wildlife

Many people in the Global South will find themselves poorer, hungrier, and much closer to exploitable wildlife.

Charlie Gardner, Lecturer in Conservation Science, University of Kent • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Nature’s comeback? No, the coronavirus pandemic will devastate the world’s wildlife

Biodiversity in the global south is particularly threatened by a global economic crisis.

Charlie Gardner, Lecturer in Conservation Science, University of Kent • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

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Tiger King: why can't we just release America's captive tigers into the wild?

There are twice as many tigers in the US as there are in the wild. 

Tara Pirie, Postdoctoral Researcher, People and Wildlife Research Group, University of Reading • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Meet the meat-eating ducks of South Georgia

On one of the world's most remote islands, a species of duck has learned to scavenge on dead seals.

Joshua Powell, PhD Researcher, Conservation Biology, UCL • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~6 min

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Nottingham Trent University study to assess impact of traffic on hedgehogs

Hedgehog numbers are declining in part because so many are killed while crossing our roads.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 6, 2020 ~2 min

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It's OK to feed wild birds – here are some tips for doing it the right way

Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.

Julian Avery, Assistant Research Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
March 2, 2020 ~8 min

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