How lockdown birds sang to a different tune

It's official, bird song did sound different during lockdown, according to a scientific study.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment birds wildlife

Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity trees botany wildlife

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

How to reverse global wildlife declines by 2050

Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.

Piero Visconti, Research Scholar, Ecosystem Services and Management Programme, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) • conversation
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity agriculture wildlife ecosystem-services ecosystems biodiversity-loss sixth-mass-extinction food-systems

Women have disrupted research on bird song, and their findings show how diversity can improve all fields of science

For decades, scientists believed that only male birds sang. Then women entered the field and showed what their predecessors had missed.

Karan Odom, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University • conversation
Sept. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: birds women stem wildlife ornithology gender-bias diversity birdsong womens-representation breeding gender-bias-in-academia diversity-in-science

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

Predatory pine martens boosting red squirrel numbers

Pine martens prefer feasting on grey squirrels, which is helping to save reds, say conservationists.

By Craig Duggan • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nature wildlife squirrels lampeter bangor ruthin ceredigion

Painting wind turbines black could help protect birds – as long as it doesn't disrupt their migration

Black turbine blades seem to reduce bird collisions, but it's important to know why.

Jethro George Gauld, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of East Anglia • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: birds wildlife renewable-energy wind-farms bird-migration power-lines bird-strike wind-turbines

Painting wind turbines black could help protect birds – so long as it doesn't disrupt their migration

Black turbine blades seem to reduce bird collisions, but it's important to know why.

Jethro George Gauld, PhD Candidate in Conservation Science, University of East Anglia • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: birds wildlife renewable-energy wind-farms bird-migration power-lines bird-strike wind-turbines

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

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