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

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

Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: biodiversity birds nature animals endangered-species amphibians

World's deepest octopus captured on camera

A "Dumbo" octopus is photographed at a depth of 7,000m in the Indian Ocean's Java Trench.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 28, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals oceans

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation animals orangutans

The audacious plan that could save a species

With only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both female - extinction seems a certainty.

By Clare Spencer • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: conservation animals kenya rhinos

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