Elephants counted from space for conservation

Satellite imagery is being used to count elephants in a breakthrough that could aid conservation.

Jan. 21, 2021 ~2 min

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UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide

In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause.

Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

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Global map of bees created in conservation first

The data will help protect vital pollinators and could lead to new bee discoveries, say scientists.

Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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South Georgia whaling: Antarctic art marks a dark past

Michael Visocchi's work memorialises the many animals killed by the whale hunters of South Georgia.

Nov. 18, 2020 ~3 min

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The Somali man who has a scorpion named after him

Somali environmentalist Ahmed Ibrahim Awale hopes it will inspire African researchers.

Nov. 4, 2020 ~6 min

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Cheaper to prevent pandemics than 'cure' them

Preventing pandemics could be more than 100 times cheaper than tackling their deadly effects.

Oct. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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Prince William and Sir David Attenborough launch green 'Nobel'

The Duke of Cambridge and Sir David launch the biggest environmental award ever.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Oct. 8, 2020 ~9 min

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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

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Biodiversity: Why the nature crisis matters, in five graphics

Human destruction of nature has led to the extinction of many plants and animals.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

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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

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