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

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

Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.

By Joanne Macaulay • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity plants edinburgh gardening coronavirus-lockdown-measures

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

How one teaspoon of Amazon soil teems with fungal life

Scientists discover hundreds of different fungi in Amazonian soil, thought to play a vital role in nature.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: biodiversity nature kew-gardens amazon-rainforest

New global extinction target proposed

With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife-conservation amphibians

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

'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

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity wildlife-conservation

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