'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
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: environment biodiversity wildlife-conservation conservation

Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bees pesticides biodiversity moths

Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought

The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biodiversity insects extinction

Extinction: Meet the new poster animals of conservation

Scientists say charismatic but lesser-known "flagship species" are key to raising money for conservation.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment biodiversity conservation

Human impact on nature 'dates back millions of years'

The impact of humans on nature may have been far greater and longer-lasting than we thought, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Jan. 20, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals biodiversity fossils

A third of tropical African plants face extinction

An assessment shows rapid loss of trees, shrubs and herbs in countries such as Ethiopia and Tanzania.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 21, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: plants biodiversity tanzania

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 30, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: biodiversity insects

'Alarming' extinction threat to Europe's trees

Half of tree species found only on the European continent face extinction, including the conker tree.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 27, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment nature biodiversity

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