Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds wildlife-conservation kew-gardens colombia

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

Epic 7,500-mile cuckoo migration wows scientists

Scientists have tracked a cuckoo's migratory flight from Africa to its breeding ground in Mongolia.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: birds mongolia zambia

First wild white stork chick 'in centuries' hatches in UK

The chick is part of a programme to reintroduce breeding pairs of the birds in the south of England.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 15, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation birds wildlife-conservation burford storrington

'Surge' in illegal bird of prey killings since lockdown

The RSPB says it has been "overrun" by reports of birds of prey being illegally killed.

By Claire Marshall • bbcnews
May 15, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: birds rspb

Cranes make comeback in Britain's wetlands

The graceful bird is making a comeback thanks to re-introduction and habitat restoration.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
April 22, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: birds wildlife

Fossil 'wonderchicken' could be earliest known fowl

A newly discovered fossil bird could be the oldest-known ancestor of every chicken on the planet.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 18, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: evolution birds dinosaurs fossils

Smallest dinosaur found 'trapped in amber'

Scientists say a fossil from Myanmar represents the tiniest dinosaur ever found.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: birds dinosaurs fossils palaeontology myanmar

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: birds nature young-people birdwatching bristol universities inspiring-stories university-of-bristol universities-in-the-uk representation

Rescued owl was 'too fat to fly', Suffolk sanctuary says

The owl probably overindulged during a mild spell that left it with lots of prey, bird experts say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 29, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: birds wildlife owls stonham-aspal

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