Conservation: Calls to protect species across borders

Measures to protect the jaguar and Asian elephant are being proposed at an international summit.

By Helen Briggs | Feb. 20, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: animals elephants endangered-species wildlife-conservation conservation

Fireflies face extinction risk - and tourists are partly to blame

Tourists love the sight of fireflies glowing at night but it can kill the insects, scientists say.

By Georgina Rannard | Feb. 7, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment thailand travel-leisure-industry mexico eco-tourism insects tourism conservation social-media

One of Kenya's last big 'tusker' elephants dies aged 50

Tim the elephant had tusks so long, they reached the ground. He died of natural causes.

BBC Science News | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: elephants endangered-species kenya wildlife-conservation

Koalas found dead on Australia logging plantation

Australian animal protection groups are attempting to rescue about 120 animals from the site.

BBC Science News | Feb. 2, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: wildlife koalas australia conservation


Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

BBC Science News | Jan. 16, 2020 | bbcnews
~1 mins   

Tags: peru wildlife wildlife-conservation birds

Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction.

BBC Science News | Jan. 11, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: ecuador wildlife-conservation conservation tortoises

Skomer Island managers seek 'fit and hardy' staff

The Wildlife Trust is looking to recruit a deputy warden and a visitor officer to work on the island.

BBC Science News | Dec. 31, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: natural-resources-wales conservation puffins

The place where dead eagles are given a new life

Colorado's National Eagle Repository is the only one of its kind in the world.

By Dhruti Shah | Dec. 12, 2019 | bbcnews
~9 mins   

Tags: wildlife nature eagles birds-of-prey wildlife-conservation birds colorado native-americans

Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

Tributes are paid to the "larger-than-life" TV broadcaster, scientist and conservationist.

BBC Science News | Dec. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: bbc durham conservation

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