Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.

By Matt McGrath
March 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: gender animals genetics sex conservation

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

Programmes, such as Sir David Attenborough's, triggered a greater interest in species.

By Mark Kinver
March 20, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: conservation

Nottingham Trent University study to assess impact of traffic on hedgehogs

Hedgehog numbers are declining in part because so many are killed while crossing our roads.

BBC Science News
March 6, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife wildlife-conservation hedgehogs motoring conservation nottingham road-safety

Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity'

A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.

By Helen Briggs
March 5, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: genetics insects conservation

Red pandas are two species, not one

The discovery comes from new research that could boost conservation plans.

By Helen Briggs
Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~4 mins   

Tags: nepal genetics china pandas conservation

Red squirrels sniff out danger better than greys

A native predator of the red squirrel seems to be an unlikely ally in its battle with its grey rival.

BBC Science News
Feb. 26, 2020 | bbcnews

~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment conservation

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
Feb. 24, 2020 | bbcnews

~3 mins   

Tags: environment biodiversity conservation

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

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