Amazon fires at 13-year high in June

This early peak indicates a potentially devastating dry season ahead - perhaps even worse than 2019.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 2, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation brazil jair-bolsonaro amazon-rainforest

Red pandas tracked by satellite in conservation 'milestone'

Red pandas in Nepal are being monitored in their last stronghold in the mountainous forests of Nepal.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 12, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation wildlife nepal earth-observation

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

Conservation: Glimmer of hope for world's rarest primate

The discovery of a new breeding pair raises hope for the future of a critically endangered gibbon.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 31, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation nature

'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

Meet the baby orangutans learning to climb trees

Baby orangutans are learning new skills from their human surrogate parents.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 17, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation animals orangutans

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

Coronavirus: Fears for future of endangered chimps in Nigeria

Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
April 29, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation chimpanzees wildlife nigeria

The audacious plan that could save a species

With only two northern white rhinos left in the world - both female - extinction seems a certainty.

By Clare Spencer • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: conservation animals kenya rhinos

10 years to save 'world’s most threatened sea turtle'

The critically endangered Eastern Pacific leatherback's future looks "dire," say conservationists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
April 4, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation animals wildlife oceans endangered-species turtles

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