Red pandas are two species, not one

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

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation china nepal pandas

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: environment conservation wildlife

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 conservation biodiversity

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation animals wildlife-conservation endangered-species elephants

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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

Koalas found dead on Australia logging plantation

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

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: conservation australia wildlife koalas


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 • bbcnews
Jan. 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation wildlife-conservation ecuador 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 • bbcnews
Dec. 31, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: conservation puffins natural-resources-wales

Naturalist and presenter David Bellamy dies at 86

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

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: conservation bbc durham

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