Wild maple trees 'in serious need of conservation'

One in five species of maple are threatened in their natural habitats, an extinction study says.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 21, 2020 ~3 min

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Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK

Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Extinction: Urgent change needed to save species, says UN

Humanity is at a crossroads and action is needed to slow nature's accelerating decline, says the UN.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Sept. 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Sir David Attenborough makes stark warning about species extinction

The naturalist looks at the fragile state of the natural world and how human activity drives extinction.

By Justin Rowlatt • bbcnews
Sept. 11, 2020 ~6 min


Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

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Earth's 'lost species' only the tip of the iceberg

Hundreds of mammals will go extinct if we do not act now to address biodiversity loss, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 4, 2020 ~3 min

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Curlew conservation project sees birds released at Lough Neagh

Five curlew fledglings are released near Lough Neagh after they were saved as eggs in late spring.

By Conor Macauley • bbcnews
Sept. 2, 2020 ~2 min

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Glue bird traps: Macron suspends use amid EU row

President Emmanuel Macron orders an end to the much-criticised method for catching songbirds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 27, 2020 ~3 min

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Edinburgh's Royal Botanic Garden celebrates 350th anniversary

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh celebrates three and a half centuries of science and conservation.

By Joanne Macaulay • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'

Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.

By Claire Marshall • bbcnews
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

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