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

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 • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation gender animals sex

Natural history TV 'boosts species awareness'

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

By Mark Kinver • bbcnews
March 20, 2020 ~4 min

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 • bbcnews
March 6, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation wildlife wildlife-conservation hedgehogs motoring 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 • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: genetics conservation insects

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

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