Extinction crisis 'poses existential threat to civilisation'

A study presents more evidence that the world is in the midst of a sixth mass extinction.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: biodiversity birds nature animals endangered-species amphibians

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

Illicit wildlife products 'slipping through the net'

A study has called into question the measures to clamp down on the illegal wildlife trade.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: wildlife endangered-species wildlife-trade hong-kong

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

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: kenya wildlife-conservation endangered-species elephants

World's biggest amphibian 'discovered' in museum

DNA from historical museum specimens may help save the giant salamander from extinction in the wild.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: genetics conservation fossils animals endangered-species amphibians zoological-society-of-london

Extinction: Last chance to save 'rhinos of the oceans'

Sharks and rays pushed towards extinction by the shark fin trade are hot on the agenda at key wildlife talks.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Aug. 24, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  animals  sharks  endangered-species

Saving sharks: One woman's mission to protect the hammerhead

Marine biologist Ilena Zanella vowed to save the shark after diving with them off Costa Rica.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 16, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: conservation sharks endangered-species

Nature crisis: Humans 'threaten 1m species with extinction'

A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 6, 2019 ~10 min

Tags: climate-change endangered-species paris-climate-agreement

Baby boom for North Atlantic right whales off US coast

US researchers spot three mother and calf pairs of the endangered North American right whale species.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 14, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment united-states endangered-species massachusetts whales

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