Edinburgh aims to become sanctuary for swifts as numbers decline

A project in Edinburgh is aiming to boost numbers after a drastic decline in the bird's population.

Feb. 13, 2021 ~2 min

'Hedge trimmer' fish facing global extinction

These extraordinary fish, which are a type of ray, are vanishing in many countries due to overfishing.

Feb. 12, 2021 ~3 min

Whale threats from fishing gear 'underestimated'

Blue whales may be at a bigger risk than previously thought of getting entangled in fishing nets.

Feb. 9, 2021 ~3 min

'Smallest reptile on earth' discovered in Madagascar

The male Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon, was discovered on Madagascar and is the size of a seed.

Feb. 5, 2021 ~2 min

Plastics an 'unfolding disaster' for US marine life

For the first time, advocates have tracked how animals in US waters are harmed by plastic pollution.

Nov. 19, 2020 ~3 min

Conservation dilemma over saving the giant panda

Other species have almost disappeared from areas set up to protect giant pandas.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Aug. 3, 2020 ~3 min

Killer of Rafiki, Uganda's rare silverback mountain gorilla, jailed

The hunter had previously said that he killed the animal in self defence when he was attacked.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 30, 2020 ~4 min

Ecuador on alert over huge Chinese fishing fleet off Galapagos Islands

Ecuador is on alert due to the appearance of a fleet of fishing vessels off the Galapagos Islands.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 29, 2020 ~2 min

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

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