New global extinction target proposed

With species fast disappearing, the world needs a single target for fighting extinction, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
June 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife-conservation amphibians

Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought

The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biodiversity insects extinction

Humans 'sole culprits' in US parrot extinction

A study of North America's only native parrot confirms its disappearance was down to humans alone.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Dec. 13, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: dna evolution genetics genome birds spain extinction animals united-states wildlife hunting catalonia

Great auk extinction: Humans wiped out giant seabird

Extinction reconstruction with ancient DNA reveals humans were responsible for the demise of the giant, flightless great auk.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
Nov. 27, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment conservation birds extinction

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 6, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: climate-change environment birds insects nature extinction animals united-nations wildlife

Bird extinctions 'driven' by global food trade

A study reveals growing impacts on wild bird species from forestry, farming and palm oil production.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 5, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: birds agriculture food extinction

Humans 'off the hook' for African mammal extinction

New research disputes a theory that early humans helped wipe out many large mammals that once roamed Africa.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change extinction fossils animals palaeontology

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