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

Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

An expedition of top UK botanists into previously unexplored rainforest in Colombia found rare species.

By Frank Gardner • bbcnews
June 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: birds wildlife-conservation kew-gardens colombia

'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat

'Weird and wonderful' animals unlike anything else on Earth are sliding toward extinction, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity wildlife-conservation

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

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

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


Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase

The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 16, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: birds wildlife wildlife-conservation peru

Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos

The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: conservation wildlife-conservation ecuador tortoises

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