Experts call for new era for wildlife in UK

Conservation experts urge the prime minister to take a lead on reversing the decline in nature.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: conservation biodiversity nature extinction wildlife wildlife-conservation

Wildlife in 'catastrophic decline' due to human destruction, scientists warn

Conservation group WWF says global wildlife populations have shrunk by two-thirds since 1970.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Sept. 10, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: environment conservation biodiversity extinction animals wildlife wildlife-conservation amphibians

Predatory pine martens boosting red squirrel numbers

Pine martens prefer feasting on grey squirrels, which is helping to save reds, say conservationists.

By Craig Duggan • bbcnews
Sept. 8, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: nature wildlife squirrels lampeter bangor ruthin ceredigion

Scientists have the answer to a tadpole mystery

The advance could help protect amphibians from extinction by protecting their breeding grounds.

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

Tags: animals wildlife amphibians

Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'

Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.

By Claire Marshall • bbcnews
Aug. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: conservation wildlife

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

Tags: uganda wildlife endangered-species gorillas

Assam flooding: Several rare rhinos die in India's Kaziranga park

Eight one-horned rhinos have been killed after rains left 85% of the Kaziranga park under water.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 19, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: floods india wildlife asia unesco-world-heritage-sites monsoon

Extinction: One third of all lemurs 'on the brink'

A third of all the lemur species on Earth are "one step from extinction".

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
July 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment conservation extinction wildlife iucn-red-list

Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana

Some 350 elephant carcasses have been spotted in Botswana's Okavango Delta since May.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 1, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: wildlife botswana elephants

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