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22 06 2022 | 11:59

‘Compound extremes’: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US

As world heats up, ‘historic’ weather events will increase and overlap, testing the limits of nation’s resiliency and recovery

28 11 2021 | 08:20

Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study

When relationships end it might be because the spark has disappeared, or maybe you just can't make time for one another. But can climate change cause break-ups? It might do, according to a new…

28 11 2021 | 07:24

Australia faces wave of native extinctions without urgent action on invasive species, CSIRO reports

Research shows introduced pest plants and animals are costing the country $25bn a year Australia could face a wave of plant and animal extinctions by 2050 unless it takes urgent action to address…

25 11 2021 | 16:07

Climate change: how elephants help pump planet-warming carbon underground

Imagine you’re in a hot air balloon flying over an African savanna in the late growing season. Below, herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeests and rhinos roam a mosaic landscape dotted with lonesome…

17 11 2021 | 18:17

‘It’s like hunting aliens’: inside the town besieged by armadillos.

Thanks to climate change, armadillos, native to southern America, are making their way up north. And there’s no sign of them stopping their relentless march by Oliver Milman in Sapphire, North…

17 11 2021 | 14:02

House sparrow population in Europe drops by 247m

New study reveals huge declines in once common species amounting to loss of one in six birds since 1980 There are 247m million fewer house sparrows in Europe than there were in 1980, and other once…

16 10 2021 | 11:47

China’s wildlife food ban is vital for public health and threatened species – our research reveals what must happen next

World leaders are attending an online summit to discuss the future of life on Earth. With one million species threatened with extinction this century, the UN biodiversity conference, known as COP15,…

01 10 2021 | 14:57

23 species to be declared extinct in US as conservationists say officials were ‘too slow’ to save them

The ivory-billed woodpecker had its last definitive sighting in Louisiana in 1944. The extinctions of 22 animals and one plant are to be announced on Wednesday by US federal wildlife officials.…

01 10 2021 | 12:30

Bushmeat poaching is on the rise in Kenya as Covid hunger drives hunt for antelopes and giraffes

(CNN)Kenya's wide-open, postcard-perfect savannah is dotted with acacia trees in every direction as the early morning fog still clouds the air. Donart Mwakio is doing his rounds in a white pickup…

10 09 2021 | 13:28

Population of North Atlantic right whales plummets due to climate crisis

Conservations call for the impacts of climate change to be considered more closely. North Atlantic right whales are now a critically endangered species after the population plummeted due to warming…

10 09 2021 | 13:24

Komodo dragon ‘at risk of extinction’ as rising sea levels destroy habitat

Lizard species placed on endangered list The world’s largest lizard is in danger of extinction as rising water levels are shrinking its natural habitat.

10 09 2021 | 13:14

Climate change could see elephants’ ears grow larger as animals ‘shape-shift’ to survive, study suggests

‘We’re not sure what the other ecological consequences of these changes are’, scientist warns Climate change could be causing animals around the world to grow larger ears, beaks and tails, according…

09 09 2021 | 14:19

American hunter kills lion with bow and arrow in Zimbabwe

Humane Society CEO says ‘perverse pleasure some people derive from killing iconic animals brought this noble lion’s life to a tragic end’. A lion has reportedly been killed by an American hunter …

03 09 2021 | 13:19

Benin confirms H5N1 avian flu outbreak

Virus detected in two districts near the country’s capital, Porto Novo, agriculture ministry says. Benin has identified an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 avian flu in two districts near the…

03 09 2021 | 12:36

All-Female Vegan Rangers Leading Anti-Poaching in Zimbabwe

HURUNGWE, ZIMBABWE - The impact of the pandemic has increased wildlife poaching around Zimbabwe’s national parks, as people who lost their jobs hunt the animals for food.  To help protect the animals…

03 09 2021 | 12:14

Seychelles tortoise that hunted bird stuns scientists

The giant tortoise, one of nature's vegetarians. Or is it? This video shows the astonishing moment an Aldabra giant tortoise hunts and kills a noddy tern chick. It's the first time this behaviour…

25 08 2021 | 12:23

Kenya holds biggest ever animal census

Kenya in east Africa is home to vulnerable and endangered species that include lions, giraffes and the world's only two surviving northern white rhino species. It is also a transit route for…

18 08 2021 | 09:52

Nigeria seizes record $54 million in pangolin parts and elephant tusks

Officials in Nigeria - a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking - have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of…

13 07 2021 | 10:01

UN sets out Paris-style plan to cut extinction rate by factor of 10

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’. Eliminating plastic pollution, reducing pesticide use by two-thirds,…

05 07 2021 | 11:05

Heat Waves Cook Bird Eggs.

Some birds have mastered living in the scorching, dry environment of a desert. But even desert-adapted birds can't handle extreme temperatures like those seen during heat waves. A heat wave is said…