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Nelly the enemy?

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 17:36
As the Cites conference on endangered species meets in Johannesburg, Matt McGrath travelled to Zambia to hear the voices of people with first-hand experience of conflicts between humans and wildlife.

Pangolin: The most trafficked mammal in the world

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 16:08
A conference in South Africa could make the trade in pangolin illegal.

New report confirms grim outlook for elephants

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 04:55
Elephant populations in Africa have declined by around 111,000 over the past ten years according to a new study presented at the Cites meeting in South Africa.

China's colossal radio telescope begins testing

Sun, 09/25/2016 - 02:41
The world's largest radio telescope has received its first signals from space and is now entering an intensive testing phase.

Poor food 'risks health of half the world'

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:28
As the population grows over the next 20 years half the world will be left malnourished, an independent panel of experts on food and agriculture warns.

Grand Canyon in blue

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:38
President Barack Obama has created the first underwater national monument off the US east coast, protecting a vast ecosystem of canyons and extinct volcanoes. It is home to thousands of rare species, but is also a source of controversy.

How to encourage hedgehogs into your garden

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:34
A hedgehog officer explains how to help hedgehogs in your garden

Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meeting

Sat, 09/24/2016 - 03:34
The world's biggest conference on species protection has opened in South Africa amid differing views on the survival of elephants.

Horses can communicate with us - scientists

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 16:13
Horses have joined a select club of animals that can communicate by pointing to symbols, say scientists.

Skeleton find could rewrite Roman history

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 07:32
Two skeletons have been discovered in a London graveyard which could change our view of the history of Europe and Asia.

Species body says extra elephant protection could boost ivory trade

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 03:30
The body tasked with managing trade in endangered species will oppose efforts to increase global protection for elephants, saying it could spark a new trade in ivory.

Bird flu poses threat to penguins - scientists

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 02:00
Flu carried by migratory birds poses a risk to penguins living in Antarctica, scientists warn.

Dry tropical forests 'overlooked and under threat'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 18:49
Tropical dry forests are among the most threatened habitats on the planet, yet remain overlooked by scientists and conservationists, warn researchers.

UK researchers tap into China's scientific powerhouse

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 17:37
The government is to outline its plans to strengthen collaborative research between the UK and China.

Ig Nobel win for Alpine 'goat man'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 16:06
A British man who lived in the Swiss Alps as a goat for three days wins one of this year's Ig Nobel prizes.

Four rare white lions cubs born in Poland

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:50
Four rare white lion cubs have been born in a zoo in Poland.

Scientists solve singing fish mystery

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:58
Scientists bring singing fish into their lab to work out the biological secret of an aquatic creature that hums at night.

Scientists solve singing fish mystery

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 09:01
Scientists solve the bizarre mystery of the fish that hums at night.

Prince William: 'We must do more on illegal ivory trade'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:26
The Duke of Cambridge has called on world leaders to do more to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

DNA hints at earlier human exodus from Africa

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 07:25
Evidence for an early exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been detected in living humans.