Vaquita: World's most endangered sea mammal 'not doomed'

Only 10 of the small silver porpoises are left on the planet, but genetic studies offer new hope.

From the BBC News-2022-5-6:8:5:1

One in five reptiles is threatened with extinction

Crocodiles and turtles are in a particularly dire situation, according to a global assessment of risks.

From the BBC News-2022-4-27:14:6:1

Australia's koalas: Freeze sperm to save species, say researchers

Bushfires have killed many thousands of the marsupials, who are threatened with extinction.

From the BBC News-2022-4-13:8:5:1

Biodiversity: What is it and how are we protecting it?

The planet is experiencing its sixth mass extinction event, but it is hoped action can be agreed.

From the BBC News-2022-3-29:8:5:1

Fossil of largest Jurassic pterosaur found on Skye

A student on a field trip finds the world's largest complete fossil of a 170-million-year-old pterosaur.

From the BBC News-2022-2-22:8:5:1

Cambridge University Botanic Garden's 'Newton's apple tree' falls in storm

The tree is one of many cloned from the one that led Isaac Newton to discover the laws of gravity.

From the BBC News-2022-2-21:8:5:1

Neanderthal extinction not caused by brutal wipe out

New fossils challenge ideas that modern humans wiped out Neanderthals after arriving from Africa.

From the BBC News-2022-2-9:20:6:1

Rutland sea dragon: How remarkable ichthyosaur fossil was protected

The inside story on how the UK's largest, most complete ichthyosaur fossil was saved for the nation.

From the BBC News-2022-1-16:20:6:1

Man gets genetically-modified pig heart in world-first transplant

David Bennett, 57, is doing well three days after the experimental surgery, doctors say.

From the BBC News-2022-1-11:8:5:1

Richard Leakey - fossil expert, conservationist and politician

The achievements of Richard Leakey, who has died aged 77, were as remarkable as they were diverse.

From the BBC News-2022-1-3:20:6:1

Biodiversity: The tale of the 'un-extinct' fish

A Mexican fish species has been "brought back from extinction" after a decades-long rescue mission.

From the BBC News-2021-12-29:8:5:1

Leading American naturalist EO Wilson, dubbed 'Darwin's heir', dies at 92

The award-winning naturalist and conservationist earned the Darwin nickname for his life's work.

From the BBC News-2021-12-27:20:6:1

World's oldest family tree created using DNA

Scientists have created the world's oldest family tree from bones interred at a 5,700-year-old tomb.

From the BBC News-2021-12-23:14:6:1

Ancient mass-migration linked to British genes

Scientists uncover evidence for a large-scale, prehistoric migration into Britain in the Bronze Age.

From the BBC News-2021-12-22:14:6:1

Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo found in China

Researchers say the fossil is at least 66 million years old and was about to hatch just like a chicken.

From the BBC News-2021-12-21:20:6:1

Largest-ever millipede fossil found on Northumberland beach

It is thought to have been more than 2.5m long and lived 326 million years ago in Northumberland.

From the BBC News-2021-12-21:8:5:1

Gene edited sex selection may spare animal suffering

A gene editing technique may prevent the slaughter of animals not needed by the livestock industry.

From the BBC News-2021-12-3:8:5:1

Scientists claim big advance in using DNA to store data

Scientists say they have made a major step forward in storing information in molecules of DNA.

From the BBC News-2021-12-1:14:6:1

Rules to create gene-edited farm animals must put welfare first - review

Ethics experts publish a report as the government considers whether to allow gene-edited farm animals.

From the BBC News-2021-12-1:8:5:1

Sitting Bull: DNA confirms great-grandson's identity

A sample of the Native American leader's hair confirms the identity of his great-grandson.

From the BBC News-2021-10-28:8:5:1

Kenyan northern white rhino Najin retired from breeding scheme

Najin, 32, has been part of a programme in Kenya trying to save her species from extinction.

From the BBC News-2021-10-22:8:5:1

New species of dinosaur unearthed by Isle of Wight fossil hunters

About 50 bones of the carnivorous dinosaurs are found on a beach in southern England.

From the BBC News-2021-9-29:8:5:2

Brexit paves the way for gene-edited crops

Ministers will relax regulation of gene-edited crops to allow their commercial growing in England.

From the BBC News-2021-9-29:8:5:1

Australian researchers uncover fossil of new eagle species

Palaeontologists from Australia found the 'exceptional' fossilised remains in 2016.

From the BBC News-2021-9-28:14:6:1

Australian bandicoot brought back from brink of extinction

The small furry Eastern Barred Bandicoot is bumped off an Australian "extinct in the wild" list.

From the BBC News-2021-9-15:14:6:1

Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs shaped fortunes of snakes

Snakes owe their success in part to the asteroid impact that killed off the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

From the BBC News-2021-9-14:14:6:1

Saving Australian frog species on the brink of extinction

Scientists fear four species are already extinct but say urgent action can save others.

From the BBC News-2021-9-6:8:5:1

Tuna bounce back, but sharks in 'desperate' decline

Extinction list update reveals mixed news for marine life, as world conservation summit open in France.

From the BBC News-2021-9-4:14:6:1

One-in-three trees face extinction in wild, says new report

Experts say 17,500 tree species are at risk around the world, including magnolias, oaks and maples.

From the BBC News-2021-8-31:20:6:1

Climate change: At-risk nations fear extinction after IPCC report

The most vulnerable developing countries plead for action after a stark warning from a UN panel.

From the BBC News-2021-8-10:8:5:1

'Jurassic Pompeii' yields thousands of 'squiggly wiggly' fossils

Scientists are excavating one of the most important Jurassic sites ever discovered in the UK.

From the BBC News-2021-7-21:8:5:1

Critically endangered antelope saiga makes comeback

The population of the rare saiga has more than doubled since 2019, reversing a slide towards extinction.

From the BBC News-2021-7-3:20:6:1

Fukushima disaster: Tracking the wild boar 'takeover'

A genetic study shows wild boar are thriving and breeding with domestic pigs from abandoned farms.

From the BBC News-2021-6-29:20:6:1

How farmers and scientists are engineering your food

By manipulating genes scientists say they can create better-tasting produce, but is it necessary?

From the BBC News-2021-6-22:14:6:1

Giant rhino fossils in China show new species was 'taller than giraffe'

The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.

From the BBC News-2021-6-18:8:5:1

'Living fossil' fish may live for up to a century

The coelacanth was thought to live for about 20 years, but a new study suggests it's nearer 100.

From the BBC News-2021-6-17:14:6:1

Secrets of tiny diving mammals revealed

Biologists have uncovered the genetic secrets of water shrews, the world's smallest diving mammals.

From the BBC News-2021-6-14:20:6:1

Scientists say new dinosaur species is largest found in Australia

The Australotitan grew up to 30m (96ft) long and is among the largest dinosaurs found worldwide.

From the BBC News-2021-6-13:14:6:1