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Overfishing and climate change are edging seabirds such as the Black-legged Kittiwake and Cape Gannet ever closer to extinction

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How many elephants can you see? How many orang-utans are in that tree? New conservation projects are hoping the answers to these questions can help protect endangered species around the world
While it was the impact on civilian populations that generated most of the headlines during the 2014-2016 outbreak in West Africa, humans weren’t the only species devastated by Ebola – the region’s ape colonies are desperately struggling to recover
Baltic seals and fish-eating bird populations are increasing and could be putting a strain on fish stocks
The world’s most endangered marine mammal has just been thrown a long overdue lifeline
Nature reserves and protected areas in Germany have lost 76 per cent of flying insect biomass since 1989
The rapid spread of Asian hornets is likely to make them a regular sighting in the UK over the coming years
Over a two-year period, a new species of plant or animal was identified every other day
As part of New Zealand’s plan to cull millions of predators, scientists are consulting the public about controversial gene technology
Dismay as a Spanish baby dolphin becomes the latest victim of the quest for ‘the perfect selfie’
Despite their high profiles, most of the world’s national animal symbols are lacking in protection, with a significant proportion now revealed to be experiencing population decline
It’s not just the bees that are disappearing. Insects across the board are showing dramatic drops in population levels, leading to a serious knock-on effect for ecosystems everywhere
John Kahekwa is the founder and general manager of the Pole Pole Foundation (POPOF), a Congolese run conservation NGO which works to protect the critically endangered Grauer’s gorillas and their habitat in Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), and to support the…
The continuing adventures of Aaron Gekoski as he joins the Wildlife Rescue Unit
Aaron Gekoski continues working alongside the Wildlife Rescue Unit
Aaron Gekoski continues his personal adventure into the wilds of Borneo
Simple tracking devices have enabled conservationists to amass big data, vastly improving their knowledge about different species. But could this same technology be used for more nefarious means?
The latest episode sees ‘Bertie’ enlisting in wildlife rescue boot camp

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