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Climate change 'has affected a third of UK bird species'
Climate change has affected the numbers of about a third of the bird species seen in UK hedgerows and gardens, according to a new study.
helmeted honeyeaters introduced into wild to stop species dying out
Researchers have introduced three dozen hybrid helmeted honeyeaters into the wild in Australia in an attempt to prevent the critically endangered bird from dying out because of inbreeding.
The five species affected by plastic pollution
From crabs to whales, bacteria to humans, the plastic in our seas is harming life all along the food chain.
Finland has gotten at least 1,000 new species in 2000s, reminds biodiversity expert
Finland’s first ever sighting of a golden jackal has justifiably generated widespread public discussion, but it is hardly the only or the most noticeable species-related change detected recently in Finland, reminds Riku Lumiaro, a biodiversity and communication expert at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
Over 200 species named by top Aussie scientists in past 12 months
Australia's peak scientific body revealed that it named 230 new species in the past 12 months.
Animal lovers chasing glimpse of rare species fuel tourism boom but can create headaches
Discoveries of rare and endangered animals in Australia's remote deserts have prompted mini tourism booms, but they are also causing some headaches for local aboriginal rangers and their conservation efforts.
One million species risk extinction due to humans: Draft UN report
Up to one million species face extinction due to human influence, according to a draft UN report obtained by AFP that painstakingly catalogues how humanity has undermined the natural resources upon which its very survival depends.
Five back-from-the-brink species once thought extinct
From wild dogs to horned frogs, all manner of animals are still capable of keeping out of our sight, some for over 100 years.
Study: Alien species primary cause of recent global extinctions
Alien species are the main driver of recent extinctions in both animals and plants, according to a new study by UCL (University College London) researchers.
Howler monkey study examines mechanisms of new species formation
A new University of Michigan study of interbreeding between two species of howler monkeys in Mexico is yielding insights into the forces that drive the evolution of new species.
Ten new plant species found this year
Plant collectors have searched for the hidden wonders of the plant world for centuries.
Rats, pigeons 'replace iconic species'
The modification of land for farming and building cities is favoring the same species everywhere, according to a new study.
Scientists discover spider species that feeds its young milk
The ability of mothers to produce milk for their babies is commonly considered a unique feature of mammals, but scientists discovered a species of spider that also nurses its young.
Paleontologists discover new sauropod species in Argentina
A team of Spanish and Argentine paleontologists discovered the remains of a dinosaur that lived 110 million years ago in the center of the country, the National University of La Matanza revealed on Friday.
New species of hummingbird identified in Ecuador
A team of ornithologists in Ecuador has identified a new species of hummingbird: A lovely blue-green creature that lives in a cold, barren highland area and is danger of extinction.

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