Theme park could go ahead despite site's protected status
Swanscombe peninsula is designated as an SSSI but campaigners fear it is not enough to save the wildlife haven from proposed development.
MIKE DILGER'S - WILDLIFE WATCHING
In his series of great places to watch wildlife in the UK, the star of BBC One’s The One Show this month heads to our pebble-strewn shores to spot the species that thrive on shingle beaches.
TRUTH OR FICTION? It's perfectly safe to airlift a rhinoceros
Flying rhinos upside down looks ungainly but is it harmful, too? New research set out to find the answer.
Norway's star wolf moved for safety
Norway’s most famous wolf has been captured and moved south with a female companion to protect him from licensed killing.
It may be the nation’s favourite mammal, but the hedgehog is rapidly vanishing from towns and countryside across the UK. Why have things gone so badly wrong for British hedgehogs? And, more importantly, what’s being done to help them?
DISTURBANCE IN THE DEEP
With land resources rapidly depleting, eyes are turning to the seabed as a whole new source of metals. But at what cost to marine wildlife?
MEET THE SCIENTIST - Lauriane Suyin Chalmin-Pui
Well-being fellow, Royal Horticultural Society and postdoctoral researcher, University of Sheffield
Cranes becoming more common
Record numbers of common cranes bred in the UK last year, with 64 pairs producing 23 chicks.
My Way Of Thinking - Mark Carwardine
The conservationist discusses Jair Bolsonaro’s actions concerning the Amazon rainforest and invites your thoughts on the subject.
Gorillas In The Midst Of A Pandemic
Close encounters with tourists may be exposing great apes to COVID-19.
In our series about people with a passion for a species, TV presenter and author Radzi tells us why he admires the peregrine falcon.
Raptors in RESIDENCE
The crowned eagles of the African rainforest don’t mind life among people. In Durban, South Africa, these raptors can be watched right from the living room.
Foiled by a fox
As Robin Bennett prepared to take the perfect close-up of an urban red fox, his plans soon started to go awry.
Tsewang Namgail Director, Snow Leopard Conservancy India Trust
Conservation biologist Tsewang Namgail has focused on human and snow leopard conflict, and how the problem can best be resolved.
THE $80 MILLION QUESTION
The world spends a huge amount of money on orangutan conservation every year but their numbers are still declining. What’s going on, why isn’t palm oil to blame and what can we do to arrest the downward curve?
Seven decades after the UK’s first national parks were created, our largest protected landscapes should nurture thriving biodiversity. How can we make them true havens for wildlife?
Danger, danger – high voltage
Starlings are known for their spectacular murmurations, but if too many gather in one place the consequences can be shocking.
My Way Of Thinking Mark Carwardine
The conservationist discusses the threat of an oil spill in the Red Sea and invites your thoughts on the subject.
Mike Dilger's Wildlife Watching
In his series of great places to watch wildlife in the UK, the star of BBC One’s The One Show this month advocates spending time around the peaceful bodies of fresh water dotted across the country.
Lessons For The Future
The idea of creating a GCSE in natural history was first floated a decade ago, but is it any closer to becoming a reality? And could it help change the fortunes of our nature-depleted nation?
From the ocean depths to remote rainforests, bioluminescent organisms light up the natural world. We take an illuminating look at the species that glow in the dark.
In our series about people with a passion for a species, we ask naturalist, author and TV presenter Lee why she adores the ploughshare tortoise.
On thin ice
Tempted out of the hive by bright spring sunshine, these hungry honeybees quickly became frozen in their tracks.
EDGES OF EXISTENCE
Riverside habitats are coming under scrutiny as the next big prospect on the rewilding landscape.
How do you create sustainable conservation without relying on tourist dollars? A new pan-African competition hopes to provide the answers…
Great crested grebes are known for their synchronised courtship choreography, but these birds work just as well together when it comes to raising chicks.
Cracking The Mystery
Why is the guillemot egg so shaped? ‘To stop it rolling away’ is the textbook answer. But is it correct? Follow one man's mission to get to the bottom of an evolutionary mystery.
Sahara: The Forgotten Ecosystem
Journeying into the fickle and ever changing Saharan landscape reveals the hidden lives of the desert’s most-endangered species.
Mike Dilger's: Wildlife Watching
In his series of great places to watch wildlife in the UK, the star of BBC One’s The One Show this month advocates paying close attention to the periphery of woodlands, rather than venturing between the trees.