Wildlife Photographer of the Year: a sun bear behind bars
14 September 2018
This caged sun bear lives in filthy conditions in an Indonesian zoo.
Water voles return to Exmoor for the first time in 30 years
13 September 2018
The rodents are being reintroduced in the hope of starting a new colony.
First look at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 54
3 September 2018
Preview the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition images.
Animal DNA to be frozen in huge national bank
23 May 2018
The DNA of thousands of animals, including endangered species, is being collected in a national network of freezers.
The plight of the palm oil elephants
4 May 2018
There are precious few elephants left in Borneo - forests where they live are being slashed to make way for palm oil plantations.
Island species threatened by extinction due to climate change
3 April 2018
Studying an Indian Ocean paradise is helping to reveal which animals living on low-lying islands are at risk from rising temperatures.
White rhino Sudan dies: is all hope lost for this subspecies?
20 March 2018
Mammal expert Richard Sabin explains how a subspecies extinction could affect rhino evolution.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: lives like ours
5 March 2018
Daniël Nelson, winner of Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53, relives his journey to capture his acclaimed image, The good life.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 53: People's Choice winner
13 February 2018
A moment of budding connection between a man and a lowland gorilla has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice award.
A lifetime on the bottom of the sea
20 December 2017
What is it like to stand on the ocean floor? What do you learn from a lifetime spent in the heart of the sea?
Tracing the extraordinary story of the milu deer
26 October 2017
Skins dating back 150 years are revealing the story behind the near extinction of a Chinese deer species.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The brutal reality of rhino poaching
17 October 2017
Explore the conservation issues behind this year's winning image.
Pangolins in pictures
16 February 2017
Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalists document the desperate story of the pangolin.
The fight to save the world's ecosystems
14 February 2017
Deforestation has slashed species diversity in ecosystems on land. But how can we stop further losses?
Could giraffes become extinct?
2 February 2017
Mammals expert Richard Sabin explains why giraffe numbers have plummeted in the past 15 years.
On the trail of polar bears
10 December 2016
Wildlife photographer Daisy Gilardini documents the lives of polar bear cubs in some of the most brutal temperatures on Earth.
World's protected areas helping thousands of species
28 July 2016
A huge range of animals and plants benefit from living in protected areas across the globe, a study has revealed for the first time.
Biodiversity loss breaching safe limits worldwide
14 July 2016
The loss of species diversity has reached unsafe levels across 58% of the world's land surface, according to a new assessment led by Museum scientists.
Crayfish and flatworms coevolved, but now face coextinction
25 May 2016
DNA sequencing by Museum scientists has revealed how endangered Australian crayfish and their symbiotic flatworms evolved together - and may soon become extinct together too.
Water voles colonised Britain in two waves
28 April 2016
Did English and Scottish water voles arrive in Britain at the same time, or did later English colonisers displace the earlier arrivals? New research unpicks data spanning 28,000 years.