Brilliant Butterflies project launched to restore rare grasslands
25 September 2019
The two-year project will help conserve rare plants and invertebrates.
Dugongs could be more endangered than we thought
11 September 2019
Dugongs help fight climate change by protecting seagrass meadows.
How humans learned to live with bears
28 August 2019
Black bears in Yosemite National Park are coexisting with humans after years of conflict.
Experts explain the effect of the Amazon wildfires on people, animals and plants
23 August 2019
Wildfires are ripping through the Amazon rainforest at an unprecedented rate.
A new look for Chi-Chi the panda
12 August 2019
Find out why our conservators worked on Britain's most famous panda.
Ten reasons to love echidnas
4 July 2019
Discover the many interesting quirks of the elusive echidna.
A million threatened species? Thirteen questions and answers
6 June 2019
Dr Andy Purvis, coordinating lead author of the IPBES Global Assessment, answers the big questions about the report.
How Malaysia lost its rhinos
31 May 2019
The last male rhino in Malaysia has died - here's how it happened.
The world is in trouble: one million animals and plants face extinction
6 May 2019
Humanity is eroding its own life-support system, a new report finds.
White-tailed eagles could return to England
3 April 2019
It has been 230 years since they were declared extinct in England.
The world's insect populations are plummeting everywhere we look
12 February 2019
Crashing numbers will have serious implications on our future.
Death of George the tree snail marked the first extinction of 2019
15 January 2019
George's death is a reminder that snail populations are crashing all over the world.
Chimpanzees are at risk of being eaten into extinction
9 November 2018
Hunting for meat is now a serious threat to the species' survival.
Vertebrate populations have declined by 60 per cent in just four decades
2 November 2018
Humans are the driving force behind the mass decline of species.
Gangs of mice are eating seabird chicks alive on a remote Atlantic island
22 October 2018
The RSPB are planning a mouse eradication programme starting next year.
Winning images announced for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018
16 October 2018
An image of two golden snub-nosed monkeys won this year's Grand Title.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: the uncertain future of China's primates
Some species have fewer than 30 individuals left alive.
You are probably completely unaware of the largest wildlife crime in Europe
11 October 2018
The illegal trade of European eels is worth up to £3.5 billion a year.
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.
Research into species traits could help save Europe's dying bees
23 September 2015
Scientists found that smaller bee species with shorter flight seasons are especially at risk in human-dominated areas.
Fishing for new life
1 August 2015
Meet some of the strange life forms that Museum scientists are uncovering in the peat swamps of southeast Asia.
Plants under pressure
One fifth of the world's plant species are threatened with extinction. Museum scientists and collaborators discuss this shocking statistic.
Major study shows biodiversity losses can be reversed
1 April 2015
A new study gives a global view of biodiversity damage since the 1500s. There has been an average drop of 14 per cent in local ecosystems.
Blue whale to take centre stage at the Museum
29 January 2015
A vast blue whale skeleton is set to welcome visitors through the Museum's main entrance from summer 2017. The whale will take the place of the Diplodocus cast that has stood in Hintze Hall for 35 years.
Litter found in the remotest parts of the deep sea
20 January 2015
Rubbish found in the deep sea more than 1,000km (600 miles) from the coast reveals the truly global impact of human activities.
Coral reefs: Lessons from the past
8 January 2015
Find out how Dr Ken Johnson is using 12-million-year-old fossil corals to hunt for clues about the future of our reefs.
Deep sea littered with plastic debris
17 December 2014
Deep-sea sediments are accumulating tiny fragments of plastic in surprisingly high concentrations, scientists have discovered.
Breakthrough DNA study could slow big cat extinction
11 April 2014
New research into lion genes could help scientists boost numbers.