Although the Carolina parakeet was at the brink of extinction in the mid-nineteenth century, the remaining, seemingly healthy ...
In recent years there has a growing shift within the birding community to change the common English names of birds that are ...
Palaeontologists have uncovered thousands of perfectly preserved Jurassic fossils in a sleepy area of the Cotswolds. They could give us unparalleled insights into ancient life.
From inside the scandalous world of Netflix's Tiger King, to the front-line fight to save Thailand's tiger temple inhabitants ...
We’re challenging students across the UK to help everyone better understand the nature around us, in our towns and cities. The Explore: Urban Nature programme is coming to a museum near you and there ...
Elephants are the poster child for the illegal wildlife trade. It is estimated that on average, 55 African elephants per day are killed for their ivory tusks. Humans have coveted ivory for thousands ...
Understanding the extraordinary diversity and differences between insects can help us figure out how these species evolved and where, exactly, they fit into a rapidly changing environment. New ...
The National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded £3.2 million to the Museum. The grant will go towards the Urban Nature Project (UNP). The UNP will support wildlife in cities across the country by ...
Gould's field mouse, a small rodent native to Australia, is not extinct as previously thought. It is alive and well living under a different name. Genetic analysis of museum specimens has solved the ...
The Museum is collaborating with Diamond Light Source, the UK's national synchrotron science facility, to generate and share data from the Museum’s vast insect collections to help further research ...
The Museum will be relocating 27 million specimens, around a third of its overall collection, to a new science and digitisation centre at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire set to open in 2026. The new ...