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Elephants divide meeting aimed at saving species

African countries, including South Africa, have lashed out at Western charities for "dictating" how they should protect their elephants as the world's biggest conference on the international wildlife trade got underway in Johannesburg.

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Zookeeper screamed for help before tiger attack

2016-09-24 08:15

A new report shows that a Florida zookeeper screamed for help into her radio before she was attacked and killed by a tiger earlier this year

Zuma to open CITES Cop17 in Joburg

2016-09-23 14:18

SA's stance on endangered species will be heavily scrutinised as the 17th Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora kicks off.

Eskom may have R150bn war chest to spend on nuclear

2016-09-23 10:45

Power utility Eskom forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants.

WATCH: Limpopo vet presents world's first test-tube buffalo calf

2016-09-23 09:43

The first Cape buffalo calf conceived through in vitro fertilisation has been born on a game farm in Limpopo, in a breakthrough in the fight to preserve endangered animals.

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#ShockWildlifeTruths: CITES CoP17 in SA - join Traveller24's twitter chat on 30 September

2016-09-22 18:00

With a wide range of pressing issues to be addressed this year, many concerns are pertinent to South Africa - especially concerning our Big 5.

Experts see few paths for planet-saving climate goal

2016-09-22 19:41

The global target to prevent climate catastrophe, crafted at a landmark summit last year in Paris, will be very difficult if not impossible to hit, say some of the world's top scientists.

Massive decline in cheetah populations in Zimbabwe, survey shows

2016-09-22 11:28

Zimbabwe’s population of endangered cheetahs has declined by around 85% in the last 15 years with no more than 170 of these beautiful big cats left, a new study shows.

#WorldRhinoDay: From the bush to Berlin

2016-09-22 08:52

As World Rhino day kicks off, five SANParks Rangers are about to embark on a journey to fly the flag for anti-rhino poaching at the acclaimed Berlin Marathon.

Beasts of Bangkok booted from park lair

2016-09-21 11:01

The hulking, prehistoric-looking monitor lizards that stalk the grounds of Bangkok's Lumpini park have long triggered fascination - and fear - from visitors to the city centre's main green space...

Water bear protein shields human DNA from X-rays

2016-09-20 22:02

A protein unique to a miniscule creature called a water bear, reputedly the most indestructible animal on Earth, protects human DNA from X-ray damage, stunned researchers have reported.

August shatters global heat records for 16th month in a row

2016-09-20 20:11

Last month was the hottest August in modern times and marked the 16th month in a row when global records for heat were shattered planet-wide, US authorities say.

Coral fish stress out if separated from 'shoal-mates'

2016-09-22 21:04

Coral fish become stressed and lose weight if they are separated from each other, hampering their chances of survival, an Australian study has revealed.

WATCH: Baby rhino takes a mud bath. What a cutie!

2016-09-22 16:30

Orphaned baby rhino receives some tender loving care.. and loads of mud.

7 rare white wild cats born at Poland zoo

2016-09-22 16:21

Seven rare white wild cats - four lions and three tigers - have been born in the past week in a private zoo in central Poland.

PICS: Zoo throws wedding for lions, complete with meat cake

2016-09-22 11:01

Bangladesh zoo keepers have thrown two lions a wedding party that included a heart-shaped meat cake in the hope of drawing much-needed visitors and encouraging the animals to mate.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: CITES CoP17 in SA - join Traveller24's twitter chat on 30 September

2016-09-21 18:00

With a wide range of pressing issues to be addressed this year, many concerns are pertinent to South Africa - especially concerning our Big 5 wildlife assets.

WildAid: Ban pangolin trade or risk losing all eight species

2016-09-22 09:30

WildAid calls for Appendix I ban on international trade at next week’s UN CITES meeting.

#ShockWildlifeTruths: The state of African Grey parrot trade in Africa

2016-09-21 15:47

Thousands are captured and traded illegally each month, with many dying in the process - but valued at an estimated R27k each, poachers have no qualms in breaking the law.

SA solar challenge: Battery-powered Beetle to take on 6000km journey

2016-09-21 10:55

A small car with a big electric heart will play will challenge rivals at the 2016 SA Solar Challenge. This Beetle, called the ZingBug, will race 6000km from Pretoria to Cape Town using battery power.

Wireless signals can detect your feelings with new device

2016-09-20 22:02

A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology uses wireless signals to tell if you're happy or sad.

SOLD: R168m for a buffalo from Limpopo

2016-09-21 07:53

Inala, considered to be one the South Africa's top young buffalo bulls, has been sold for R168m at an auction held at the Thaba Tholo Game Reserve.

Amsterdam to pilot world's first 'self-drive' boats

2016-09-20 18:09

Amsterdam's iconic canals may soon see the world's first driverless boats, doing everything from moving people and goods to providing "pop-up" bridges and cleaning up thousands of dumped bicycles, the project's scientists say.

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