Japan hatches penguin chicks using artificial insemination

2016-05-25 19:00

A Japanese aquarium has hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.

Cambodia rescues tortoises, pythons

2016-03-29 20:44

Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a ton of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers.

Climate change could slash polar bear numbers

2015-11-19 21:41

Polar bears could see their numbers dwindle by nearly a third by mid-century due to climate change.

France to return 150 Madagascar tortoises

2015-08-18 18:27

Around 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport.

Wild China sturgeon on brink of extinction

2014-09-15 13:40

The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reports, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.

Planet of the dying apes

2014-06-25 19:09

The accelerated and unsustainable exploitation of the earth's primary natural resources has become a major threat to apes in Africa and Asia.

Conservationists, big oil join forces for whales

2014-01-20 09:14

Conservationists have joined forces with a company working on one of the world's largest oil and gas projects to help limit the impact of seismic surveys on endangered whales.

KNP tourists to help monitor wild dogs

2014-01-13 13:52

The Endangered Wildlife Trust is set to launch a project to monitor the declining African wild dog population in the Kruger National Park.

8 000 pig-nosed turtles rescued in Indonesia

2014-01-10 12:07

Indonesian officials say they have rescued more than 8 000 baby pig-nosed turtles hidden in suitcases and thought to be destined for China and Singapore.

Urgent deal reached for African elephants

2013-12-04 17:02

Key states have committed to urgent measures to halt the illegal ivory trade.


Desert antelope faces 'imminent extinction'

2016-05-06 20:20

The Saharan Addax antelope has been pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and loss of habitat to the oil industry, the international organisation that tracks threatened species says.

Turtles are key to Kenya ecology

2016-03-02 21:15

Turtles are a key scorecard on how Kenya is doing as it strives to strike a balance between developing its coastline for a billion-dollar tourism industry and preserving the environment that attracts those visitors.

Half of Africa's vultures flying towards extinction

2015-10-29 12:50

Africa's vultures are increasingly the victims of poisoning and poachers, leaving around half the continent's 11 vulture species critically endangered, a top conservation body has warned.

Pakistan customs bag tons of turtle meat

2015-03-06 16:33

Pakistani authorities have seized nearly two tons of freshwater turtle meat - a record haul taken from more than 4 000 animals.

Wealthy diners driving pangolin to extinction

2014-07-29 08:18

Some wild mammal species are being driven to extinction for their fur, hides, horns or tusks, but the pangolin is being eaten out of existence by wealthy humans.

Europe's bumblebees may face extinction

2014-04-02 15:15

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

Congo gorilla ranger killed by militia

2014-01-15 10:10

A Virunga National Park ranger has been shot and killed as Rwandan militia seek to gain control of the region which supports Congo’s only population of mountain gorillas.

NGO goes public with rhino auction winner

2014-01-13 08:52

A US non-profit organisation has published the name of the person who won an auction to shoot and kill a critically endangered black rhino.

Indonesia to build sanctuary for rarest rhino

2013-12-26 07:37

Indonesia's first rhino sanctuary will soon open as the country struggles to save the animal from the brink of extinction, where only around 50 animals are left in the wild.

African, Asian states do ivory deal

2013-12-03 22:01

African and Asian states, including China, have reached a deal to tackle the illegal ivory trade, during international talks in Botswana on protecting elephants.

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