Sneezing monkey, 'walking' fish found in Himalayas: WWF

2015-10-06 08:08

A monkey that sneezes when it rains and a 'walking" fish are among more than 200 species discovered in the fragile eastern Himalayas in recent years, according to conservation group WWF.

Half of marine life wiped out in last 40 years: WWF

2015-09-16 20:00

Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of all marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report.

UN adopts resolution to fight wildlife trafficking

2015-07-30 22:30

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.

Cars threaten world's most endangered feline- Iberian lynx

2015-06-19 10:19

The world's most endangered feline species, the Iberian lynx, is making a comeback in Spain after being pushed to the brink of extinction.

'Dementor' wasp among new Mekong finds

2015-05-27 14:13

From a soul-sucking 'dementor' wasp named after a creature from the Harry Potter books to a half-metre long stick insect, scientists identified 139 new species in the Greater Mekong Region in 2014.

Agriculture vital to social, economic stability - WWF

2015-04-09 17:23

Farmers are meeting the challenge of producing enough food for the country, although the agricultural sector faces a number of problems in the coming years, a WWF report says.

Earth Hour kicks off in style

2015-03-28 16:51

The first major event to mark the ninth annual global Earth Hour event to highlight climate change was a performance of Gustav Holst's The Planets by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.

China's wild panda population up nearly 17%

2015-03-01 11:19

China's population of wild giant pandas has jumped nearly 17% over a decade, with conservation measures credited as being behind the increase.

Rhino poaching hits SA economy - WWF

2015-01-22 21:19

The scourge of rhino poaching is hitting the economy, the WWF has said as the department of environmental affairs released final poaching statistics for 2014.

WWF releases 11 000 sturgeons to restock Danube

2014-11-19 20:54

WWF has released 11 000 threatened sturgeons in the Danube river to restock Europe's last wild sturgeon populations, the conservationist group says.


World Heritage sites threatened by oil, mining

2015-10-01 21:00

A London report says almost a third of natural World Heritage sites are threatened by mining and oil exploration.

Ocean fish numbers on 'brink of collapse' - WWF

2015-09-16 17:27

The amount of fish in the oceans has halved since 1970, in a plunge to the "brink of collapse" caused by over-fishing and other threats, the WWF conservation group says.

After a clean kill, African game-hunters defend the right to shoot

2015-07-07 09:28

Hunters come to South Africa from all over the world willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars to track and kill buffalo, lion and elephants where trophy hunting is legal.

Rich nations in stalemate over coal subsidy

2015-06-12 20:00

Talks on phasing out a form of coal subsidies have ended in stalemate as Japan, the biggest user of the aid, led calls for more time.

Oceans worth $24 trillion or more

2015-04-23 16:32

The world's oceans are awash in riches, with output rivalling that of some of the world's largest economies, but over-fishing, pollution and climate change are rapidly eroding those resources.

Japan to pledge 20% greenhouse gas cut

2015-04-09 09:08

Japan promises to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2013 levels ahead of a global summit on climate change, a report says, despite uncertainty over post-Fukushima energy policy.

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching

2015-03-24 15:02

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.

WWF calls for more Great Barrier Reef protection

2015-02-09 09:57

Conservation group WWF is stepping up pressure on Australia to do more to protect the Great Barrier Reef, launching a global campaign.

Swedish court stops hotly disputed wolf hunt

2015-01-09 14:51

A Swedish court has pulled the plug on a wolf hunt, favouring animal rights activists in one of the country's most hotly disputed environmental issues.

Australia bans dredge waste dumping on Barrier Reef

2014-11-13 16:25

Australia says it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef in a move welcomed by environmentalists as a first step towards a total halt.

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