WWF pulls apart report on economic benefits of fracking in SA

2016-10-21 08:10

A KPMG report on the economic benefits for fracking in SA is speculative and does not reflect the true nature of shale-gas drilling and its economics, explains the WWF.

Five facts about China's panda conservation programme

2016-09-06 22:09

Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status was upgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable" due to a population rebound.

SA's great white sharks 'rapidly headed for extinction'

2016-08-23 10:48

Off South Africa's coast, great white sharks rapidly headed for extinction, researchers say.

Rare Indian rhinos face growing threat from poachers

2016-07-12 11:51

As night falls over the lush plains of India's Kaziranga national park, a small group of lightly armed forest guards sets out on foot to protect the world's largest population of one-horned rhinos.

Singapore destroys tons of illegal ivory

2016-06-13 18:06

Singapore has crushed and burnt almost eight tons of ivory confiscated over two years to try to deter smugglers as activists called for tighter enforcement.

Elephants in Tanzania could be wiped out soon

2016-06-01 18:13

Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, a report warns.

Hong Kong move to ban ivory trade welcomed

2016-01-14 20:20

A pledge by Hong Kong to ban its ivory trade has been welcomed by conservationists.

Sustainibility in focus at China-Africa summit

2015-12-01 16:12

With environmental degradation threatening Africa’s long-term economic growth, this week’s China-Africa summit provides a critical opportunity to promote sustainable development.

Danish auction house stops ivory sales

2015-11-23 21:26

Denmark's second largest auction house has stopped selling ivory products amid a social media storm over its planned sale of two tusks.

WWF warns SA media against Russia's nuclear PR machine

2015-11-10 09:48

South African journalists accepting tours of nuclear power plants in Russia should be careful not to publish advertorials, according to the World Wide Fund.


Protected brown bear found shot dead in Spain

2016-09-13 17:27

Spanish police have opened an investigation after tourists discovered the body of a brown bear, a protected species in Spain, with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Giant panda is no longer endangered, experts say

2016-09-05 13:14

The giant panda, one of the symbols of China, is off the endangered list thanks to aggressive conservation efforts

WWF urges closure of all tiger farms

2016-07-28 22:13

The World Wildlife Fund has called on Asian states to close their tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts.

S Sudan: More than a ton of Asia-bound ivory seized

2016-06-17 19:12

A South Sudanese wildlife official says more than a ton of ivory has been seized at the airport in the capital, Juba.

Indonesia plans tougher punishments for poachers

2016-06-08 14:12

Indonesia plans to quadruple maximum jail terms for animal poachers and traffickers in a major overhaul of wildlife crime laws, but environmentalists expressed scepticism the changes would be effective.

Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats

2016-04-16 11:21

Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists say.

Climate-saving talks crawl as deadline looms

2015-12-03 17:55

Negotiators charged with saving humanity from a climate catastrophe have unveiled a new draft deal riddled with conflicting proposals after three days of talks.

WWF backs govt decision to appeal rhino horn ruling

2015-11-27 13:06

The World Wide Fund for Nature says a high court ruling permitting domestic trade of rhino horn would encourage poaching.

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.

Greens slam Russia for breaking Sochi pledge

2015-10-27 22:49

Russia is reneging on a promise to compensate for environmental damage caused by construction for the 2014 Sochi Olympic games with plans to develop areas it pledged to protect, activists say.

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