Award-winning wildlife ranger in DRC fears for his life

2017-04-25 20:30

An award-winning wildlife ranger in the DRC says he fears for his life after running a campaign to stop oil exploration in the Virunga National Park.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

2017-03-25 19:00

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge have plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change.

Poaching brings abalone, rock lobster stocks to critical levels

2017-02-28 06:00

Rock lobster and abalone stocks have dropped to critically low levels, with West Coast rock lobster levels down to 2%, the Western Cape Provincial Parliament has heard.

OECD to probe rights abuse allegations against WWF in Cameroon

2017-01-06 20:08

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will in an unprecedented step probe allegations that conservation group WWF has fostered rights abuses against tribes in Cameroon.

Origami birds protest for Donana nature park

2016-11-24 17:37

Environmentalists are displaying hundreds of colorful origami birds outside the Spanish Parliament to demand greater government action to protect a national park that provides habitat for migrating birds.

Report unpacks sustainable oceans economy in SA

2016-11-08 15:13

In order to unlock further value from SA's oceans, a fundamental first step must be to improve the management of existing resources, says the WWF.

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.


Endangered species poached in protected areas: WWF

2017-04-18 17:53

Illegal poaching, logging and fishing of sometimes critically endangered species is taking place in nearly half of the world's most protected natural sites, says the WWF.

Fighting for water security in a time of demand

2017-03-22 12:21

Water demand in South Africa is expected to exceed supply by 17% in 2030, according to a World Wildlife Fund report.

WWF calls for ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

2017-02-08 12:31

The WWF has called for a ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that experts say fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain.

Green groups pressure Spain over wetlands

2016-11-30 21:55

Environmentalists have piled pressure on Spain over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a Unesco World Heritage site.

Asian building boom poses new threat to tigers

2016-11-23 16:47

Poaching and habitat loss have devastated tiger populations but in the coming years, the new threat of infrastructure projects could pose the biggest risk to the imperilled cats.

Humanity decimating planet's wildlife - report

2016-10-27 19:01

Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone - fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals - have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study.

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.

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