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.

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.


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.

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.

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