There is some 'Bad blood' between Taylor Swift and New Zealand

2015-11-26 08:34

Conservationists in New Zealand have accused US singer Taylor Swift of endangering a rare bird species while shooting a music video near Auckland.

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Africa's vulture populations under threat

2015-10-29 17:28

Africa's vultures are in decline because of poisoning, and body parts are used in traditional medicine.

US seeks updated wind turbines amid deaths of birds

2015-10-27 08:21

Wildlife biologists say current devices are killing large numbers of birds, including many species protected by law.

16 things to do in Cape Town for R50 or less

2015-10-15 13:46

Summer is here – well, almost- and it’s time to feel the warmth of the summer sun around the Mother City. Here are the 16 best ways to do so.

Scientists formulate bird family tree

2015-10-07 22:36

They come in many shapes, sizes and hues, from Cuba's tiny bee hummingbird to the flightless ostrich of Africa's plains, Antarctica's emperor penguin and the Southern Ocean's majestic wandering albatross...

EU under pressure over vulture-killer drug

2015-09-05 20:28

Conservationists say the vulture population is at risk of extinction because of the European refusal to ban a dangerous veterinary drug.

Nearly all seabirds will eat plastic by 2050

2015-08-31 22:08

Most sea birds have already eaten plastic in the oceans, and scientists project that 99% will have done so by 2050.

Expert: Do not blame the raptors

2015-08-23 08:51

Birds of prey have received much negative press over the last few months, following attacks on domestic animals, but an expert says they are important to the environment.

If birds, bees go, people next

2015-08-13 19:25

If all the birds, bugs, bees and other creatures that pollinate our food crops were to disappear from the planet, humans could face a sharp increase in malnutrition, disease and death.


Bird activists ruffle Frenchman's feathers

2015-11-09 21:20

A Frenchman has become an online sensation after being pictured storming out of his house in his underwear brandishing a spade to chase away bird conservationists.

Owl crash-lands into oil rig, gets chopper lift

2015-10-29 19:40

An owl is recovering in a Scottish animal welfare sanctuary after being airlifted to safety in a helicopter when it crash-landed into an offshore oil platform.

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.

10 top lunch spots in Cape Town CBD

2015-10-26 09:40

Weekday lunch spots that won't leave you wanting.

Climate change clips wings of migratory birds

2015-10-12 16:27

Pointed wings better adapted to travelling long distances are giving way to more rounded ones that work better on shorter trips.

Britain is for the birds...

2015-09-24 20:25

Britons who leave food in their gardens for birds have helped change migration patterns, with one species now heading to the UK for the winter rather than to sunny Spain, researchers say.

Bahamas unveils national park to protect endangered birds

2015-09-02 12:00

The Bahamas has unveiled a new national park to help protect the winter homes of endangered Atlantic Coast shorebirds.

Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins die

2015-08-27 22:11

They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.

Critically endangered Philippine Eagle found killed

2015-08-19 11:30

Conservationists say a rare Philippine Eagle released to the wild two months ago has been found killed in a southern Philippine forest in a tragic end after she was nursed back to health from gunshot wounds three years ago.

Chicken to get 3-D printed prosthesis

2015-08-04 17:15

One Massachusetts chicken is about to get a costly leg up on life - a $2 500 prosthetic limb made on a 3-D printer.

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