Malaysian wildlife smugglers plead guilty

2016-04-28 20:28

Two Malaysian men have been sentenced to 6 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to smuggling wildlife parts into the United States.

Gorilla gives birth unexpectedly at Prague zoo

2016-04-25 17:01

It was an unexpected birth that took everyone at the Prague zoo by surprise

As British royals head to Indian wildlife park, rhino killed

2016-04-12 10:37

As the British royal couple heads to a wildlife refuge in northeast India, park officials say poachers have killed another rhino.

Rare captured Sumatran rhinoceros dies

2016-04-06 20:05

A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo.

Karoo lion caught after latest escape

2016-03-31 18:02

A runaway lion who may be euthanased after repeatedly escaping from Karoo National Park has been re-captured.

Cambodia rescues tortoises, pythons

2016-03-29 20:44

Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a ton of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers.

One man's mission to save Indonesia's orangutans

2016-03-25 07:20

With forests disappearing at alarming rate, zoologist leases land from government to give primates safe haven.

Shark numbers lower than expected - study

2016-03-22 14:25

A Stellenbosch University study into the management of three shark species has revealed surprisingly lower numbers than expected.

Searching for the last lions in Nigeria

2016-03-21 14:49

Under a starless night sky in Yankari Game Reserve, Martial Kiki stands on the back of a battered pick-up truck searching for the last lions in Nigeria.

Illegal tuna fishing impacts Pacific

2016-03-15 16:37

Illegal tuna fishing in the Pacific has reached a value of up to US$740m a year.


Kenya readies to torch tusks

2016-04-28 18:17

Thousands of elephant tusks are being piled high into pyres as Kenya prepares to torch its vast ivory stockpile hoping to stop trafficking and prevent extinction of elephants in the wild.

Ivory Coast deploys rangers to protect dwarf elephants

2016-04-21 19:58

Ivory Coast has deployed teams of rangers to protect the country's last surviving dwarf elephants from extinction.

International anti-poaching unit trains Swazi cops, rangers

2016-04-07 16:06

A new international unit is training an anti-poaching unit of game rangers and a specialist group of the Royal Swazi Police, in the war against rhino poaching in Swaziland.

‘Extremely skittish’ lion Sylvester given space to settle down

2016-04-03 08:56

Sylvester the lion will have minimal human contact for now so he can settle down at a boma in the Karoo National Park after his second escape, SANParks says.

Brave KZN teen saves 6-year-old cousin from baboon attack

2016-03-30 12:04

A tale of heroism has emerged from the dusty KwaZulu-Natal valley where a 6-year-old boy was attacked by a baboon at his family homestead. Seluleko Xaba's 15-year-old cousin Sabelo fended the animal off with a whip.

Poachers kill 2 rhino, 2 calves orphaned

2016-03-26 16:32

Poachers have killed two white rhino cows and seriously injured a bull in Sibuya Game Reserve.

Extreme swimmer has jaunt with Jaws

2016-03-23 09:45

Wearing just a Speedo, an extreme swimmer has braved a dip with sharks in an effort to raise awareness of ocean conservation.

Bangladesh bans ships in dolphin sanctuaries

2016-03-21 16:07

Bangladesh has banned boats from sailing through a key southwestern river after a ship loaded with coal capsized, threatening the sanctuaries of rare dolphins.

Calls for action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

2016-03-21 12:20

Environmental groups have urged greater action on climate change after the Australian government declared the highest alert level over the Great Barrier Reef.

Deadly clashes in oldest Congo wildlife reserve

2016-03-14 23:09

Two park rangers and five militiamen have been killed in clashes in Africa's oldest wildlife reserve, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park.

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