ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Concerns over thousands of honeybee deaths

2014-04-24 08:33

US authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of potentially thousands of honeybees along a highway, the second die-off of bees in the state in less than a year.

Wildlife management does not equal conservation

2014-04-23 17:03

There is nothing ‘natural’ about wildlife management: It is man-conceived; man designed; man-implemented; man-manipulated; and man is the principle beneficiary, writes Ron Thomson.

Syndicate linked to R160m rhino horn theft - Hawks

2014-04-22 14:40

The theft of R160m worth of rhino horns stolen from Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency in Mataffin, Mbombela, has been linked to a crime syndicate.

SANParks gets R3.5m to fight rhino poaching

2014-04-22 11:36

SA National Parks has received R3.5m to fight rhino poaching from Bavaria Breweries and five big retailers.

Researcher calls for relocation of San people

2014-04-17 09:30

Indigenous people are key to ensuring sustainable use of land in South Africa, especially as the country faces issues of climate change, a researcher has found.

SeaWorld killer whale shows continue

2014-04-09 09:53

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning its dead for the year.

Japan kills 251 minke whales in final hunt

2014-04-09 07:35

Japan has killed 251 minke whales during the 2014 Antarctic hunt, in what is expected to be the last "research whaling" mission in the Southern Ocean after an international court ruling.

Bats make Nazi site their new home

2014-04-08 10:05

An awe-inspiring Nazi defence line in western Poland has taken on a new role in peacetime, as home to tens of thousands of bats in what is Europe's largest artificial roost.

Hollywood gorge on oysters from a once polluted bay

2014-04-07 13:51

Cage after cage, oysters in abundance headed for Hollywood are scooped up from a once polluted bay, thanks to a rescue programme that is making money for fishermen and the community

Grand Canyon tries to manage bison herds

2014-04-03 13:18

Herds of bison roaming the northern reaches of the Grand Canyon are causing headaches for park staff.

Track your water consumption

2014-04-02 12:08

A new solution to measuring your monthly water use may change the way you think about water consumption and help you get out of debt.

If Japan stops whaling, militants will target Europe

2014-03-31 18:54

Environmental movement Sea Shepherd is ready to refocus its attention on stopping whaling by Norway and other European nations if Japan abides by a UN court order.

Oil quest threatens Africa's oldest reserve

2014-03-30 13:51

The quest for oil may be the latest threat to Africa's most venerable wildlife reserve, located in the DRC and already hard hit by deforestation and poaching.

Earth hour... countdown begins

2014-03-28 12:14

Cape Town has been named the capital city by the World Wide Fund for Nature's Global Earth Hour, and as the countdown begins to save energy.

Kenya to use drones to fight poachers

2014-03-26 05:30

Kenya plans to deploy surveillance drones to help fight elephant and rhino poachers and has introduced stiffer penalties for offenders.

Fight against poachers not lost - Kenya

2014-03-25 17:48

Kenya insists that it has not lost the battle against poaching, resisting calls from wildlife activists for the ongoing slaughter of elephants and rhinos to be declared a national disaster.

SA, Vietnam work together to end poaching

2014-03-25 11:25

South Africa and Vietnam have released a joint statement underlining their commitment to help stop the onslaught of rhino poaching especially in SA and Africa.

25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

2014-03-20 16:20

25 years after Exxon Valdez spill scientist and researchers say that some damage has healed, but some effects still linger in Prince William Sound.

Kenya poaching a 'national disaster'

2014-03-19 17:46

Kenya must take drastic action to stem a surge of elephant and rhino poaching, veteran conservationist Richard Leakey has warned.

Global roar against SA canned lion hunting

2014-03-12 15:01

Ban canned hunting and cub petting too say wildlife activists: SA’s captive lion industry comes under fire this week as thousands of protesters worldwide March for Lions.

Foreign hunters spent R1.24bn in South Africa

2014-03-12 09:35

Foreign trophy hunters spent R1.24bn in South Africa during 2012, a new study conducted by the North West University has shown.

Help save African penguins

2014-03-05 15:06

A group of animal keepers and enthusiasts from around South Africa will be walking 120km to raise awareness about the plight of African penguins.

Kerry calls for collective action to save oceans

2014-02-26 12:41

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned royalty, corporate kings and environmental warriors that governments won't save the seas without "significant impetus" from every sphere of society.

N West donates 14 rhino to Botswana

2014-02-19 18:18

A donation of 14 black rhino to Botswana has been approved by the North West executive council, premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Suspected Limpopo poachers in court

2014-02-13 15:08

The Hawks say five men accused of possession of a rhino horn have appeared in the Bela Bela Magistrate's Court.

 

Huge iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

2014-04-24 07:30

Scientists are monitoring an iceberg six times the size of Manhattan, one of the largest now in existence that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the ocean.

Saudi prince accused of poaching rare birds

2014-04-23 14:04

A Saudi prince has been accused of killing close to 2 000 endangered birds while on safari in Pakistan, the bird’s meat are known to be an aphrodisiac.

Taiwan sets up dolphin sanctuary

2014-04-22 12:29

Taiwan is setting up its first marine wildlife sanctuary, in a bid to protect its dwindling population of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, just before this year's Earth Day.

Zim govt 'doesn't care about wildlife'

2014-04-17 10:38

The future of Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephant Herd remains uncertain after elephant protector Sharon Pincott hinted she is stepping aside following a fallout over an “illegal” land claim, a report says.

Wildlife still suffer 4 years after BP spill

2014-04-09 14:03

Birds, fish, dolphins and turtles are still struggling in the Gulf of Mexico, four years after the worst oil spill in US history, a leading wildlife group says.

Bloemfontein may run dry

2014-04-09 08:44

Bloemfontein will have run out of water by September this year according to a water report based in Mangaung.

IFAW: SA govt lobbying to legalise rhino horn trade

2014-04-09 05:30

The director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, Jason Bell, says the South African government has been actively lobbying to gain support to legalise the trade of rhino horns.

Greenpeace: Our oceans are in crisis

2014-04-07 12:20

Greenpeace has released a new report focusing on one of the largest fishing ports in Senegal - a place that once swarmed with fish but is now facing a fish shortage.

Europe's bumblebees may face extinction

2014-04-02 15:15

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

Female Sumatran rhino dies, none left in US

2014-04-01 12:39

The death of the a US Zoo's lone female Sumatran rhino has dealt a blow to a breeding programme aimed at saving one of the world's most critically endangered species.

World court: Japanese whaling not scientific

2014-03-31 15:03

The International Court of Justice has ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling programme, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese claims.

NYC: Time Square shuts down

2014-03-28 15:05

New York’s Times Square will shutdown effectively for Earth Hour this Saturday, all in the name of energy conservation.

Tigers slaughtered for entertainment

2014-03-28 10:45

More than 10 tigers have been killed as "visual feasts" to entertain officials and rich businessmen in a Chinese city, state media report.

Ex-Animal Planet host sentenced for lizard sale

2014-03-25 18:38

The ex-host of Animal Planet's Wild Recon has been sentenced after admitting to the sale of endangered lizards.

Cracks threaten arctic submarine ice camp

2014-03-25 13:03

The US is mulling whether to dismantle or relocate an ice camp used to support submarine exercises off the Alaskan coast after cracks appeared in the ice, sources say.

'Significant' oil spill closes US ship channel

2014-03-24 12:41

No timetable has been set to reopen a major US shipping channel after nearly 643 500 litres of tar-like oil spilled into the waterway, but more help was being called to contain the spill.

Weed a R10m problem for KZN

2014-03-20 12:11

In a new campaign to eradicate a pervasive weed issue, KwaZulu Natal will be spending R10m to stop the weed from spreading.

Company pollutes Kruger rivers

2014-03-14 13:28

A river in the Kruger National Park has been polluted after a Bosveld Phosphates's plant spilled contaminated water into various rivers that directly run into the park.

Australia hatches first IVF shark

2014-03-12 11:40

Australia has successfully hatched its first shark born via artificial insemination with hopes that the development can be used to help breed threatened species, an aquarium says.

Conservation detection dog, a first for SA

2014-03-10 10:02

South African experts have gained the help of man's best friend to carry out conservation detection work on the endangered geometric tortoise.

Google helps in fight to save polar bears

2014-02-28 09:13

Google has added polar bears to the natural splendour people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the internet giant's free online mapping service.

Exotic animals seized in Philippines

2014-02-25 22:40

Wildlife authorities have seized nearly 100 exotic animals that had been smuggled into the southern Philippines in the second such haul in just two weeks.

Tanzania president - poaching threatens elephant

2014-02-14 06:00

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete says his country's elephant herds face extinction following a wildlife poaching boom.

Four poachers in court

2014-02-12 18:31

Four men accused of killing and dehorning a rhino and wounding another in Limpopo earlier this week have appeared in court.

 
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