ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025

2015-07-02 08:04

About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, a US government report shows.

Coral gardening beckons ecotourists

2015-06-30 16:06

Coral reefs are fragile and in danger worldwide, but a growing movement to restore them is based on the science of breaking off pieces in order to grow more, known as coral gardening.

Breeders want ban on rhino horn trade lifted

2015-06-23 22:02

Legal trade in rhino horn could stem poaching breeders say.

South Africa to host 2016 CITES talks

2015-06-22 22:13

South Africa will host the 2016 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Harry retires from army, heading to SA to fight poaching

2015-06-19 19:56

Prince Harry has ended his career with the British army after 10 years' service and will be joining the fight against poaching in Southern Africa.

Tanzania urges China to curb ivory demand

2015-06-18 21:10

A Tanzanian government minister has described elephant poaching as a national disaster, and urged China to curb its appetite for ivory.

The eastern cougar is now extinct

2015-06-17 07:54

Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, US wildlife managers say.

Senegal seizes illegal elephant hair jewellery

2015-06-11 19:08

Senegalese authorities have broken up a ring of traffickers selling jewellery made from the tuft of hair at the end of an elephant's tail.

US fisheries council protects mid-Atlantic deep ocean coral

2015-06-11 11:34

More than 90 650 square kilometre of ocean habitat along the US Atlantic coast gained protection from trawl and dredge fishing that could harm deep-sea ocean corals, according to an environmental group supporting the restrictions.

'Rice bird' almost extinct thanks to Chinese eating habits

2015-06-09 08:09

A bird that was once one of the most abundant in Europe and Asia is being hunted to near extinction because of Chinese eating habits, according to a study.

 

Another whale rescued off Cape coast

2015-07-01 23:15

Following the rescue of a humpback whale caught in shark nets in KwaZulu-Natal, the South African Whale Disentanglement Network have rescued another humpback in the Western Cape.

Dead lions spark catfight

2015-06-29 19:09

Wildlife experts have voiced anger at the death of nine endangered lions in floods in western India.

Limpopo communities get royalties for non-carb sweetener

2015-06-23 14:41

Two Limpopo communities are set to receive R2.6m in royalties for a plant hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.

British bees have visitors swarming into expo sculptural hive

2015-06-21 17:53

The World Expo in Milan is all abuzz about a giant aluminium hive that hums in harmony with 40 000 bees making honey 1 400 away in Nottingham, England.

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.

Global wildlife contraband raids net 600

2015-06-18 18:16

Global wildlife raids have lead to 300 arrests and 600 seizures - from rhino horns to sea horses.

Zim rhino airlifted to Botswana

2015-06-12 17:50

Zimbabwe is to airlift three more black rhino to Botswana within the next few days.

Rangers step up search for escaped lion

2015-06-11 17:06

Flying in a helicopter and armed with tranquillizer guns, game rangers are intensifying the search for a young lion that escaped from Karoo National Park.

Kenya wildlife rangers go high-tech to fight poachers

2015-06-10 20:48

Kenyan wildlife officers have launched a secure radio system in their battle to protect elephants and rhino, aiming to outwit poachers.

In Haiti, conservation efforts focus on coastlines

2015-06-08 11:01

In this overfished area of northern Haiti, fishermen who want a catch big enough for a meal say they must travel three hours in a boat to the Dominican Republic, where they scour the reefs of a national park and risk arrest, beatings or even death.

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