ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Two white rhino killed, dehorned in Rietvlei Nature Reserve

2016-05-27 21:32

Two white rhino have been killed and dehorned at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, the City of Tshwane has confirmed.

Poland starts logging primeval forest

2016-05-25 21:01

Poland has begun logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, which includes some of Europe's last primeval woodland, despite fierce protests.

Fatal firefight with poachers in DRC wildlife park

2016-05-24 20:29

The Swedish manager of a wildlife park in DRC has described a firefight with elephant poachers in which he was wounded and three rangers were killed last month.

Thai authorities close popular tourist island

2016-05-17 22:56

Thai authorities have closed a popular Thai tourist island to all visitors for an indefinite period to prevent its environmental degradation.

Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesia

2016-05-12 20:02

A Sumatran rhino has given birth to a female calf at a sanctuary in Indonesia taking the critically endangered species a step further away from extinction.

'Professional jealousy' behind case against hunter - association

2016-05-10 14:03

An Mpumalanga hunting association suspects one of its members, who is facing criminal charges for possession of ivory and leopard skins, may be the victim of “professional jealousy”.

First four months of 2016 sees 363 rhino poached

2016-05-08 17:07

A total of 363 rhino have been poached in South Africa from January to April 2016, Environmental Minister Edna Molewa has announced in Pretoria.

Desert antelope faces 'imminent extinction'

2016-05-06 20:20

The Saharan Addax antelope has been pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and loss of habitat to the oil industry, the international organisation that tracks threatened species says.

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

2016-05-04 17:59

Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation.

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.

 

Sylvester finds new home

2016-05-26 18:04

Sylvester, the lion that escaped twice from Karoo National Park in the past year is being moved to Addo.

Rhino survives 1 year after horrific attack

2016-05-25 17:04

The facial reconstruction of Hope, whose gaping wound left her sinus cavities exposed, is a see-saw of progress and setbacks.

Appeal Court backs domestic rhino horn trade

2016-05-23 20:57

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed a government bid to retain a ban on domestic trade in rhino horns in a dispute over how to end poaching.

SA lions' cubs boost Rwanda big cats' fortunes

2016-05-13 20:56

Three lion cubs have been born in a wildlife park in Rwanda, boosting efforts to restore the country's lion population, which was wiped out following the country's 1994 genocide.

Acsa well on its way to reducing its carbon footprint

2016-05-10 21:01

Testing vehicle smoke emissions as well as monitoring air quality regularly are just some of the things Acsa are incorporating at Cape Town International airport to help curb its carbon footprint.

Professional hunter tells court he didn't know about permits

2016-05-09 10:06

A professional hunter from Mpumalanga's capital has told a magistrate he was not aware he needed permits to possess leopard skins and elephant tusks.

African leopards under mounting threat

2016-05-08 15:52

A new study says leopards have lost 75% of their historic range across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with three Asian subspecies in danger of eradication.

Man in court for leopard skins, elephant tusks worth R100 000

2016-05-06 14:33

A man accused of illegally possessing leopard skins and elephant tusks worth more than R100 000 is expected to appear before the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga.

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

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