ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Shark finning: US fishermen promise a fight

2016-07-26 20:04

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the US harvest of shark fins.

South African great white shark in dangerous waters - study

2016-07-20 20:15

The South African great white shark is heading for possible extinction, according to research by Stellenbosch University.

500 elephants find new home

2016-07-19 23:15

Five hundred elephants have found a new home in a massive Africa relocation as development squeezes sanctuaries.

Hippo munch on elephant dung in western Zimbabwe

2016-07-12 14:31

A conservation group working in north-western Zimbabwe says it has noticed hippo in the Hwange National Park eating elephant dung.

Study finds seven strawberry leopards in S Africa

2016-07-04 12:15

Researchers have found evidence of seven "strawberry leopards" in the north of South Africa in what is one of very few documented cases of these ultra-rare rare big cats outside India.

Kenya's jumbo 'ele-fence' to stop human-wildlife conflict

2016-06-24 15:41

Machete in hand, Kenyan farmer Paul Njoroge points at the broken branches and giant footprints where elephants trampled his bananas, maize, potatoes and sugar cane.

2 Kruger Park rangers in court over rhino horns worth R2m

2016-06-20 22:09

Two Kruger National Park rangers, allegedly found with rhino horns worth R2m, have appeared in the Bushbuckridge Magistrate's Court.

Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

2016-06-19 20:51

Huge swathes of once vibrant coral reefs are stark white ghost towns after the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world's ocean levels.

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

2016-06-08 06:27

The EU warned Thailand to take 'swift and determined' action against illegal fishing, or risk a European ban on its fish exports.

Myanmar to close China wildlife trade hub

2016-06-07 19:03

Myanmar authorities plan to shut down a notorious border town where exotic animal parts are sold openly.

 

70 whale carcases discovered in Chile

2016-07-21 15:15

About 70 dead whales have been found in southern Chile less than a year after more than 330 whales washed up in a remote Patagonian inlet.

California trees to combat climate change

2016-07-20 19:00

A team of arborists is cloning some of the world's tallest and oldest trees to combat climate change.

Malawi relocates 100+ elephants to new park

2016-07-15 19:00

In a major translocation of wildlife, Malawi has relocated more than 100 elephants from Majete and Liwonde game reserves in southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi.

Act now or Maui's dolphin is gone - Commission warns

2016-07-11 15:07

The International Whaling Commission has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world's rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing "grave concern" about its future.

Plight of African lions persists year after Cecil killing

2016-06-30 21:03

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. Some called it the Cecil the lion effect.

Dutch inventor harnessing waves to clean up the seas

2016-06-22 19:46

The Dutch inventor behind a ground-breaking project to remove millions of ton of plastics floating in vast ocean "garbage patches", has unveiled the first prototype of his ambitious sea-cleaning device.

500 Malawi elephants to be relocated

2016-06-20 17:58

Wildlife experts in Malawi are to move about 500 elephants to a sanctuary that they hope could eventually serve as a reservoir to restore some elephant populations in other parts of Africa where the threatened species has been heavily poached.

Assam makes new plans to halt rhino poaching

2016-06-11 21:54

The newly elected government of the northeast Indian state of Assam is launching plans to crack down on the poaching of the area's famed one-horned rhinos

Colorado students build drone for Rwanda park

2016-06-07 23:15

A Denver teen who visited Rwanda's Akagera National Park last summer had an idea he thought would make the rangers' job easier.

Malawi to relocate 500 elephants

2016-06-03 20:26

A conservation group has announced ambitious plans to relocate animals over 300km from overcrowded wildlife reserves.

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