ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Foreign hunter accused of killing Zim's famous lion

2015-07-27 19:14

A Zimbabwean conservation charity says a foreign tourist could face criminal charges after allegedly using a bow and arrow to kill a much-loved lion called Cecil.

Brigitte Bardot slams cat killing plan

2015-07-22 19:02

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

State to keep illegal rhino trade cash

2015-07-21 09:08

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg has granted an order to preserve R68 000 cash that the State seized as proceeds of the illegal sale of two white rhino horns from KwaZulu-Natal.

Tracking Cape Town's urban caracals

2015-07-17 11:24

One of Cape Town's caracals died this week while crossing a busy freeway. Its death provides interesting data for a research project on how these animals act in an urban area.

R352m boost for drought-hit KZN

2015-07-15 14:55

The Department of Water and Sanitation has invested R352m in assisting KwaZulu-Natal to respond to the immediate challenges of water scarcity, the minister has revealed.

Rescue saves rare Philippine turtles from 'brink of extinction'

2015-07-15 11:31

Thousands of rare forest turtles have been rescued from horrifying conditions of captivity in the Philippines, saving the critically endangered animals from possible extinction, wildlife experts say.

Sri Lanka bans phones in safari park

2015-07-13 22:02

Sri Lanka's largest safari park banned the use of cell phones to stop leopards and other wildlife being killed by speeding vehicles which have been tipped off.

Hong Kong panda bears down on world record

2015-07-12 18:09

The oldest giant panda living in captivity is set to challenge the world record for the animals' longevity, with her age said to put her on par with a human centenarian.

Darted big cats back in enclosure, unharmed

2015-07-09 20:40

The big cats, which a lawyer tried to remove from a Limpopo predator park are back in their enclosures - unharmed, but traumatised.

Niassa lions benefit from elephant poaching

2015-07-09 18:07

An expert says severe elephant poaching in a Mozambique park has provided lions with plenty to eat.

 

Fossil of a four-legged snake found in Brazil

2015-07-24 15:28

A fossil of a four-legged snake uncovered in Brazil has shed new light on the origins of snakes as land burrowers, not sea creatures, a study says.

Two lions die at liquidated lodge

2015-07-21 18:10

Two lions have died and two others are seriously underweight following a legal battle between the former owners and the liquidators of Lechwe Lodge just outside Kroonstad.

Teams on the Thames count the swans

2015-07-20 21:07

Teams have taken to the Thames to count the her majesty's swans in an annual ceremony.

No solace for food-deprived polar bears

2015-07-16 22:02

Polar bears are the kings of the ice surface covering the top of the globe, but the ongoing loss of the Arctic sea ice on which they hunt seals is causing summer food deprivation.

Alleged fish poacher netted in Cape Town

2015-07-15 12:54

A man arrested on allegations of illegal fishing in a Cape Town estuary is due to appear in court following his release on bail.

Hunters investigate killing of Zim's best-known lion

2015-07-14 20:48

A hunters' association says it will investigate following outrage over the killing of Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's best-known lions, on a hunting safari.

St Maarten website offers illegal sea turtles

2015-07-13 19:03

A conservation group in St Maarten says a local Internet marketplace has illegally offered endangered sea turtle hatchlings.

Zim's baby elephants 'will be kept in free-range setting' in China

2015-07-11 06:23

The 24 elephants that arrived in China from Zimbabwe this week will be kept “in a free-range setting” and won’t be used in a circus type performance, a UN-linked wildlife conservation agency says.

Zim lifts ban on walkers in key game park

2015-07-09 19:06

A controversial ban on walking without guides in one of Zimbabwe's most popular national parks has been lifted.

Whale freed after being caught in ropes near Cape Point

2015-07-08 22:20

A humpback whale has been found entangled in rope and buoys one nautical mile off-shore of Olifantsbospunt in Cape Point, the NSRI has reported.

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