PICS: Meet the gorgeous Mozambique lion cubs

2016-10-20 20:26

A leading lion project in Mozambique has taken the groundbreaking step of getting the local community to name the latest lion cubs born in the park.

Cuddles and Kalashnikovs for mountain gorillas

2016-10-19 19:00

A powerful combination of love and guns is helping rebuild an endangered gorilla community in the jungles of war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Russia holds key to Antarctic marine sanctuaries

2016-10-17 11:33

Talks have started in Australia to create two vast marine sanctuaries aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica with Russia and China key to whether they succeed.

WATCH: Baby ele has mud bath after op to injured tail is a success

2016-10-14 16:06

There's more to this cute video of elephant calves having a mud wallow than meets the eye. If you look closely you'll see one of the babies doesn't have a tail.

SA vulture expert helps save 9 endangered vultures in Zim

2016-10-12 14:39

It's been a bad week for vultures in this part of Africa but here's one story worth celebrating: nine vultures found poisoned in Zimbabwe have been saved, thanks in part to the dedication of a South African vulture expert.

Rhino bred in captivity in UK give birth in wild

2016-10-09 19:09

British conservationists say two critically endangered eastern black rhino bred in captivity in England have given birth in the wild in Africa - a development likely to please Prince William.

Global trade in African grey parrots banned

2016-10-02 19:33

Delegates at a global wildlife conference in Johannesburg have voted to ban international trade in African grey parrots, one of the world's most trafficked birds.

Dolphin found shot dead in Nelson Mandela Bay

2016-09-30 11:16

Researchers from the Bayworld Oceanarium in Nelson Mandela Bay have determined that a female bottlenose dolphin found stranded on Maitland Beach on Wednesday was shot.

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

2016-09-29 11:15

In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching… Writes Ross Harvey.

Pair admits freeing Buddy the penguin

2016-09-27 14:23

Two men snatched Buddy the Penguin from a Port Elizabeth oceanarium last week because they wanted him to be in the wild, Bayworld says.


How to cool a cheetah: Vets at Namibian reserve develop new ways

2016-10-20 15:35

Wildlife vets have known for some time that one of the biggest threats to cheetahs when they're put under anaesthetic is hyperthermia.

WATCH: Zimbabwe vets free rhino who got his snout stuck in car tyre

2016-10-17 13:50

Vets called out to a special rhino protection zone more than an hour away from Harare had to free a white rhino who'd got a car tyre stuck round his snout.

'Fish were dying every minute': Conservationist helps move fish from drought-hit Zim dams

2016-10-15 09:58

Zimbabwe's state wildlife authority, aided by conservationists, has taken the unusual step of relocating fish from two small drying dams in the Matopos area of southern Zimbabwe.

'Cross-border' elephants 'swim between Zimbabwe, Zambia' - group

2016-10-12 14:39

Turns out it's not just traders who crisscross their way over borders in this part of Africa. Elephants appear to do it too - in ways not always expected, according to researchers tracing the movements of elephant populations in the wider Victoria Falls area.

Chyulu Hills burning reveals Kenya's squatter dilemma

2016-10-10 15:21

Recurrent fires in Kenya's Chyulu Hills have been linked to illegal activities and are often attributed to squatters who live in the hills, writes Grace Muriuki.

Swazi bid to sell rhino horn fails at CITES

2016-10-03 22:15

Swaziland's bid to sell rhino horn stockpile has failed at the CITES meeting in Johannesburg.

Green Scorpions to probe suspicious deaths of Limpopo crocs

2016-09-30 12:57

Four crocodiles have been discovered poisoned on the banks of the Letaba River near Tzaneen in Limpopo, according to police.

Thailand suspends seahorse trade

2016-09-29 19:17

Thailand has suspended the seahorse trade amid conservation concerns.

Lions 'eat two rhino calves in Zim conservancy', manager says

2016-09-27 17:45

The manager of a conservancy in southern Zimbabwe says lions there recently killed two endangered black rhino calves - and the fear is that still more may fall victim.

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

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