ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

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.

US near total ban on African elephant ivory sales

2016-06-02 17:26

The Obama administration has issued new regulations designed to restrict the sale of products with African elephant ivory.

Elephants in Tanzania could be wiped out soon

2016-06-01 18:13

Elephants in Tanzania's sprawling Selous Game Reserve could be wiped out within six years if poaching continues at current levels, a report warns.

Damaged coral restoration mooted in Gulf spill

2016-05-31 13:51

Scientists are unsure they can do much to help some of the places damaged the most by the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kenya's rare success story of wildlife protection

2016-05-29 15:57

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya is showing how conservation and community are bucking the poaching trend that kills thousands.

 

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.

Police stop truck carrying 2 tiger skins from Thai temple

2016-06-02 21:15

Thai police have stopped a truck carrying two tiger skins and other animal parts as it was leaving a Buddhist temple where monks have been accused of illegal wildlife trafficking.

Australian politician says the elephant he slaughtered and ate was ‘delicious’

2016-06-02 10:21

Australian politician Robert Borsak described in detail killing an elephant in Zimbabwe and eating it, saying 'I think it tastes as good as the best Wagyu beef'.

Wounded elephant limps to Zimbabwe safari lodge for help

2016-05-31 14:11

A bull elephant with a septic shoulder wound has limped right up to a safari lodge on Lake Kariba, staying there until a wildlife vet was able to dart and treat him.

State representatives attending CITES meeting granted immunity - Government Gazette

2016-05-30 18:24

Representatives of countries attending the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora will enjoy diplomatic immunity, according to the Government Gazette.

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.

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