ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

2017-02-23 12:42

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

2017-02-18 19:14

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners are confronting a massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Driver flees from vehicle loaded with perlemoen

2017-02-10 10:03

Western Cape police are investigating the origin of a haul of perlemoen worth about R800 000 found in a vehicle in Hermanus.

WWF calls for ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

2017-02-08 12:31

The WWF has called for a ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that experts say fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain.

Thai cops seize record three tons of pangolin scales

2017-02-02 12:34

Thai customs police unveiled a massive three-ton cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the 'scaly anteater' has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

House to take crack at repealing Obama-era regulations

2017-01-28 18:51

House Republicans are on track to overturn a handful of rules finalised in President Barack Obama's final months in office.

Cheetah mom finally reveals her cubs

2017-01-24 11:44

After months of being hidden by their mother, three cheetah cubs have made their appearance at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Interpol opens new front in war against wildlife crime

2017-01-22 20:15

Interpol has announced a new project that will identify and dismantle organised crime networks that have devastated wildlife and made ivory a sought-after luxury.

EXCLUSIVE: After 50 years, scientists finally find 'extinct' Zimbabwe frog

2017-01-21 13:00

Scientists working in a remote part of eastern Zimbabwe have discovered a frog previously feared to be extinct.

US lists a bee as endangered for the first time

2017-01-12 13:25

The United States has placed a bee on the endangered species list for the first time, after the rusty patched bumblebee's population declined sharply due to pesticides, disease and climate change.

 

Zoo introduces rare African painted pups to public

2017-02-20 08:16

An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies can be viewed by the public as the puppies, from the endangered species, have begun exploring.

Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute

2017-02-16 08:08

Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands in reference to the North Dakota oil pipeline.

Chinese authorities probe endangered pangolin banquet

2017-02-09 19:33

Chinese authorities are investigating a banquet where government officials may have feasted on endangered pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal on earth, after social media posts about the meal drew outrage.

Trade in lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny

2017-02-05 15:44

Trade in African lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny as new reports say entire skeletons are "being taken".

Conservationists in SA offer fake leopard hides

2017-01-31 08:40

Many worshippers of the Shembe church of southern Africa are expected to attend a rally near Durban, some wearing fake leopard hides.

3 lions killed for body parts

2017-01-28 10:23

Three lions have been killed for their body parts at a Turffontein farm near the Ranch outside Polokwane.

Tortoises saved from 'dire situation' at PE homes

2017-01-23 12:48

Four tortoises kept to ward off tsotsis and evil spirits have been found at two houses in Port Elizabeth.

Myanmar's elephants threatened by fad

2017-01-22 15:27

Punters in Myanmar are haggling about the latest traditional medicine cure - slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants.

3 poachers shot dead in Zim this week - 2 of them near a tourist hotspot

2017-01-13 08:25

Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

Indian police rescue 6 000 turtles

2017-01-11 22:21

Indian police have recovered more than 6 000 freshwater turtles weighing over four tons from poachers who planned to smuggle them to Southeast Asia.

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