ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Endangered clouded leopard kittens born

2015-03-30 23:26

Two clouded leopard kittens were born this month at the Miami Zoo, a treat for the doting keepers and a victory in the fight to preserve a vulnerable species.

Poachers slaughter 30 elephants in DRC

2015-03-23 18:00

Poachers have killed 30 elephants in a DRC national park in the past two weeks, park authorities say.

Protecting Great Barrier Reef a priority - Abbott

2015-03-21 14:23

Australia released its long-term blueprint to save the Great Barrier Reef, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott saying protecting the World Heritage site is a priority.

Ethiopia burns 6 tons of ivory

2015-03-21 06:45

Ethiopia has burnt 6.1 tons of ivory, tusks and trinkets seized from poachers and traders over twenty years in a country that has lost 90% of its elephants in just three decades.

Zebra meat men get lashes, fine

2015-03-19 21:34

Two Botswana men have been sentenced to three lashes each and a fine for unlawful possession of zebra meat.

Uganda confiscates 500kg ivory

2015-03-17 19:47

Ugandan authorities have confiscated 500kg of ivory tusks destined to be smuggled to Singapore.

Australia says no to canned lion hunting

2015-03-16 12:39

Australia’s Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, has delivered a broadside against the lucrative business of canned lion hunting.

Lion spotted in Gabon for first time in 20 years

2015-03-13 09:05

A lion has been spotted in Gabon for the first time in nearly 20 years, raising hopes the animals long feared extinct in the country could be returning, conservationists say.

Mozambique, SA drag their feet over rhino protection

2015-03-10 13:17

In April last year South Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mozambique covering the thorny issue of rhino poaching.Ten months down the line little concrete appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum.

Millions of songbirds slaughtered over Cyprus

2015-03-09 17:28

More than two million migratory songbirds have been indiscriminately slaughtered over Cyprus last year to be served as delicacies in local restaurants.

 

Elephant poaching severe - experts

2015-03-24 05:00

At a Botswana meeting, conservationists are warning that poaching of African elephants remains severe.

Frenchman fights to make Gabon a gorilla haven

2015-03-23 09:56

Photographer and wildlife lover Max Hurdebourcq has been working in Gabon for seven years, mending relations between gorillas and humans by protecting the primates' natural habitat.

Forests shrink; 70% now less than 1km from edge

2015-03-21 09:04

Farms, roads and towns are fast slicing up the world's wilderness, leaving 70% of the world's remaining forested land less than a kilometre from a forest edge, a US-led study has shown.

Two tons of rare pangolin scales seized in Hong Kong bust

2015-03-20 22:08

A huge two-ton haul of scales from the endangered pangolin anteater have been seized by Hong Kong Customs in a bust worth more than $1 million.

SANParks gets new anti-poaching chopper

2015-03-19 19:50

The SA National Parks have received a new helicopter to improve its fight against rhino poaching.

Mexico wants homes for soon-to-be banned circus animals

2015-03-16 18:14

Mexico is searching for homes for at least 2 000 tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras and other exotic beasts that will soon be banned from the country's circuses.

Chinese man wins payout over panda bite

2015-03-16 08:34

A Chinese man who sued local government officials over an attack by a wild panda has won more than $80 000 in compensation, his lawyer says.

Tracking the demise of Africa's elephants

2015-03-10 14:41

More than 53 000 elephants have been massacred in the last decade in Tanzania’s Selous game reserve.

Ethiopia's 'Iron Lion Zion' cats fading fast

2015-03-10 10:07

Ethiopia's black-maned lions once represented a former emperor, 'Lion of Judah' Haile Selassie, and were immortalised in a song by reggae legend Bob Marley. Today, they struggle for survival.

Prince William's wildlife speech draws online applause

2015-03-05 09:40

Prince William has won praise from Chinese Internet users after he visited an elephant reserve in the country and condemned illegal wildlife trafficking as 'a vicious form of criminality'.

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