ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

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.

Why Zimbabwe's use of elephants to pay off old debt to China is problematic

2017-01-09 17:08

Zimbabwe are looking to resolve a debt to China by selling animals to them. But one of the concerns is that the elephants sold will eventually be farmed and their ivory harvested, writes Keith Somerville.

Top Africa stories: Zim, I Coast, DRC

2017-01-06 20:08

Grace Mugabe says she is not in defiance of a court order compelling her to return three properties that she seized from a Lebanese businessman, and heavy weapons fire has been heard near an I Coast military camp.

Seeking cash, Zimbabwe sells at least 35 elephants to China

2017-01-06 10:00

Zimbabwe's wildlife agency says it has sold at least 35 elephants to China to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation, amid criticism from animal welfare activists that such sales are unethical.

London zoo to residents: Stand up and be counted

2017-01-03 20:07

It's counting time at the London Zoo - time to make a tally of every animal on the premises, even the Partula snails.

Zim denies Grace Mugabe 'wild animals export' claims

2016-12-29 09:00

The Zimbabwean embassy in China has reportedly denied reports that Zimbabwe exported a variety of wild animals to settle a Democratic Republic of Congo debt.

Cheetah numbers decline as African habitat shrinks

2016-12-27 07:31

Amid population declines for many wildlife species in Africa, conservationists are sounding alarm bells for the cheetah, the fastest animal on land.

Cambodia seizes huge haul of ivory and animal parts

2016-12-22 21:05

Cambodian officials have seized 1.5 tons of illegal ivory and animal parts hidden in a timber shipment from Mozambique destined for China.

Fishy fun with aquarium guests at the '6 star hotel'

2016-12-21 08:13

Cuddling a penguin, giving a turtle belly tickles and having constantly smelly hands are just some of the delights that staff and volunteers at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town experience every day.

 

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.

Feathers fly after tree with heron nests is chopped down in Jeffreys Bay

2017-01-10 18:07

The cutting down of a tree in which heron chicks were nesting has sparked an outcry against a property company in Jeffreys Bay on whose land the tree was.

Bittersweet rescue of beached dolphins

2017-01-08 14:18

The NSRI says a beached baby dolphin has been successfully returned to the sea at Jeffrey's Bay, but a large dolphin had to be euthanised as a result of severe wounds.

Chinese site publishes first pic of 'Zim elephants' in concrete enclosure

2017-01-06 14:00

This is the grim concrete enclosure that's now home for some of the latest batch of elephants shipped from Zimbabwe's beautiful Hwange National Park to a zoo in China.

How we shop hurts endangered species

2017-01-05 07:10

Researchers say the hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods can now be pinpointed and measured.

Obama expands environmental legacy with 2 Western monuments

2016-12-29 09:26

President Barack Obama expanded his environmental legacy with final day designations of national monuments on lands in Utah and Nevada that have become key flashpoints over use of public land in the US West.

Grace Mugabe 'pays military debt to China with 35 Zim jumbos' – report

2016-12-27 09:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly been embroiled in yet another controversy after it emerged that she allegedly used the country's animals to settle a DRC debt.

Sea Shepherd's battle against whaling starts

2016-12-25 14:21

Activist group Sea Shepherd's fast new patrol vessel Ocean Warrior has intercepted a Japanese harpoon ship as its annual high-seas battle against whaling kicked off.

Colo: Oldest gorilla in US turns 60

2016-12-22 19:00

The 60th birthday of the oldest known living gorilla in the US is putting a focus on care for aging zoo animals.

Obama admin sets rule to protect streams near coal mines

2016-12-19 19:15

The Obama administration has finalised rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans.

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