ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

At least 94 vultures 'found poisoned and dead in Zimbabwe'

2017-05-24 12:00

At least 94 critically-endangered vultures have been found poisoned in south-eastern Zimbabwe by poachers almost certainly trying to hide the killing of an elephant, conservationists say.

WATCH: Man drags 2 giant pythons along a dusty street in Harare

2017-05-10 08:13

Zimbabwe's state wildlife authority says it is investigating reports of a man who allegedly dragged two pythons through the streets of a Harare suburb as part of a witch-hunting exercise.

Protection for 27 US national monuments may be curtailed

2017-05-07 08:08

The US Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments that may face the rolling back or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades.

Zim, SA researchers work together on baby elephant formula

2017-05-02 10:45

Researchers in Zimbabwe and SA have embarked on a quest to unlock the mak-up of elephant milk - and hopefully come up with a baby "formula" to keep orphan elephants alive.

EU warns Poland: Stop widespread logging in primeval forest

2017-04-27 20:31

The EU has warned Poland to stop widespread logging in its Bialowieza primeval forest after it increased logging threefold.

Key SA leopard population 'crashing', study warns

2017-04-19 18:19

The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats, is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists have warned.

Wildlife conservationists sue over proposed border wall

2017-04-13 14:09

A conservation group and an Arizona congressman have filed what they say is the first federal lawsuit against President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Kruger park employee killed in elephant attack

2017-03-31 19:33

A Kruger National Park employee has been killed in an elephant herd attack and another was badly hurt.

Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016

2017-03-16 23:17

Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800 000 on a British military base.

Rare beaked whale makes film debut

2017-03-08 05:42

True's beaked whales, an elusive and little-studied mammal, have been captured on video for the first time, say researchers.

 

Zim wildlife boss fired after $3m rhino horn goes missing: Report

2017-05-15 06:07

The head of Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has been fired following the disappearance of rhino horns worth $3 million two years ago, a report says.

Malaysia seizes African pangolin scales

2017-05-09 06:29

Malaysian authorities have seized pangolin scales worth $2.1m believed to have been smuggled from Africa.

Local environmentalist receives prestigious international conservation award

2017-05-04 21:05

South African environmentalist Andrew Zaloumis has received the prestigious international award, the KfW-Bernhard-Grzimek-Preis award for his commitment to conservation and management as CEO of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park on the KwaZulu-Natal east coast.

Robots, tasers join battle against invasive species

2017-04-28 20:19

New, creative but more high-tech methods may finally be turning the tide in the fight against invasive species.

Belgium's 'fairy tale' bluebell forest victim of own beauty

2017-04-23 15:55

A carpet of bluebells bursts into flower in Belgium in a wonder of the natural world - but one that is at risk of being trampled by tourists drawn to its beauty.

Hunting behind steep drop in animal numbers in tropics - report

2017-04-15 20:04

Hunting poses a major threat to mammals and birds in tropical regions near population centres and roads, according to new research.

Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in Nepal

2017-04-09 19:02

Nepalese authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros in a national park and cut off the horn.

Scotty the turtle released from uShaka after intensive rehabilitation

2017-03-18 10:38

After six months rehabilitation in uShaka Sea World, Scotty the turtle is once again free to swim in the Indian Ocean.

Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks

2017-03-16 18:53

Two weeks after its introduction, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the Meerkat, has managed to stop five out of nine detected rhino poaching incidents.

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of elephant tusks

2017-03-07 18:17

Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory.

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