Reprieve for dogs after penguin deaths in Cape Town

2015-10-09 13:42

The City of Cape Town says it will boost protection measures between Seaforth Beach and Franks Bay following the death of another 22 African penguins killed north of Seaforth Beach near Simon’s Town.

Zimbabwe elephant poisoning - 5 arrested

2015-10-07 17:28

Zimbabwe parks official:s have arrested five for killing 11 elephants with cyanide at Hwange park.

Zimbabwe: 14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning

2015-10-06 18:25

Fourteen elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwe's National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority says.

More Zim elephants die from cyanide poisoning

2015-10-05 14:34

Up to 11 elephants and several vultures have died in yet another case of cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe, a conservationist says.

'You don’t win a war without resources' - New proposal to save rhinos

2015-10-02 09:36

A new plan that proposes a non-compulsory tourist donation to save rhinos from extinction is under discussion.

Madagascar agents foil tortoise smugglers

2015-09-30 18:05

Madagascar customs agents have found more than 700 tortoises about to be smuggled out of the country.

Life's no longer a circus for rescued lions

2015-09-28 19:59

Two former Bulgarian circus lions have been given a new lease on life after being released into the Shamwari Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth.

In Zimbabwe, out tracking lions - or is it the other way around?

2015-09-28 10:52

The populations of elephants and lions in Zimbabwean parks are in danger, animal-protecting groups say, as they work on ways to prevent poachers from brutally slaughtering the animals.

Commuter: Is it safe to walk in Sandton?

2015-09-23 10:27

The push to have motorists use public transport and walk around Sandton ahead of the closure and alteration of surrounding roads is unrealistic and unsafe, a Sandton commuter says.

SA's ban on trade of rhino horn under attack in court

2015-09-22 22:02

The world's largest white rhino breeder John Hume and fellow rhino breeder Johan Krüger have applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government's moratorium on rhino horn trading.


Scientists discover why elephants rarely get cancer

2015-10-08 19:38

Despite their big size, elephants rarely get cancer, and scientists says they have discovered the secret to the creatures' special protection. It's in the genes.

Illegal, industrial fishing threaten oceans - experts

2015-10-07 11:27

The world’s oceans are under threat from both illegal and mass industrial fishing, in which millions of fish are caught and discarded, experts warn.

Africa can quadruple green energy

2015-10-05 20:01

Renewable energy sources could supply nearly a quarter of Africa's power needs by 2030, more than four times the current levels.

Boost for SA mussel pickers

2015-10-02 20:08

The mussel harvesting industry has been given a boost with Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana's announcement of extra rights.

US seeks to protect threatened bull trout

2015-09-30 18:05

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has unveiled measures to help the threatened bull trout, a native fish whose cold-water streams in Western states could be warming due to climate change.

Limpopo man goes to extremes for rhino awareness

2015-09-29 07:58

A man who is walking from Modimolle to Cape Town pulling a 120kg fibreglass rhino says only by going to extremes can you get people to change.

Zim court again postpones Cecil trial

2015-09-28 18:41

A court has postponed for the second time the trial of hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who is linked to the illegal killing of Cecil, Zimbabwe's most prized lion.

Judgment reserved on rhino horn trade moratorium

2015-09-23 20:02

A full bench of the High Court in Pretoria has reserved judgment in a bid by two rhino breeders to set aside the government’s moratorium on rhino horn trading.

Endangered Sumatran rhino is pregnant

2015-09-22 22:31

A rare Sumatran rhino in Indonesia is pregnant with her second baby and is expected to give birth in May, raising new hope for the critically endangered species.

Around SA's national parks in 80 days for rhino awareness

2015-09-22 18:32

A Port Elizabeth businessman with a passion for conservation plans to cycle 6 000km between all of the country's 19 national parks to drive home the point that ordinary citizens can do great things for wildlife.

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