MTN and IBM harness smart collars to save rhinos

2017-09-19 21:02

Computer company IBM and mobile network MTN have collaborated to create smart collars that they hope will help stop the poaching of rhinos in South Africa.

To fight wildlife crime, follow the money

2017-09-17 17:39

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings.

'Ark' preserves rare, threatened plants

2017-09-10 22:01

Seeds from hundreds of rare plant species around New England are being collected and frozen inside a "seed ark" for future use.

Corruption fuelling ivory trade in central Africa

2017-09-07 17:03

Sophisticated international trafficking of ivory in central Africa is being fuelled by high levels of corruption.

Brazil scraps Amazon reserve to allow mining

2017-08-24 08:13

Brazil has stripped a vast Amazon nature reserve of its protected status in a move that could expand mining in the region, in a decree that has recently been published.

Horn of contention: Behind the controversial rhino horn auction

2017-08-22 12:44

The Department of Environmental Affairs has shown it has neither the political will, the necessary clout nor the resources to properly regulate the domestic trade in rhino horn.

SA conservationist killed in Tanzania after almost a decade of death threats

2017-08-18 10:06

A South African wildlife conservationist has presumably been shot dead by poachers in Tanzania after recieving death threats.

Poland ordered to suspend logging in primeval forest

2017-07-29 22:09

The European Union's top court has ordered Poland's right-wing government to suspend logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest pending a final judgement.

Zim deploys 150 rangers, police after latest cyanide killings in national park

2017-07-22 16:00

Zimbabwe has deployed 150 parks rangers, police officers and environmental clean-up personnel in the wake of the latest suspected poisoning incident in Hwange National Park, a parks spokesperson says.

Death of Cecil's cub Xanda 'a devastating loss': conservationist

2017-07-21 12:50

The death of another iconic lion at the hands of a trophy hunter in Zimbabwe is a “devastating loss” that adds to pressures already threatening the species, a leading conservationist has said.


Rhino horn is smuggled in trinket form, conservationists say

2017-09-18 15:36

Conservationists say some criminal groups are processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets before smuggling it to Asia, a developing trend that could make it harder for law enforcement agencies to intercept trafficked horns.

How 3D printing could save baby tortoises

2017-09-11 06:00

Tortoise conservationists are experimenting with ways to save tortoises from predators by 3D printing shells to create mock tortoises.

Joburg Zoo reinstated as African Association of Zoos and Aquaria member

2017-09-07 18:58

The Johannesburg Zoo has been reinstated as a member of the African Association of Zoos and Aquaria, says the City of Johannesburg.

93-year-old donates $22m to Zoo

2017-09-02 15:01

A 93-year-old widow from the United States has donated $22 million to the zoo in Cologne, Germany, saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during World War II.

SA's first online rhino horn auction set to open

2017-08-23 07:50

Several hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer in SA's first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend the sale will encourage poachers.

Tanzania: Elephant tusks seized from alleged traffickers

2017-08-19 09:00

Authorities in Tanzania say they have seized 368kg of ivory coast tusks that conservationists believe were taken from 15 slain elephants.

Zim army officer arrested for trying to sell ivory: report

2017-08-02 17:15

A Zimbabwe army officer has appeared in court in Harare after he was found in possession of four elephant tusks worth nearly $3 000, a report says.

Zim parks authority disputes Xanda the lion's link to Cecil

2017-07-23 13:30

Zimbabwe’s state parks authority says there’s no DNA evidence to link Xanda the lion to Cecil, after Xanda was killed by a hunter near Hwange National Park.

Killing of Cecil's son highlights peril facing African lions

2017-07-21 19:08

First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose 2015 killing by an American hunter ignited international outrage.

Bald eagles poisoned by lead

2017-07-16 22:30

Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters.

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