ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Green Scorpions to probe suspicious deaths of Limpopo crocs

2016-09-30 12:57

Four crocodiles have been discovered poisoned on the banks of the Letaba River near Tzaneen in Limpopo, according to police.

Thailand suspends seahorse trade

2016-09-29 19:17

Thailand has suspended the seahorse trade amid conservation concerns.

Lions 'eat two rhino calves in Zim conservancy', manager says

2016-09-27 17:45

The manager of a conservancy in southern Zimbabwe says lions there recently killed two endangered black rhino calves - and the fear is that still more may fall victim.

What motivates SA citizens to poach rhino?

2016-09-27 08:03

Forced removals, poverty and Robin Hood-style "justice" are some of the reasons why South Africans from poor communities willingly work with international rhino poaching syndicates, says a researcher.

Shy pangolins need world spotlight to survive

2016-09-25 22:16

Reclusive, gentle and quick to roll up into a ball, pangolins keep a low profile. But they are also the world's most heavily trafficked mammal and experts at the CITES conference are ringing alarm bells over their survival.

Zwelithini urges Zulu people to protect rhinos

2016-09-25 06:03

King Goodwill Zwelithini called on Zulu people to defend the province’s natural resources, including rhinos.

Less than 1 000 wildebeest left in Central Kalahari... but there is hope

2016-09-23 20:43

There could be fewer than 1 000 wildebeest left in Botswana's vast and forbidding Central Kalahari, says a leading researcher.

Massive decline in cheetah populations in Zimbabwe, survey shows

2016-09-22 11:28

Zimbabwe’s population of endangered cheetahs has declined by around 85% in the last 15 years with no more than 170 of these beautiful big cats left, a new study shows.

Kenya: Dozens protest planned rail line over wildlife park

2016-09-16 20:00

Dozens of angry people have marched in Kenya's capital to protest plans to build a railway line over the country's oldest national park.

Kruger National Park kills 350 hippos, buffalos amid drought

2016-09-14 12:03

Rangers in the Kruger are killing about 350 hippos and buffalos in an attempt to relieve the impact of the region's most severe drought in more than three decades.

 

Dolphin found shot dead in Nelson Mandela Bay

2016-09-30 11:16

Researchers from the Bayworld Oceanarium in Nelson Mandela Bay have determined that a female bottlenose dolphin found stranded on Maitland Beach on Wednesday was shot.

Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

2016-09-29 11:15

In the absence of trading ivory, other solutions have to be found to fund conservation and support communities living on the front line of the battle against poaching… Writes Ross Harvey.

Pair admits freeing Buddy the penguin

2016-09-27 14:23

Two men snatched Buddy the Penguin from a Port Elizabeth oceanarium last week because they wanted him to be in the wild, Bayworld says.

White rhino survives North West poaching

2016-09-26 16:33

An eight-year-old white rhino bull was the only survivor after five rhinos were poached in North West, Saving the Survivors said on Saturday.

African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

2016-09-25 19:32

Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has said, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.

Three rhino horns found in luggage at OR Tambo

2016-09-24 10:38

Police have arrested a man in possession of three rhino horns at the OR Tambo International Airport on the eve of a massive international CITES conference.

WATCH: Limpopo vet presents world's first test-tube buffalo calf

2016-09-23 09:43

The first Cape buffalo calf conceived through in vitro fertilisation has been born on a game farm in Limpopo, in a breakthrough in the fight to preserve endangered animals.

Poaching epidemic may lead to 'first hornless rhino herd'

2016-09-20 08:34

Saving the Survivors, a group which cares for injured rhino attacked by poachers, has a special idea that they hope will pay off.

Man nabbed with abalone worth R300k following police chase

2016-09-15 23:00

Western Cape police have confirmed that a man who was caught with abalone worth R300 000 following a police chase will appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court on charges of illegal possession and transporting of abalone.

Snow leopards' return brings hope to remote Afghan region

2016-09-13 20:09

In a picturesque corner of Afghanistan, a unique conservation effort has helped bring the elusive snow leopard back from the brink.

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