Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area

2016-08-26 11:51

The White House says that President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world's largest marine protected area.

Dirt poor

2016-08-22 05:15

Unless we change attitudes towards managing soil, conserving water and cleaning up air, we’ll all be in trouble no matter who governs, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Huge effort to save flood-stranded elephant

2016-08-06 14:19

Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded by floods in Bangladesh for more than a month are hampering efforts to rescue it.

Iowa zoo settles lion lawsuit

2016-08-04 18:51

Two African lionesses have been sent to a Colorado sanctuary after an animal group sued their owners for inhumane treatment.

WWF urges closure of all tiger farms

2016-07-28 22:13

The World Wildlife Fund has called on Asian states to close their tiger farms to boost efforts against the black-market trade in animal parts.

Shark finning: US fishermen promise a fight

2016-07-26 20:04

American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to send a message to the rest of the world by shutting down the vestiges of the US harvest of shark fins.

South African great white shark in dangerous waters - study

2016-07-20 20:15

The South African great white shark is heading for possible extinction, according to research by Stellenbosch University.

500 elephants find new home

2016-07-19 23:15

Five hundred elephants have found a new home in a massive Africa relocation as development squeezes sanctuaries.

Hippo munch on elephant dung in western Zimbabwe

2016-07-12 14:31

A conservation group working in north-western Zimbabwe says it has noticed hippo in the Hwange National Park eating elephant dung.

Study finds seven strawberry leopards in S Africa

2016-07-04 12:15

Researchers have found evidence of seven "strawberry leopards" in the north of South Africa in what is one of very few documented cases of these ultra-rare rare big cats outside India.


Zim conservationists looking for elephant with trunk snare injury

2016-08-24 12:39

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe - looking for an elephant with a deep wound high up on its trunk, likely due to a snare - say they're worried the animal could already have lost up to 80% its trunk.

Cambodia seizes 600kg of ivory from Africa

2016-08-06 14:19

Cambodian customs have seized more than 600kg of illegal ivory in a container packed with maize that had languished unclaimed at a port for two years.

Nature's 2016 resource 'budget' already used up - report

2016-08-04 20:42

In just over seven months, humanity has used up a full year's allotment of natural resources such as water, food and clean air - the quickest rate yet, according to a new report.

Mexico launches drones to protect endangered porpoise

2016-07-30 07:45

Mexico's government has launched drones to back last-ditch efforts to prevent illegal fishing activities that have led to the near extinction of the vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise.

Bronx Zoo breeds 1st little penguin in its 120-year history

2016-07-28 18:11

New York City's Bronx Zoo has bred a little penguin for the first time in its 120-year history.

70 whale carcases discovered in Chile

2016-07-21 15:15

About 70 dead whales have been found in southern Chile less than a year after more than 330 whales washed up in a remote Patagonian inlet.

California trees to combat climate change

2016-07-20 19:00

A team of arborists is cloning some of the world's tallest and oldest trees to combat climate change.

Malawi relocates 100+ elephants to new park

2016-07-15 19:00

In a major translocation of wildlife, Malawi has relocated more than 100 elephants from Majete and Liwonde game reserves in southern Malawi to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in central Malawi.

Act now or Maui's dolphin is gone - Commission warns

2016-07-11 15:07

The International Whaling Commission has called on New Zealand to take urgent action to save the world's rarest dolphin from extinction, voicing "grave concern" about its future.

Plight of African lions persists year after Cecil killing

2016-06-30 21:03

A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. Some called it the Cecil the lion effect.

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