ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Amazon green's death investigated

2015-08-28 08:07

Brazilian federal police are investigating the apparent murder of an environmentalist who defended one of the last virgin stretches of rain forest in the eastern Amazon.

Tourists radioed for help after heroic guide was killed by lion

2015-08-26 14:32

Foreign tourists on a walking safari in Zimbabwe had to radio for help themselves after a heroic professional guide was killed in front of them by a lion this week, it has emerged.

Kenya's 'ivory kingpin' bail suspended

2015-08-24 20:04

A court in Kenya has suspended the release on bail of a suspected ringleader of an ivory smuggling gang following an appeal by government prosecutors.

Humans are super-predators with bad habits

2015-08-21 05:19

Humans are super-predators that upset the natural balance on Earth by killing far too many adult animals and fish.

Cecil the lion hunt landowner charged

2015-08-18 21:32

Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land the well-known Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter James Palmer in July.

France to return 150 Madagascar tortoises

2015-08-18 18:27

Around 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport.

Ohio zoo getting orphaned grizzly bear cubs

2015-08-14 21:02

Two female grizzly bear cubs orphaned after their mother was euthanased because she was linked to the fatal mauling of a hiker in Yellowstone National Park will be moved to a zoo in Toledo, Ohio.

Cat out of the bag: Trophy hunting fuels Asian lion bone trade

2015-08-13 14:34

In the first full research report of its kind, the trophy hunting industry in South Africa has been exposed as the main source of the lion bone trade.

Kenya refuses refuge to 'Ebola' chimps

2015-08-12 21:42

Kenya has rejected a request to bring two young chimpanzees rescued in Ebola-hit Liberia to a Kenyan wildlife sanctuary due to fears about the deadly virus.

Zim vets treat 'rescued' elephant calf for leg fracture

2015-08-12 18:59

Vets in Zimbabwe are treating a leg fracture on a young elephant, who narrowly escaped being sent to China last month, it has emerged.

 

Illegal logging killing Monarchs

2015-08-26 17:05

Illegal logging has more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds In central Mexico.

US zoo sends last rhino to Indonesia to mate

2015-08-25 22:14

A US zoo is sending their last Sumatran rhino to Southeast Asia with the mission to mate.

First wolf pack in decades spotted in Northern California

2015-08-21 11:06

California has its first wolf pack since the state’s gray wolf population went extinct in 1924, state and federal authorities say.

Zim group wants $35 000 for Cecil statue

2015-08-20 15:52

Activists and a Zimbabwean conservation group have appealed for $35 000 to have a statue made of Cecil the Lion.

Cecil's cubs, his three lionesses, are fine - researcher

2015-08-18 20:31

Still worried about Cecil's cubs? Don't be. They're all safe - and so are his three females, says a lion researcher monitoring his pride in northern Zimbabwe.

Anti-whaling activists barred from Faroe islands

2015-08-16 11:39

Five activists from the militant Sea Shepherd conservation group have been ordered to leave the Faroe Islands.

Emaciated Zim lion Tommy will be OK - Cecil researcher

2015-08-13 18:05

A lion researcher in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, where Cecil was killed, says he's confident a painfully thin male lion, which was separated from his pride, will pull through.

Cuban crocodiles hatch in US zoo

2015-08-13 08:13

Five endangered Cuban crocodiles have hatched at the US's National Zoo.

Prince Harry is just a tourist in Kruger Park - official

2015-08-12 20:08

Prince Harry - who reportedly recently helped capture a gang of poachers in the Kruger National Park - is merely taking a break in the game reserve, a spokesperson says.

SA counts carcasses as rhino poaching surges

2015-08-12 13:31

Poachers have killed record numbers of rhinos in South Africa in recent years, but some conservationists believe the toll could be even higher than the official figures.

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