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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.

At least 200 environmental activists slain in 2016

2017-07-13 23:00

A watchdog group says at least 200 land and environmental activists were slain in 2016 protecting forests, rivers and land from mining, logging and agricultural companies.

Can California fish catch break with giant tunnels? Depends

2017-07-02 08:00

Governor Jerry Brown's plan to route much of California's mightiest river into two massive tunnels poses new perils for salmon and other struggling native species.

Botswana bans export of donkey products

2017-06-29 21:28

Botswana's government has moved to crack down on the multi-billion dollar trade in donkey skins following a spate of killings of the animals across the country fuelled by soaring demand from China.

Zim gets Chinese buy-in for Vic Falls 'Disneyland' project: report

2017-06-26 15:15

In a development likely to get conservationists worried, Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Chinese investors to develop its 'Disneyland in Africa' concept near the prime resort of Victoria Falls.

Pangolin scales seized in Malaysia

2017-06-16 14:01

A $1.2 million illegal shipment of scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials said Friday, the second such seizure in a week.

Trans-border African task-force nails ivory smuggling network

2017-06-12 13:02

A cross-border task force has arrested several key members of an ivory smuggling pipeline that covertly moved tons of elephant tusks from Africa to Asia.

2 lions, freed from circuses, are poached in Limpopo

2017-06-04 19:39

Conservationists say poachers have killed 2 male lions that were among more than 30 freed from South American circuses and airlifted to South Africa.

Zim wildlife boss fired after $3m rhino horn goes missing: Report

2017-05-15 06:07

The head of Zimbabwe's wildlife authority has been fired following the disappearance of rhino horns worth $3 million two years ago, a report says.

Malaysia seizes African pangolin scales

2017-05-09 06:29

Malaysian authorities have seized pangolin scales worth $2.1m believed to have been smuggled from Africa.

 

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.

Villagers in Niger 'massacre' 27 hippos

2017-07-13 15:58

At least 27 hippos have been slaughtered in a touristy zone in western Niger by villagers who blame them for destroying crops and harming livestock.

Groups challenge plan to lift grizzly bear protection

2017-06-30 22:25

A coalition of tribal and environmental groups is challenging the US government's plan to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area.

2 leopard cubs make public debut in Germany

2017-06-27 18:36

Two Amur leopard cubs have made their public debut at the zoo in the German city of Leipzig and zoo officials have launched a search to name them.

Mozambican 'rhino poacher' disappears from police custody

2017-06-24 13:50

The chairperson of the Private Rhino Owners Association, Pelham Jones, has called for answers from government, after a seriously wounded prisoner disappeared from East London’s Frere Hospital without a trace.

Eavesdropping on fish sex for conservation purposes

2017-06-13 16:02

Scientists have unveiled a unique new method for counting stocks of threatened fish - eavesdropping on their love calls when the fish gather in massive mating throngs.

Hong Kong activists dress as sharks protest finning

2017-06-10 20:17

Dozens of activists dressed in bloody costumes, sprawled outside one of Hong Kong's most popular restaurants linked to the sale of shark fin soup.

At least 94 vultures 'found poisoned and dead in Zimbabwe'

2017-05-24 12:00

At least 94 critically-endangered vultures have been found poisoned in south-eastern Zimbabwe by poachers almost certainly trying to hide the killing of an elephant, conservationists say.

WATCH: Man drags 2 giant pythons along a dusty street in Harare

2017-05-10 08:13

Zimbabwe's state wildlife authority says it is investigating reports of a man who allegedly dragged two pythons through the streets of a Harare suburb as part of a witch-hunting exercise.

Protection for 27 US national monuments may be curtailed

2017-05-07 08:08

The US Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments that may face the rolling back or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades.

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