ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

China destroys over 660 tons of smuggled ivory

2015-05-29 11:15

Chinese authorities have destroyed 662 tons of ivory that was seized after being smuggled in the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.

Mozambique elephants decimated

2015-05-26 19:49

Mozambique has lost half its elephants over the past five years, part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies.

Endangered antelope dying in Kazakhstan

2015-05-22 21:15

Endangered saiga antelope are mysteriously dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan.

Visitors flock to see Cape gannet colony

2015-05-21 21:08

Visitors from the United States, Europe and Asia are flocking to see the Cape gannet colony at Lambert's Bay as it is one of only six breeding spots for the gannet.

EU concerned about farming impact on its wildlife

2015-05-20 14:49

About half of wild birds have a secure status as EU programmes to protect endangered species have boosted numbers, but some of their habitats are cause for major concern largely because of intensive farming, an EU report has found.

Feisty seal briefly closes Durban beach

2015-05-19 16:00

A subantarctic fur sea finally managed to come ashore for a rest after the busy Durban beaches deterred his earlier attempts.

1.3 tons of poached rhino horn, ivory seized in Mozambique

2015-05-14 18:12

Police in Mozambique have seized 1.3 tons of elephant ivory and rhino horn - the result of killing about 200 animals - in the country's biggest ever find of illegal wildlife products.

Kenya forensic lab to fight wildlife crime

2015-05-08 18:35

Kenya has opened a new forensic lab supported by foreign donors, in a bid to improve the country's woeful record in prosecuting wildlife crimes.

Botswana's marauding elephants trigger hunting debate

2015-05-04 07:41

Surveying her destroyed cornfield in northern Botswana, Minsozie Kasaira wishes for a return to the days of elephant hunting.

Rhino cow, calf killed on Jeffreys Bay game farm

2015-05-01 18:54

A rhino cow and her calf were killed on a Jeffreys Bay game farm, a report says. The cow had been de-horned as part of an operation to deter poachers but part of her horn had grown back.

 

Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique

2015-05-28 14:35

Conservationists say the elephant population in Mozambique has dropped nearly 50% in the last five years because of poaching, but cite good news from Uganda, where the elephant population is increasing.

Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in 5 years - survey

2015-05-26 14:19

Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique’s elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation says.

Alaska's popular walrus webcam streams again WATCH

2015-05-22 18:04

Popular webcam streaming images of Pacific walruses from remote Alaska island returns.

Little penguins from Aus go on display in NY

2015-05-21 15:33

Two dozen of the world's smallest penguins have taken up residence at the Bronx Zoo in New York as part of a breeding programme.

SA rhino heading to Texas?

2015-05-19 18:30

In the Texas grassland, home to white-tailed deer and rattlesnakes, outdoorsman Charly Seale sees a vast sanctuary of open spaces that could be used to protect South Africa's rhino from their biggest enemy - poachers.

Meet SA's bravest eagles - and the 'birdman' who helps them

2015-05-15 20:56

Three injured juvenile black eagles have found their way into the hearts of dedicated wildlife enthusiast and "birdman" Dr Hank Chalmers, who has booked them into the rehab wing at his centre in Stellenbosch.

India's endangered lion numbers increase

2015-05-11 12:23

Wildlife experts have welcomed census figures showing India's population of endangered Asiatic lions has increased in the last five years in the western state of Gujarat.

Zim elephant, eye sockets crawling with maggots, to be put down

2015-05-06 18:26

A female elephant found wandering in remote northern Zimbabwe with her eye sockets crawling with maggots, is likely to be euthanised by state rangers, a conservation group says.

India holds Asiatic lion census

2015-05-03 17:51

India has begun a count of Asiatic lions in the western state of Gujarat's Gir sanctuary, the last habitat for the endangered big cats globally.

Determined little girls save dying baby turtle in Cape Town

2015-04-26 14:16

The determination of a 7-year-old girl and her 5-year-old sister saved a baby Loggerhead turtle, dubbed Rosie, who was on the verge of death in Gordon's Bay, near Cape Town.

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