ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

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.

Lionfish found in Brazil is related to Caribbean invasives

2015-04-24 13:04

A lionfish with relatives in the Caribbean has been speared off the coast of Brazil, marking the furthest point south ever documented for the invasive species and raising new concerns about its range, scientists say.

‘Free walking’ may be banned in key Zimbabwe game park

2015-04-18 11:55

Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe are about to stop visitors walking freely in one of the country's best-loved national parks - and some locals are up in arms.

Can't pay or won't pay, putting a price on water

2015-04-16 10:14

It's arguably our most vital and precious natural resource, and one that is growing dangerously scarce from China to California, but no matter how much we value water, we're not that keen on paying for it.

Dog nurses injured baby zebra back to health

2015-04-13 18:56

A baby zebra, which was nearly killed by two adults in his herd in Zimbabwe, has been nursed back to health by a devoted dog called Eli.

Recycled soap saves lives

2015-04-10 21:01

A US group is on worldwide mission to save lives and prevent disease with recycled hotel soap.

Conservationist found axed to death in Zimbabwe

2015-04-09 13:45

A conservationist working with endangered painted dogs near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park has been found battered to death in his cottage.

Chilli gun keeps elephants out of busy Zim town

2015-04-06 14:32

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe are using a gun that blasts a burning solution of chilli pepper to keep elephants away from a busy town.

Guinea-Bissau 5 year logging moratorium

2015-04-02 20:55

Guinea-Bissau has announced a five-year moratorium on logging to try to clamp down on an illegal timber trade fuelled largely by Chinese demand.

 

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.

US says most humpback whales no longer endangered

2015-04-21 07:23

The humpback whale has long been considered an endangered species, but the US government says that the population has rebounded in most areas and no longer needs protection.

Zim hunter trampled to death by elephant

2015-04-16 19:05

A Zimbabwean professional hunter has been killed by a bull elephant in the north of the country, his company says.

Man in court for Australian conservationist’s murder

2015-04-15 13:06

A man has appeared in a Zimbabwean court charged with the murder of Australian conservationist Gregory Gibbard.

Conservationist's death not necessarily linked to poaching - colleague

2015-04-11 17:48

Rumours that an Australian conservationist was killed in western Zimbabwe because of his involvement in anti-poaching activities are as yet unfounded, a colleague says.

Spotted owl could be designated endangered

2015-04-09 20:35

The US government says it is launching a review on whether to list the northern spotted owl as an 'endangered' species after a decades-old fight between conservationists and loggers.

Canada glaciers to shrink 70% by 2100

2015-04-06 22:44

The glaciers of western Canada, one of the world's most picturesque mountain regions, are likely to largely melt away over just three generations, scientists say.

Zim rangers shoot dead suspected poachers - report

2015-04-02 21:12

Game scouts in an exclusive private conservancy in south-eastern Zimbabwe have shot dead two suspected poachers, according to a report.

Endangered clouded leopard kittens born

2015-03-30 23:26

Two clouded leopard kittens were born this month at the Miami Zoo, a treat for the doting keepers and a victory in the fight to preserve a vulnerable species.

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