Wolves return to Warsaw area

2015-11-25 22:04

Wolves have returned to a large national park on the northern outskirts of Warsaw, decades after they were wiped out in the area under a hunt launched by the communist authorities.

Kenya to destroy vast ivory stockpile

2015-11-16 19:04

Kenya's wildlife authority has vowed to destroy the east African country's vast ivory stockpile from several thousand elephants.

Indonesian police seize 91 pangolins

2015-11-11 17:51

Police in Indonesia's North Sumatra province have seized 91 pangolins set to be smuggled to Malaysia.

Saving water with kids

2015-11-09 12:55

How you and your kids can help conserve our water supply.

Brazil needs green taxes, conservation staff

2015-11-05 13:15

Brazil's sharp reduction of deforestation in the Amazon has cut its carbon footprint 40% since 2000, but the country must do more to reach a sustainable environment.

Rhino airwing contract fiasco

2015-11-02 10:56

A former hospital finance officer with no aviation experience won a R500 000 contract to run KwaZulu-Natal's rhino anti-poaching airwing, but had to pull out when nobody would supply him with the helicopters.

Pro-whaling demonstrate against conservationists

2015-10-31 20:51

About 50 people have staged a rally in the southern Japanese whaling town of Taiji to counter anti-whaling campaigns by conservation group Sea Shepherd.

Africa's vulture populations under threat

2015-10-29 17:28

Africa's vultures are in decline because of poisoning, and body parts are used in traditional medicine.

Lion numbers could be halved by 2035

2015-10-28 05:08

Lion populations could be halved within 20 years, with those in west Africa in danger of being wiped out due to hunting and humans' increasing need for cultivated land.

Lions, pride of Africa, vanishing in West Africa

2015-10-27 12:22

Lions, that symbol of Africa's wild beauty, power and freedom, no longer roam in Mali. Or in Ivory Coast or Ghana or war-shattered eastern Congo. Or most of the rest of West Africa.


Britain's Prince William honours Africa conservationists

2015-11-25 09:22

Britain's Prince William has honoured three conservationists for their work in Africa, including the director of one of the continent's oldest national parks who survived a gun attack.

SA white shark population in jeopardy

2015-11-13 08:56

SA's white shark population's capability to survive is in jeopardy. This is because of a low level of genetic diversity, according to research conducted by the department of botany and zoology at Stellenbosch University.

Tigers left out to dry as river dammed

2015-11-10 19:02

A tiger reserve and tribal village are threatened by a plan to dam and divert an Indian river as part of a mammoth hydro-engineering scheme.

US-born Sumatran rhino goes home

2015-11-05 19:31

The US-born Sumatran rhino named Harapan has been formally handed over to Indonesian authorities.

Ancient British tree undergoing 'sex-change'

2015-11-02 18:06

A British tree thought to be up to 5 000 years old has started to change sex, a "rare and unusual" phenomenon not fully understood by scientists, a botanist says.

Sean Penn says Paris climate talks 'last great hope'

2015-11-01 15:31

Hollywood star Sean Penn says the upcoming climate talks in Paris are the "last great chance" to stop the planet overheating.

Spooktacular! Town of Monster opens 'batbridge'

2015-10-30 19:10

In a freaky twist of the calendar, a new bridge to provide a safe haven for bats has just opened days before Halloween in a Dutch town called ... Monster.

Half of Africa's vultures flying towards extinction

2015-10-29 12:50

Africa's vultures are increasingly the victims of poisoning and poachers, leaving around half the continent's 11 vulture species critically endangered, a top conservation body has warned.

Zim ivory poachers 'buy cyanide for R680 a bag' - conservation group

2015-10-27 13:15

Suspected ivory poachers in western Zimbabwe, where another 22 elephants have been found poisoned, were allegedly sold bags of deadly cyanide for just R680, a conservation group reports.

Monarch butterflies change course to avoid Patricia

2015-10-27 10:08

Embattled monarch butterflies face an extra hurdle in this year’s migration; torrential winds and rain caused by Hurricane Patricia which crashed into Mexico last week.

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