ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Scotty the turtle released from uShaka after intensive rehabilitation

2017-03-18 10:38

After six months rehabilitation in uShaka Sea World, Scotty the turtle is once again free to swim in the Indian Ocean.

Innovative Kruger Park surveillance technology stops poachers in their tracks

2017-03-16 18:53

Two weeks after its introduction, the Kruger National Park's wide range surveillance technology, the Meerkat, has managed to stop five out of nine detected rhino poaching incidents.

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of elephant tusks

2017-03-07 18:17

Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory.

Rhino poaching dips, stays above 10 000

2017-02-27 20:52

Poachers killed 1 054 rhino for their horns in 2016, a ten percent dip on a year earlier.

Zoo introduces rare African painted pups to public

2017-02-20 08:16

An Ohio zoo says a litter of six African painted dog puppies can be viewed by the public as the puppies, from the endangered species, have begun exploring.

Pope Francis wades into US oil pipeline dispute

2017-02-16 08:08

Pope Francis has insisted that indigenous peoples must give prior consent for any economic activity on their ancestral lands in reference to the North Dakota oil pipeline.

Chinese authorities probe endangered pangolin banquet

2017-02-09 19:33

Chinese authorities are investigating a banquet where government officials may have feasted on endangered pangolins, considered the most trafficked mammal on earth, after social media posts about the meal drew outrage.

Trade in lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny

2017-02-05 15:44

Trade in African lion bones for Asian market faces scrutiny as new reports say entire skeletons are "being taken".

Conservationists in SA offer fake leopard hides

2017-01-31 08:40

Many worshippers of the Shembe church of southern Africa are expected to attend a rally near Durban, some wearing fake leopard hides.

3 lions killed for body parts

2017-01-28 10:23

Three lions have been killed for their body parts at a Turffontein farm near the Ranch outside Polokwane.

 

Cyprus poachers kill 2.3 million songbirds in 2016

2017-03-16 23:17

Poachers in Cyprus killed an estimated 2.3 million birds in autumn 2016, including 800 000 on a British military base.

Rare beaked whale makes film debut

2017-03-08 05:42

True's beaked whales, an elusive and little-studied mammal, have been captured on video for the first time, say researchers.

WATCH: This tracker dog behaves 'brilliantly' when Zim elephant charges

2017-03-04 09:01

Being charged by an elephant would get anyone's blood pumping - but just look how well this tracker dog in Zimbabwe behaves!

Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

2017-02-23 12:42

Baby primate Vena shyly turned her head away from a bottle as two vets tried to feed her, the latest Bornean orangutan rescued in Indonesia after being kept as a pet.

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

2017-02-18 19:14

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners are confronting a massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

Driver flees from vehicle loaded with perlemoen

2017-02-10 10:03

Western Cape police are investigating the origin of a haul of perlemoen worth about R800 000 found in a vehicle in Hermanus.

WWF calls for ban to save last of vaquita porpoises

2017-02-08 12:31

The WWF has called for a ban on fishing in the habitat of the vaquita porpoise, noting that experts say fewer than 30 of the critically endangered mammals probably remain.

Thai cops seize record three tons of pangolin scales

2017-02-02 12:34

Thai customs police unveiled a massive three-ton cache of seized pangolin scales intended for Asia's lucrative wildlife markets, where feverish demand for the 'scaly anteater' has turned it into the most trafficked mammal on earth.

House to take crack at repealing Obama-era regulations

2017-01-28 18:51

House Republicans are on track to overturn a handful of rules finalised in President Barack Obama's final months in office.

Cheetah mom finally reveals her cubs

2017-01-24 11:44

After months of being hidden by their mother, three cheetah cubs have made their appearance at the Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

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