ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

Tanzanians charged with British wildlife pilot murder

2016-02-11 22:04

Nine Tanzanians have been charged in connection with the murder of a British conservationist whose helicopter was shot down while he chased suspected poachers.

WATCH: The only known US jaguar roaming Arizona

2016-02-04 11:21

The only known wild jaguar in the United States has been seen roaming parts of an Arizona mountain range in the first publicly released video of the giant cat.

Birders to assess impact of drought in Kruger Park

2016-01-29 12:16

Some 600 birders will spend a month assessing the impact of the drought on bird populations in the Kruger National Park.

Stellies balloon release tradition goes out with a bang

2016-01-23 11:28

A Stellenbosch University tradition of releasing thousands of helium balloons carrying the hopes and dreams of first years has fallen, thanks to a campaign by environmentalists.

Zim won't apologise for exporting animals to China – minister

2016-01-04 15:03

Zimbabwe's government has reportedly said it would be exporting more of its wildlife to China in order to raise necessary funds to look after its animals.

Floating waste dam to be tested in North Sea

2015-12-31 07:45

A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world's oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016.

Pedals the bear healthy and walking upright

2015-12-29 15:27

New Jersey wildlife officials say Pedals the bear is apparently well and still walking upright on its two hind legs.

Cape Town's penguin protection measures working - City

2015-12-28 14:54

Attempts to protect African penguins at hotspots in the Simon's Town area are paying off, the City of Cape Town’s environmental department says.

Maties researcher uses athletes' belt to track wildebeest stress levels

2015-12-23 10:36

A Stellenbosch University researcher has used biotelemetry belts - normally used to test athletes - to determine how stressed wildebeest get when placed in a boma, prior to being moved.

Eland roam Cape Flats again after more than 200 years

2015-12-18 16:43

Five eland are roaming the Cape Flats for the first time in more than 200 years, as part of a pilot project to control overgrown shrubs.

 

Tourists pay R100 to save baby duiker from grisly fate

2016-02-08 17:53

A newborn red duiker has been rescued when tourists bought it for R100 and took it to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre near Hoedspruit, Limpopo.

Lions found in remote Ethiopian park

2016-02-01 19:32

Conservationists say they have confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species.

Kenya to burn massive ivory stockpile

2016-01-26 21:01

Kenya will torch its vast stockpile of ivory at a star-studded summit to include Hollywood celebrities, presidents and business leaders.

Rare Cambodian elephant footage raises survival hopes

2016-01-15 08:20

Rare footage of an elephant herd roaming through Cambodia's biggest forest sanctuary signals the success of a 14-year conservation programme and raises hopes for the endangered species' survival, an environment group says.

Brazil defends treasures of its 'Blue Amazon'

2015-12-31 14:30

Scientists are flocking to Trindade island dubbed the "Blue Amazon" to study mineral reserves, hundreds of years after pirates plundered the area.

African Penguins face threat from pet dogs

2015-12-29 16:30

African Penguins are struggling to find food at sea, contributing to a sharp drop in numbers, but they also face a shore-based threat in SA - pet dogs.

How to move a 30-ton whale carcass

2015-12-28 15:25

Removing a 30-ton beached whale from the Strand beach was a massive effort involving dozens of people and several government departments.

US lion import laws to cut SA hunting revenue

2015-12-27 14:00

New US restrictions on importing lion carcasses will cut revenue from hunting captive-bred lions by half, according to the Professional Hunters’ Association of SA.

Moz elephants tagged, collared 'to keep them safe'

2015-12-22 12:07

Wildlife vets have darted and collared 20 elephants in the Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique. The aim is to track the movements of family groups in an effort to protect wildlife from poaching and to determine how the animals use the landscape.

Sad story emerges of Plett's stranded orca

2015-12-17 14:34

Scientists have had a rare opportunity to inspect a dead killer whale that washed up at Plettenberg Bay this week. And its stomach contents have painted a sad story of how she may have spent her last days.

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