Survival for endangered species depends on 'Frozen Zoo'

2015-02-11 18:19

Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen


Wildlife forms part of some great travel adventures, but continued human error has affected many species so much so that the next few years could be the last time we see some of these precious animals during our travels.

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Rescued baby elephant dies

2010-06-20 14:17

A rare baby pygmy elephant rescued from a plantation moat early this month has apparently died on Borneo Island in Malaysia.

WWF: Illegal nets kill dolphins

2009-08-31 08:03

The international community should pressure Morocco to stop using banned fishing nets that entangle threatened animals such as dolphins, sharks and sea turtles, the WWF said.

150 yellowwood trees poisoned

2009-08-04 11:37

About 150 yellowwood trees, an endangered species and the national tree of South Africa, have been chopped down and poisoned because they were mistaken for black wattle trees.

'Protect Borneo rhino habitat'

2009-07-03 07:54

The future of one of the world's rarest animals, the Borneo rhino, depends on action taken to protect the forest reserves where it lives, conservation group WWF said.

15 Sumatran elephants killed

2009-06-24 09:35

At least 15 endangered Sumatran elephants have been shot or poisoned to death with cyanide-laced fruit this year, a government conservationist said.

Ape hospital sparks outrage

2009-06-08 09:01

A Malaysian orangutan sanctuary where baby apes wear nappies, sleep in cots and are cared for by nurses has drawn the wrath of environmentalists.

Otter fishing in Bangladesh faces extinction

2014-03-24 12:39

Otter fishing, a centuries-old fishing partnership between fishermen and otters, has declined sharply because fish are becoming increasingly scarce.


Chinese fishermen jailed over turtles

2014-05-10 21:59

The Philippines has jailed 11 Chinese fishermen caught with endangered sea turtles off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.

Invasive trees used for desks

2013-01-25 21:54

An unwelcome tree species has brought welcome relief to school children sharing desks in class, it was reported.

Rare tiger cubs caught on video

2010-01-07 22:08

A video camera in the jungles of Indonesia has captured the first known footage of Sumatran tiger cubs in the wild, boosting efforts to conserve the endangered species, an environmental group has said.

First panda from frozen sperm

2009-07-24 18:15

China has announced the first successful birth of a panda cub from artificial insemination using frozen sperm.

Sharks facing extinction

2009-06-25 22:42

A third of the world's open water sharks - including the great white and hammerhead - face extinction, a major conservation survey has revealed.

Navy protects sea turtles

2009-06-22 14:13

Sea turtles have to battle humans hungry for their meat or eggs and fungal infections to survive, but in Thailand, the endangered species have the navy on their side.

Hunt the black rhino to save the black rhino

2014-01-13 10:32

The Dallas Safari Club is set to auction a permit to shoot a black rhino – a fundraiser that's sparked outrage.

Celebrities rally against rhino poaching

2014-07-03 12:41

Since 2013, rhinos have been killed every 11 hours. In response to this rising epidemic, Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming teamed up to spread awareness.

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