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.

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.

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.

Aquarium offers endangered penguins 'honeymoon suites'

2015-04-21 14:15

The New England Aquarium is enticing the nearly extinct African species to mate.


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.

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.

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.

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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