For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Climate change imperils one in four natural World Heritage sites, including coral reefs, glaciers, and wetlands - nearly double the number from just three years ago, a report says.
China's fiercely protected giant panda had a smaller habitat in 2013 than when it was declared endangered more than 20 years earlier.
National Zoo officials are celebrating the birth of a Bornean orangutan, the first at the zoo in 25 years
Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status was upgraded from "endangered" to "vulnerable" due to a population rebound.
Global warming is making the oceans sicker than ever before, spreading disease among animals and humans and threatening food security across the planet, a major scientific report says.
A Japanese aquarium has hatched two Humboldt penguin chicks after using artificial insemination, the first time the technique has been successfully deployed for the vulnerable species.
Cambodian authorities rescued more than half a ton of live tortoises and pythons stolen by smugglers.
Polar bears could see their numbers dwindle by nearly a third by mid-century due to climate change.
Around 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport.
The wild Chinese sturgeon is at risk of extinction, state media reports, after none of the rare fish were detected reproducing naturally in the polluted and crowded Yangtze river last year.
Nearly half the world's vertebrates faced with extinction live on islands where it is easier to control the invasive species that may endanger their survival.
A powerful combination of love and guns is helping rebuild an endangered gorilla community in the jungles of war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
There are actually four species of giraffe, not one as previously believed, researchers have said in a discovery that could change conservation efforts for the world's tallest mammal.
Scientific techniques that can wipe out invasive species or alter mosquitoes' ability to carry disease are pushing ahead, raising concerns about the ethics of permanently changing the natural world.
The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, wildlife officials say.
The Saharan Addax antelope has been pushed to the brink of extinction by poaching and loss of habitat to the oil industry, the international organisation that tracks threatened species says.
Turtles are a key scorecard on how Kenya is doing as it strives to strike a balance between developing its coastline for a billion-dollar tourism industry and preserving the environment that attracts those visitors.
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.
Pakistani authorities have seized nearly two tons of freshwater turtle meat - a record haul taken from more than 4 000 animals.
Some wild mammal species are being driven to extinction for their fur, hides, horns or tusks, but the pangolin is being eaten out of existence by wealthy humans.
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