PICS | Tigers rescued in Germany begin new life in SA

2019-10-25 11:54

Two tiger siblings have been rescued from a facility in Germany and brought to the safety of a South African sanctuary.

Pangolin scales seized in Malaysia

2017-06-16 14:01

A $1.2 million illegal shipment of scales from the critically endangered pangolin have been uncovered in Malaysia, officials said Friday, the second such seizure in a week.

Myanmar's elephants threatened by fad

2017-01-22 15:27

Punters in Myanmar are haggling about the latest traditional medicine cure - slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants.

UN adopts resolution to fight wildlife trafficking

2015-07-30 22:30

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.

Thai ivory boom fuelling Africa elephant crisis

2014-07-02 19:24

Thailand's "out of control" ivory market is driving Africa's elephant poaching crisis, conservationists have warned, accusing the kingdom of backsliding on its pledges.

Illegal ivory crushed in Paris

2014-02-06 21:15

Three tons of illegal ivory has been crushed in Paris in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.

Rhino poaching is a worthwhile fight, says WWF

2013-09-17 14:05

The war against rhino poaching can be won, despite the increasing poaching that has seen rhino species go extinct in several countries, an environmental organisation has said.


SA has lost 96 million abalone to poaching since 2000 - new report

2018-09-19 07:28

Researchers believe the only way to protect the species from going extinct, and not lose the income legally fished abalone generates, is international collaboration.

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.

Two tigers killed or trafficked every week

2016-11-16 16:53

Two tigers are killed or illegally trafficked every week, according to fresh analysis that warned of the "disastrous impact" on the 4 000 big cats left in the wild.

Tanzania elephant catastrophe

2015-06-02 19:38

Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a catastrophic decline over the last five years.

Illegal trade spikes in rare South Asian turtle

2014-05-23 13:55

A South Asian turtle famed for its polka dot skin is under growing threat of extinction as demand for it as an exotic pet booms, a wildlife monitoring group warned Friday.

Ivory seizures swell hidden Hong Kong cache

2013-11-18 10:23

Hong Kong is resisting destruction of illicit ivory as seizures swell its well-guarded cache of 30 metric tons, sparking fears of corruption as its demand on the black market increases.

Thai cops seize elephants with fake IDs

2013-08-21 23:29

Thai wildlife police have seize 14 elephants believed illegally smuggled or taken from the wild.

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