Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Researchers believe the only way to protect the species from going extinct, and not lose the income legally fished abalone generates, is international collaboration.
Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory.
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.
Elephant census figures released by Tanzania show a catastrophic decline over the last five years.
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.
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 wildlife police have seize 14 elephants believed illegally smuggled or taken from the wild.
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.
Punters in Myanmar are haggling about the latest traditional medicine cure - slices of skin from the country's fast disappearing wild elephants.
The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution to tackle illegal smuggling of endangered wildlife like elephants and rhinoceros.
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.
Three tons of illegal ivory has been crushed in Paris in Europe's first destruction of a stockpile of the banned elephant tusks.
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.
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