PICS: 12-hour days as Sanccob team rescues scores of oiled sea birds near Port Elizabeth

2019-07-11 13:19

Sanccob expects another 50 oiled African penguins from the St Croix Island as the battle to rescue the sea birds continues.

A parrot taught itself how to dance — and it knows 14 unique moves

2019-07-09 20:28

Snowball, a cockatoo, first went viral for its dance moves in 2007. Now, scientists believe he's taught himself 14 distinct moves.

A British supermarket is facing boycott calls for trying to keep out birds from South Africa

2019-03-16 10:29

Bird-lovers are up in arms after a Tesco in Norwich in the UK put up netting to prevent swallows nesting above shopping trolleys – after travelling more than 8,000 kilometres from South Africa to do so.

WATCH: You will be mesmerised by this astonishing display of starlings in shape-shifting flight

2018-11-02 19:43

A huge flight of birds were seen swirling in mesmerising shapes above the sky of Nekrasovakaya, a village in Russia's Krasnodar Region.

WATCH: Taking flight with one of the world's rarest birds

2018-09-11 20:16

The northern bald ibis is one of the world's rarest birds. In the first project of its kind, conservationists in microlites are helping to reintroduce the species.

Wind farms can be deadly

2017-12-17 06:02

The turbines are not necessarily the sustainable developments they are touted to be, with bird experts and environmentalists calling for stricter policing of wind farms.

Cats kill one million birds a day in Australia

2017-10-04 07:25

Feral and pet cats kill more than one million birds in Australia every day, new research has shown, with the staggering slaughter driving the decline of many species.

Some birds smell to navigate, experiment shows

2017-08-29 19:14

At least one species of sea-faring bird uses its sense of smell to navigate over ocean waters, according to a novel experiment described in a study.

Bald eagles poisoned by lead

2017-07-16 22:30

Wildlife advocates say a growing number of bald eagles are being poisoned by ingesting lead from ammunition in animal carcasses left behind by hunters.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

 

Race on to save endangered sea birds covered in oil near Port Elizabeth

2019-07-10 14:53

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds is frantically rescuing oil-covered sea birds near Port Elizabeth.

A rare bird spotted in England turned out to be a seagull covered in curry

2019-07-09 05:37

A curry-covered seagull made news in England when passing motorists mistook it for a rare tropical bird.

Book on cranes ‘a tool for future awareness’, says author

2018-10-25 15:56

What started as five-year journey into the world of South African cranes by wildlife photographer Daniel Dolpire and bird expert David Allan has ended in the publication of their “coffee table” book, The Sentinels.

Drones breaking the rules, crashing through windows and fighting with cheetahs are why you can't get insurance for one

2018-03-29 10:50

Insurance companies won't cover drones. These videos show exactly why that is.

25 years for Tanzanian ostrich egg smugglers

2017-12-08 15:54

Two Tanzanian men caught with 16 ostrich eggs were sentenced to 25 years in jail after being convicted of "economic sabotage".

US take aim at non-native swans

2017-09-17 22:26

The graceful mute swan, symbol of love and hero of storybooks, is targeted for destruction by wildlife managers in New York and other states.

California cops seize 2 000 animals near LA

2017-08-06 21:28

Investigators have discovered more than 2 000 snakes, parrots, chickens and other animals - around half of them dead - at an industrial park near Los Angeles.

Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

Can fireworks for sake of bald eagles - US town

2017-06-29 16:05

Independence Day traditions in one Connecticut town are clashing with an effort to protect an iconic symbol of the United States, bald eagles.

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