Africa is divided over ivory trade ahead of wildlife meeting

2019-01-07 06:37

Several African countries with some of the largest elephant populations are calling for looser controls on legal ivory trade, while other countries on the continent want tighter controls.

'We're not prey' to sharks - proactive Shark Spotters initiative going swimmingly

2018-12-28 09:16

The CEO of the Shark Spotters project explains that sharks are not out to eat people, but incidents can occur when they are in the same area at the same time.

Anthrax outbreak in Zimbabwe's 'Painted Wolves' park kills 100 impala: wildlife official

2018-12-05 05:51

Nearly 100 impala have died of suspected anthrax in Zimbabwe’s tourist-loved Mana Pools National Park, home to the wild dogs made famous in the recent BBC documentary series, Dynasties.

WATCH: Hundreds of buffaloes drown in Botswana

2018-11-08 13:37

More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Botswana this week, the government says.

WATCH: The future of wind power

2018-11-07 20:45

Countries around the world may be scaling back subsidies for wind power, but that doesn't seem to be slowing sales for the big business players.

Venezuela's vanishing red bird gets a coffee pick-me-up

2018-11-05 06:58

An endangered, tiny red bird that barely fills the palm of a human hand has brought together an international team including scientists from the United States and Venezuelan coffee farmers set on rescuing it from extinction.

China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products

2018-10-30 12:22

China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under 'special circumstances', reversing a previous ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups.

Two rhinos die in Chad after being relocated from SA

2018-10-21 18:06

Two of six critically endangered black rhinos have died of unknown causes five months after being flown from South Africa to Chad in a pioneering project to re-introduce the animals, officials say.

Canals remain an open sore in Masiphumele wetlands

2018-10-13 11:42

More than a year after the Western Cape government told the City of Cape Town to clean up the wetlands informal settlement in Masiphumelele, residents are unhappy about the lack of progress.

WATCH: 'The Beach' of movie fame to stay closed for rehab

2018-10-03 20:04

Authorities in Thailand have indefinitely extended the closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists.

 

Seven Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe court over rhino horn stash

2019-01-04 07:35

Seven Chinese nationals have appeared in a Zimbabwe court after they were arrested last month with rhino horn pieces worth nearly a million dollars.

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

2018-12-15 12:17

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle plastic pollution at the source.

WATCH: Waste not: South Africa makes world's first human urine brick

2018-11-15 15:25

One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.

Recovery of endangered whales hampered by humans long after hunting

2018-11-08 06:10

When an endangered female North Atlantic right whale spends months, even years, disentangling itself from cast-off fishing nets, there's not much energy left over for mating and nursing calves.

Four SA rhinos die after Chad conservation effort

2018-11-06 15:42

Four out of six South African rhinos that were transferred to a park in southeast Chad in a bid to revive the endangered species have died, but not from poaching, conservationists say.

Nature under assault: Key indicators

2018-10-31 12:25

The World Wildlife Fund and partners have tracked population changes in Earth's animal species for decades. News from the latest "Living Planet" report is more grim than ever.

Zimbabwe white rhino destined for DRC 'shot in pen': report

2018-10-22 06:07

One of the ten white rhinos captured in Zimbabwe for export to the DRC had to be shot after it injured a game ranger while in captivity, a newspaper is reporting.

Tourism vital to sustain SA’s game reserves

2018-10-21 16:06

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom says growing safari tourism is vital to sustain and develop South Africa’s game reserves and the conservation work they do.

PICS: Melania Trump feeds baby elephants as Kenya visit begins

2018-10-05 11:51

Melania Trunp has taken part in a baby elephant feeding as she visited a national park in Kenya to highlight conservation efforts.

Over 300 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

2018-10-01 11:05

More than 300 hawksbill turtles have hatched on beaches in Singapore this month and been released into the sea, authorities said, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.

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