Botswana is re-legalising hunting elephants because it says they're causing chaos by killing livestock and fighting with people

2019-05-23 15:06

Botswana has 130,000 elephants, more than any other country. Its Environment Ministry says the levels need to be controlled to protect humans.

'Super corals' give glimmer of hope for world's dying reefs

2019-05-15 22:13

Hawaiian "super corals" that have recovered despite living in warm and acidic water offer a glimmer of hope that dying reefs across the world could be saved, a new study says.

In a South African experiment, bees are now being used to scare off destructive elephants

The elephant populations in South Africa's National parks are growing, and the big animals can be hungry. Bees could help save this one tree species from destruction.

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How this SA biologist became obsessed with parrots and was nearly killed by a hippo in a bid to save the Okavango

2019-04-14 12:36

Steve Boyes' work helped the area become a world heritage site in 2014, and made him a TED senior fellow.

WATCH: China rebuilding its cities into water absorbent urban areas

2019-04-12 13:47

China plans to address faulty drainage systems, urban flooding and water scarcity by building "sponge cities".

Balule elephant hunters acquitted, despite eyewitness reports

2019-03-28 07:34

Balule Associated Nature Reserve in Limpopo has justified the killing of a young elephant bull in front of tourists as an "act of self-defence".

Legalising rhino horn trade the obvious answer to SA's poaching problems

2019-03-18 11:06

Those who are opposed to legal rhino horn trading either do not understand the realities of rhino conservation, or have a vested interest in rhino remaining endangered, writes Peter Oberem.

WATCH: Scientists begin exploring Indian Ocean depths in Seychelles

2019-03-09 15:52

An unprecedented mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves began its research in Seychelles waters.

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

2019-02-22 07:08

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.

Scientists fine-tune method to save rhinos

2019-02-18 14:05

Only two northern white rhinos exist in the world: Both are female and neither can bear calves. But scientists have not given up hope of saving the species from extinction.


McDonald's just opened a tiny restaurant for bees — here's what it's like inside

2019-05-22 20:06

McDonald's commissioned the project to pay homage to its restaurants in Sweden that have beehives on their rooftops.

Scientists are trying to 'bribe' South African penguins with sexy decoys and enticing bird calls

2019-05-09 06:23

A safe new colony has been set up for penguins - but now they have to be convinced to move there.

'We are running out of excuses, time' - Seychelles president's plea for protection of oceans in underwater speech

2019-04-16 08:09

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president has made a global plea for stronger protection of the 'beating blue heart of our planet'.

WATCH: Scientists use fake eggs to monitor cranes

2019-04-12 23:01

Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch

WATCH: How fish farming is reducing its impact on the environment

2019-03-18 13:05

Aquaculture has the potential to sustainably feed millions but first, its impact on the environment needs to be addressed.

WATCH: Wildlife refuge asks for donation of old mascara wand

2019-03-13 20:51

A wildlife refuge has found a quirky tool to help animals in need used mascara brushes.

The world's largest bee was found in the wild 38 years after its last sighting. It was one of the planet's top 25 'most wanted' species.

2019-03-06 07:40

Wallace's giant bee hadn't been seen alive for nearly four decades. Now, scientists have found and photographed it in Indonesia.

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

2019-02-19 15:02

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warn.

Tasmania fires may 'wipe out' ancient species

2019-02-18 11:19

Tasmania's ancient rainforest and alpine flora species face an uncertain future, scientists have warned, after out-of-control bushfires consumed vast tracts of wild bushland.

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