ARTICLES RELATING TO CONSERVATION

We visited Greenpeace’s Arctic Sunrise while it docked in Cape Town. We found parsley in the bathroom, guitars hanging from the ceiling and a CrossFit challenge leader board.

2019-10-18 16:31

On 20 October it sets sail on an expedition to document Tristan lobsters and to recover ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned fishing gear).

Petting a lion cub is a really bad idea - this is why

2019-10-06 07:26

The temptation to cuddle or pet a lion cub might be inevitable, but it truly is just a big scam, says animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS.

Over half of endemic trees risk extinction in Europe

2019-09-27 14:22

More than half of Europe's endemic tree species, including the horse-chestnut, risk extinction, conservationists warn, blaming invasive species, unsustainable logging and urban development for their decline.

Reduce waste, save money: Poorest city goes green in France

2019-09-20 10:03

At her home in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that is now the country's poorest city, Magdalene Deleporte is making her own deodorant.

WATCH | Greenpeace protesters daringly dangle from Texas bridge

2019-09-13 12:04

At least 11 Greenpeace protesters could be seen dangling from the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas, near Houston, just ahead of the third 2020 Democratic debate being held in Houston.

Elephant captivity under the spotlight at upcoming Cape conference

2019-09-02 07:28

Elephant specialists from around Africa will take part in a conference to begin the process of dealing with issues of elephant captivity, welfare and the ethics of their confinement.

WATCH | Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

2019-08-28 10:27

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is willing to accept foreign aid for fighting fires devastating the Amazon rainforest, but only if the country controls the funds, his spokesperson said.

Scientists reproduce coral in lab, offering hope for reefs

2019-08-27 13:05

A team of scientists in the US have managed to reproduce coral in a lab setting for the first time ever, an encouraging step in the race to save "America's Great Barrier Reef" off the coast of Florida.

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

2019-08-21 16:17

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".

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An autonomous ‘SharkCam’ spied on basking sharks in the UK to reveal their secret shy lives

Scientists hope the images will reinforce the case for creating the world’s first protected area for basking sharks in this part of the sea.

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Nowhere to hide: Canned big cat hunting explained

2019-10-08 05:26

Many big cat cubs that are exhibited and petted at wildlife facilities end up being killed as a result of canned hunting.

100 lashes for wildlife poachers under Islamic law in Indonesia

2019-10-04 10:24

Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.

Two Czech Republic nationals found guilty of trafficking succulent plant species

2019-09-21 11:00

Two Czech Republic men have been found guilty of trafficking succulent plant species from South Africa and have been banned from entering the country again.

The battle against wildlife poachers is increasingly high-tech

2019-09-13 16:12

As conservation groups get smarter about technology, so do the poachers they are fighting to stop.

How buildings in Johannesburg could benefit from green roofs

2019-09-10 14:56

Green roofs are usually installed on flat roofs with vegetation planted in a growing medium on top of waterproofing, root barrier and cuspate sheeting. The sheeting retains moisture in between rainfall events or manual watering.

Wildlife protections tightened as southern Africa protests

2019-08-29 13:24

A global wildlife summit has decided to regulate trade in giraffes and tighten protections for endangered animals including elephants, triggering a threat from disgruntled southern African nations to leave an international treaty.

Wildlife conference adopts news protections for mako sharks

2019-08-27 15:00

A proposal to strengthen protection for mako sharks, hunted for their meat and fins, was adopted by 102 countries at the CITES global wildlife trade summit in Geneva.

WATCH | Could Africa's largest wind farm boost Kenya's green energy plans?

2019-08-22 16:41

Based in northern Kenya, Lake Turkana Wind Farm is now fully operational and could help the country to reach 100% green energy by 2020. Kwame Amoah Mensah reports.

Joburg Zoo threatens to sue animal rights group over 'distressed' elephants video

2019-08-16 14:04

The Johannesburg Zoo finds itself embroiled in another legal controversy after three elephants were caught on video in seeming distress on Elephant Day, according to animal experts.

In Botswana, elephant hunting divides opinion

2019-08-07 05:50

Conservationists doubt theory that lifting hunting ban and controlling elephant population will stem attacks on humans.

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