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A 45-year-old conservationist has been trampled to death by two elephants in the game reserve where he tried to protect them. Now his family and friends are calling on authorities not to harm the elephants.
Rhino poaching in South Africa is on the decline as the government makes a concerted effort to battle the scourge that threatens a critically endangered species.
The city says it has employed additional staff to assist in central clean-ups to mop up the problem for now.
Animal campaigners demanded on Friday that a Botswana hunter's licence be revoked after an elephant was killed despite being protected, raising tensions over the country's new hunting rules.
A goat to both Zulu and Xhosa tribes is more than just a sturdy animal uniquely adapted to the harshness of this continent. It is a mystical creature used in rituals and ceremonies.
On 20 October it sets sail on an expedition to document Tristan lobsters and to recover ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned fishing gear).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nigeria's environment ministry has ordered an investigation into a video showing an endangered manatee being dragged along a street after the images of the captured sea mammal sparked outrage from conservationists.
Previous attempts to get the tyre off, such as luring the crocodile using chicken and meat, have been unsuccessful.
After heavy rain tons of plastic was sent downstream to crash in the waves off the Umgeni River Mouth, in Durban.
Large super-groups of Humpback whales, reaching as many as 150 per group, are gathering off Dassen Island, some 45 kilometres south of Saldanha Bay.
Four lions were found dead in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve with their paws and jaws missing.
Many big cat cubs that are exhibited and petted at wildlife facilities end up being killed as a result of canned hunting.
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 men have been found guilty of trafficking succulent plant species from South Africa and have been banned from entering the country again.
As conservation groups get smarter about technology, so do the poachers they are fighting to stop.
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