Hawks nab alleged poachers of endangered species

2019-07-15 22:59

Two people have been arrested in Cape Town for the illegal possession of pangolin scales.

Kenyans get hooked on fish leather

2019-01-14 10:44

A food factory in northern Kenya is turning fish skins in to leather, providing a light and durable alternative to endangered animals.

Police break up Spanish ring selling endangered turtles

2018-08-24 07:58

The European law enforcement agency says Spanish police have shut down what they believe to be Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm, selling endangered species worth 10 000 euros ($11 500) each.

A rare Cape vulture survived tangling with a power line and being shipped to the US – only to be killed in a hailstorm this week

2018-08-08 11:07

Motswari was one of a critically small number of endangered Cape vultures in zoo breeding programmes. Then, on Monday, a hectic hailstorm hit the American zoo she called home.

Bat that helps make tequila gets off endangered species list

2018-04-19 07:05

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the federal endangered species list.

Over 100 endangered turtles hatch in Singapore

2018-01-24 07:12

Over 100 baby turtles have hatched on a Singapore beach before being released into the sea, authorities say, in a boost for the critically endangered creatures.

Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

2017-02-15 11:30

A collapse in the population of the iconic West Coast rock lobster may finally sever the area’s ties to its fishing past and drive its people into new forms of employment.

Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

2015-07-01 08:46

Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species.

Survival for endangered species depends on 'Frozen Zoo'

2015-02-11 18:19

Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen

Chinese fishermen jailed over turtles

2014-05-10 21:59

The Philippines has jailed 11 Chinese fishermen caught with endangered sea turtles off a disputed shoal in the South China Sea.


PICS: Pangolins in peril: The world's most illegally traded mammal

2019-01-21 20:26

Rhino Revolution has formed an alliance with the African Pangolin Working Group to provide a rehabilitation service and centre for pangolins being seized from poachers in the Lowveld.

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.

A cruise line is facing public fury after one of its guards shot and killed a polar bear

2018-07-30 21:22

Guards employed by Hapag-Llyod Cruises shot and killed a polar bear on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago after the animal attacked one of their colleagues.

12 rare animals that are teetering on the brink of extinction

2018-03-15 17:19

Here are 12 species at risk of extinction, including some that you probably didn’t even know existed.

India passenger train kills 2 Asian elephants

2017-11-19 19:12

Two endangered Asian elephants have been hit and killed by a passenger train near the city of Gauhati in northeastern India.

US alligator snapping turtles could be protected

2015-07-02 16:24

Federal protection may be needed for three amphibian species and seven reptiles, including the hard-biting, spiky-shelled alligator snapping turtle, the US Fish and Wildlife Service says.

Aquarium offers endangered penguins 'honeymoon suites'

2015-04-21 14:15

The New England Aquarium is enticing the nearly extinct African species to mate.

Celebrities rally against rhino poaching

2014-07-03 12:41

Since 2013, rhinos have been killed every 11 hours. In response to this rising epidemic, Prince William, David Beckham and Yao Ming teamed up to spread awareness.

Otter fishing in Bangladesh faces extinction

2014-03-24 12:39

Otter fishing, a centuries-old fishing partnership between fishermen and otters, has declined sharply because fish are becoming increasingly scarce.

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