ARTICLES RELATING TO WILDLIFE

5 wanted rhino poachers arrested in Hazyview

2019-10-05 19:42

Five rhino poachers who were wanted for cases in Kwazulu-Natal have been arrested in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, police say.

A South African photographer captured a once-in-a-lifetime image when a submarine photobombed her shot of a whale in mid air

2019-09-18 17:10

While whales and the submarine are often spotted around these waters, images of the two so close together and in the same frame are rare.

Hunters turn gamekeepers to help Central Africa's threatened wildlife

2019-09-02 15:10

Jean moves deftly through the tangle of roots and branches before waiting for the rainforest to give him a clue.

This emotional wildlife documentary series will connect you with nature

2019-08-09 10:00

'Serengeti', the new wildlife documentary series on BBC Earth (DStv 184) is a departure from any natural history show you've watched before.

PICS: 29 cheetah cubs rescued from wildlife smuggling trade

2019-07-20 10:50

Twenty-nine cheetah cubs, destined to be sold as pets, have been rescued from an illegal smuggling trade in Somaliland.

WATCH: 'Dangerous' baboon on the loose in Northcliff - 'People should stay indoors'

2019-07-17 15:24

The Community Led Animal Welfare Group is urging Northcliff residents to be vigilant while they are hot on the trail of a baboon that is on the loose in the area.

There's a thriving population of radioactive animals that have taken over the abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone, even though the area is toxic for humans

2019-06-05 10:52

After the world’s worst nuclear accident, people abandoned the area around Chernobyl. In their absence, many of the animals are actually thriving.

The prince and the pangolin: William joins fight to save this shy little critter

2019-05-15 07:34

Prince William has joined the fight to end wildlife crime, which includes protecting the pangolin from horrific poaching and illegal trade that is driving them to extinction.

Botswana president likens elephants to European migrants

2019-04-16 20:44

The president of Botswana, the nation with the world’s largest elephant population, likened the country’s travails with its numerous pachyderms to the number of Africans who have migrated to Europe to find a better life.

High-tech helicopter, drone to help find missing Karoo lion

2019-03-08 15:52

The search for a missing lion from a Karoo park is set to step up a gear as a company deploys a high-tech helicopter.

 

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.

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.

We've killed off more than 50% of forest animals on Earth, a new report found — even more evidence of a 6th mass extinction

2019-08-21 17:26

Forests are our "greatest natural ally in the fight against global warming," said one conservationist.

Tiny, glow-in-the-dark sharks have been discovered in the Gulf of Mexico

2019-07-22 20:53

It is just 14 cm long, and has some unusual features like a pouch that squirts out small puffs of glowing bioluminous fluid clouds.

Computers are starting to track South African animal 'celebrities' and bring the bush into your lounge

2019-07-20 08:49

The AI may also eventually combat poaching and predict animal behaviour.

WATCH: Eel trafficking - the £3bn illegal trade becoming a major wildlife crime

2019-07-09 08:29

Authorities are battling against a trade seeing more than 300 million European eels trafficked from Europe to Asia each year.

Scientists: How we found out that rat poisons are killing wildlife in Cape Town

2019-05-30 13:44

Wildlife near cities face many dangers. Some are easy to detect, such as when new developments destroy natural habitat. Others are less obvious.

Here’s how canned South African lions are advertised to UK hunters – for up to R780,000 each

2019-04-29 12:56

UK politician Lord Ashcroft wants to embarrass the South African government into banning canned lion hunting – and started with a front-page splash in a major British newspaper with details of the "year long" investigation named Project Simba that he funded.

A British supermarket is facing boycott calls for trying to keep out birds from South Africa

2019-03-16 10:29

Bird-lovers are up in arms after a Tesco in Norwich in the UK put up netting to prevent swallows nesting above shopping trolleys – after travelling more than 8,000 kilometres from South Africa to do so.

The densest known population of this African wild cat now lives right next door to Sasol’s industrial Mordor

2019-02-06 16:52

Researchers spent four years documenting the elusive serval found on a protected reserve used as a buffer zone around the Sasol plant in Secunda – not exactly a place you'd think hospitable to predators by the looks of it.

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