Conservation organisation launches World Pangolin Day awareness campaign

2020-02-15 16:08

Conservation non-profit organisation Pangolin.Africa launches a World Pangolin Day campaign which will involve ordinary people from across the globe.

WATCH | WWF project translocates 200th black rhino

2019-08-07 15:37

The WWF's Black Rhino Range Expansion Project in South Africa recently translocated its 200th black rhino to a 14 000-hectare reserve in the Eastern Cape.

Wildlife smugglers trying new tricks on planes

2019-06-03 20:07

Improved cargo scanning means there has been a shift in how wildlife is being smuggled on planes, says a senior executive at the International Air Transport Association.

Taking hands to fight illegal wildlife trade

2018-10-11 08:13

Illegal wildlife trade is one of the greatest threats faced by species globally. In South Africa, nothing makes this point clearer than the rhino poaching we have experienced, writes Ashleigh Dore.

Palm oil 'decimating' wildlife, solutions elusive - report

2018-06-28 06:44

Palm oil production has "decimated" animal and plant life in Malaysia and Indonesia and threatens pristine forests in central Africa and South America, a leading international conservation group warns.

Cuddle Me, Kill Me - A true account of SA’s captive lion breeding and canned hunting industry by Richard Peirce

2018-05-02 14:52

Warning: Content may upset sensitive readers. As the world reacts to news of a recent lion attack, we take a look at a book that details why captive lion breeding and canned hunting should be abolished.

World Wildlife Day: silencing the roars of the king

2018-03-02 14:28

Given the precarious situation of the lion species, it should come as no surprise that the theme of this year's World Wildlife Day (3 March) celebrations is Big cats: Predators under threat, writes Taime Sylvester.

WATCH: Thrashing ragged-tooth shark hauled into tank

Four divers diced with ragged-tooth sharks at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town on Tuesday when removing them from an exhibit.

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KNP gets new chief ranger

2015-11-04 16:34

A new chief ranger has been appointed at Kruger National Park with the huge task of stemming record levels of rhino poaching.

Canadian pleads guilty in NY rhino horns case

2014-11-26 08:59

A Canadian antiques dealer swept up in a US crackdown on illegal trafficking in rhinoceros horns has pleaded guilty to a wildlife smuggling charge.


Southern African nations threaten to quit wildlife trade monitor

2019-09-01 08:17

Southern African nations are threatening to quit the global wildlife trade regulator after it refused to relax restrictions on trade in ivory and rhino horn and imposed a near total ban on zoos taking African elephants captured in the wild.

ANALYSIS: Botswana has an elephant poaching problem, not an overpopulation problem

2019-07-01 16:51

The Botswana government recently reintroduced trophy hunting after a five-year moratorium. It did so on the pretext that Botswana has “too many elephants”. But a new academic paper shows that this argument doesn’t hold.

Counting the contribution of hunting to South Africa's economy

2018-11-17 07:11

The research found that hunters (consumptive wildlife tourist) spend double and more the amount than non-consumptive wildlife tourists.

Gugulethu's story and how it gives hope for Africa's wildlife

2018-08-22 08:35

For three days Gugulethu took us around the game reserve and out on the Zambezi river. His passion for the animals was infectious as was his wide smile and deep laugh, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

2018-05-29 07:03

A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.

Trump wildlife protection board has many trophy hunters

2018-03-19 12:46

A new US advisory board created to help rewrite federal rules for importing the heads and hides of African elephants, lions and rhinos is stacked with trophy hunters, including some members with direct ties to US President Donald Trump's family.

Pupils in awe after trips

2017-03-17 09:41

Set on promoting a culture of eco-conservation among local high school pupils, the Jonny Lowe Memorial Trust is working towards reconnecting Pietermaritzburg’s youth with wildlife.

WATCH: Nail-biting moment rescuers tag dog-eating lion

Watch as a dog-eating lioness is tagged in Kariba, Zimbabwe. A team with members from National Parks and AWARE Trust darted the predator and moved her a safe distance from the town.

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Airlines sign pledge to protect wildlife

2015-06-09 12:03

The International Air Transport Association and wildlife body Cites have signed an agreement providing a formal framework to stop the scourge of illegal trade in wildlife.

Watch: Elephant herd rallies to save drowning calf being swept down river

2014-05-13 10:20

If you didn't know just how amazing elephants actually are, this video will leave you with little doubt.

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