A rhino called Thandi that survived an attack by poachers in the Eastern Cape has fallen pregnant, says the Kariega Game Reserve.
25 000 elephants have been killed last year across Africa, and the numbers will grow, a continental conference on poaching has heard.
Steven M Wise is campaigning for chimps' right to seek freedom from unlawful detention on the grounds that they are essentially people.
A report on greenhouse gas emissions says just 90 carbon emitters, some of which are South African, are reponsible for two-thirds of global emissions.
While South African companies lead the world in disclosing their carbon emissions, they are doing little to lower them.
The relentless poaching of rhino has been continuing with 1 000 set to be killed by the end of 2013.
This year's global climate conference has increased pessimism about the future.
Conflicting laws for a mine in liquidation allow Blyvoor mine's owners to dodge their responsibilities.
The second-last day of the global climate change conference in Poland has seen 800 delegates walk out of the talks over a lack of progress.
Rich developed countries remain reluctant to compensate poorer nations financially for devastation wrought by increasingly extreme weather phenomena.
The cubs – one male, one female – are the offspring of lions smuggled into Gaza through tunnels from Egypt four years ago.
The Melville Koppies were home to Tswana and Sotho clans, and the remnants are still visible.
Blyvooruitzicht's residents have nowhere to turn while choking on dust from a slimes dam that belongs to the stricken gold mine.
The government has been pushing for the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn, which has been banned for three decades.
2013 is set to continue the trend of all the warmest years on record occuring after 1998, making it the seventh hottest year in recorded history.
Opinion is divided between those who think legalising the horn trade will save the animal and those who think the move will be ineffective.
Taking the devastation wrought on their country as a warning, the Philippine delegation at COP19 has called for urgent progress on climate change.
Company "unlawfully and intentionally disposed of building and demolition waste, whilst not being in possession of a waste-management license".
The environment show 50/50 has ignited a legal feud in rhino conservation circles, writes Sipho Kings.