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Seals abort pups in mass die-off

There are a number of factors — a pollutant, virus or bacteria or malnutrition — that may have caused the 12 000 deaths on Namibia’s coast.

Nine years tracking South Africa’s white sharks ― the lessons learnt

If sharks habitats aren't known, it's harder to conserve either the animals or those habitats

Cites: Everyone wants to stop species being wiped out, but don’t agree on the solution

Some say trade will pay for conservation, others argue it will fuel poaching and trafficking.

Politics of saving species: South Africa gets its way at Cites

The environmental and hunting pack fought hard for tuskers and lions but it was late nights and intense lobbying that secured the decisions.

Activists hijack Cites and shoot down local solutions

Countries that wiped out their own species are now dictating how others should manage theirs.

Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites

The most important conservation meeting in a generation will see debates on the future of more than 500 species.

Corrupt officials to blame for ​illegal ivory trade, says Cites

Research shows that legal sale of ivory increased smuggling by 71%.

Misappropriation of ivory funds threatens rhino horn sale

900 rhino poached so far this year, with 600 of those being poached in the Kruger National Park.

Legalising rhino horn trade could save species

The 35-year Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species ban on rhino horn has not stopped the poachers, says ANC MP Johnny de Lange.

Sharks off the menu as Cites bans trade

An international conference has voted to ban trade in some shark species whose populations have fallen to crisis levels.

25 000 elephants poached in Africa

Urgent steps will have to be taken after a report at Cites sheds light on the dramatic rise in elephant poaching across Africa.

Illegal trade claims over 3 000 great apes a year

Almost 3 000 great apes, which includes chimpanzees, bonobos and gorillas, are killed or captured in the wild each year because of illegal trade.

Cites meeting in Bangkok to counter rhino poaching

With 2013 set to break new records in rhino poaching, environmental ministers will meet in Bangkok to find a solution.

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