endangered animals

 
Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea
Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea
Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren’t stringent enough, and because of...
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation
Understanding Earth’s species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its
Hunters should stop using lead bullets and help save the vultures
Hunters should stop using lead bullets and help save the vultures
Vultures in Africa are in crisis. Across the continent...
Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love
Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin' the love
In the end, Romeo the lonesome Bolivian frog found more love than he could have imagined.
Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species
Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species
Australian dogs are being trained to sniff out the droppings of endangered animals in a scheme that offers greater understanding of threatened...
Poachers nabbed with SA’s scaly treasure
Poachers nabbed with SA’s scaly treasure
Last Tuesday, a tip-off led to nature conservationists and the police conducting a roadblock on a main road in the Hammanskraal area — and...
Zimbabwe forges ahead with plans to export elephants
Zimbabwe forges ahead with plans to export elephants
President Robert Mugabe's government said on Monday that it is going ahead with controversial plans to export live elephants despite resistance from...
Estate plan threatens wetland
Estate plan threatens wetland
Growth around northern Johannesburg in anticipation of the second phase of the Gauteng freeway improvement project is cutting large swaths through...
Arrest of wildlife butchers boosts anti-trafficking efforts
Arrest of wildlife butchers boosts anti-trafficking efforts
Wildlife agencies clamped down this week on the R100-billion black ­market in animals and by-products that is pushing species around the globe to...
Harry Potter blamed for India's owl crisis
Harry Potter blamed for India's owl crisis
Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans of Harry Potter for the demise of wild owls in the country as children seek to emulate...
Robben Island rabbits on the run
Robben Island rabbits on the run
Since it's matric exam time, here's a question to pop into the life sciences (formerly known as biology) paper. Problem: there's an island in a...

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