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Why Kenya’s proposal to execute convicted poachers is a bad idea

Kenya has proposed the death penalty for wildlife poachers. Jeremiah Asaka argues why it won't solve the problem of poaching.

New tech is revolutionising ecology, conservation

From tiny sensors that can be fitted to animals, to swarms of remotely-piloted drones, researchers have a host of new ways to study the natural world

Hunters should stop using lead bullets and help save the vultures

A new threat to vultures is emerging: lead poisoning from ammunition used by game hunters

Romeo the lonesome frog is feelin’ the love

A campaign to raise $15 000 by Valentine's Day to fund a search for Romeo's Juliet before he croaks generated $25 000

Australian dogs trained to sniff out endangered species

The dogs — of varying breeds — have been found to have "very high" early detection rates of 50-70 percent accuracy in discovering the samples.

Poachers nabbed with SA’s scaly treasure

The pangolin is the world's most hunted and illegally traded mammal

Zimbabwe forges ahead with plans to export elephants

The Zimbabwe national parks authority says it will raise money from elephant sales to fund its operations, despite meeting resistance.

International ‘red list’ shows 3 SA bird species under threat

Bird Life South Africa says the International Union for Conservation in Nature's 2012 red list shows three bird species in SA are under threat.

Estate plan threatens wetland

An envisaged road to serve commercial interests in Northern Gauteng will destroy endangered frogs' breeding ground environmentalists have said.

Arrest of wildlife butchers boosts anti-trafficking efforts

Wildlife agencies clamping down on multimillion rand animal and by-product black market.

Harry Potter blamed for India’s owl crisis

Harry Potter fans have been blamed for the demise of wild owls in India as children seek to emulate the boy wizard by taking the birds as pets.

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