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Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action
The fin whale and mountain gorilla populations grew significantly due to efforts by conservationists to halt their descent towards extinction, the...
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Somalia’s cheetah smuggling ring
Africa’s big cats are being trafficked to rich households in the Middle East who want ‘something more exotic’
Fate of wild places in five countries’ hands
Fate of wild places in five countries’ hands
More than 70% of Earth’s last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries, most of which have alarmed environmentalists...
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
Nine years tracking South Africa’s white sharks ― the lessons learnt
Nine years tracking South Africa’s white sharks ― the lessons learnt
How big is South Africa’s white shark population? Nobody really knows: estimates range from 500 to
It's a 'Whodunnit', as Aussie reptiles go extinct
It's a 'Whodunnit', as Aussie reptiles go extinct
Three species of reptile on Christmas Island in Australia have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on Tuesday, with...
Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal
Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal
South Africa and Chad on Sunday signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central...
Desperate 11th-hour bid to rescue little dragon ‘Smaug’
Desperate 11th-hour bid to rescue little dragon ‘Smaug’
They’re extremely rare, the razor-sharp spikes on their backs and tails make them look like dragons and they fetch a small fortune on the black...
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out
It’s 42°C in Skukuza, the main administrative camp at Kruger National Park. The jewel, and cash cow, of South Africa’s public conservation...
Motor engine noise severely impacts marine life
Motor engine noise severely impacts marine life
"Motor engines spell death for young fish.” After a year of research, Exeter University’s Steve Simpson felt qualified to speak bluntly last...
Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war 'alarming'
Wildlife devastation in South Sudan war 'alarming'
Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten "alarming" numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest...

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