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Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The mountain gorilla has been moved from the 'critically endangered' category to 'endangered'

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

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

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

It’s a ‘Whodunnit’, as Aussie reptiles go extinct

Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink were downgraded from "critically endangered" to "extinct in the wild".

Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

Six black rhino, who are listed as critically endangered, will be moved to Chad in 2018.

Desperate 11th-hour bid to rescue little dragon ‘Smaug’

'Sungazers have long been flagged as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red Data list of threatened species"

See the Big 5 before the climate wipes them out

Most countries cannot afford to keep species alive; they have to pay their own way. Human pressures and the changing climate indicate difficulties.

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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