With 16 000 species worldwide already facing extinction, the number of species that are endangered is increasing
Dr Nomthandazo Manqele conducted a study on the role of vultures in traditional medicine and finds that healers share a desire to conserve the endangered, yet revered, species
‘Worst case in history of Richtersveld National Park’ SANParks said of the incident, which involved the attempted poaching of 14 endangered Halfmens succulents
Animal rights groups say trophy hunting is unsustainable in sub-Saharan Africa, but research finds a ban on imports could have negative socioeconomic consequences
The Environmental Investigation Agency, an international NGO, says growing demand is a prescription for disaster for some endangered animals such as leopards, pangolins and rhinos
The world’s largest monitor lizard has moved up the red list for threatened species, with fewer than 4 000 of the species left
Scientists are digging for De Winton’s golden moles, working on the mystery of the riverine rabbit and using mesh mattresses to save the unique Knysna seahorse
The case against the two men has been postponed to September
Out on bail on similar charges, Dawie Groenewald finds himself behind bars once again, this time alongside hunter AB Steyn
Despite dozens of appeals, the South African government is determined to give Sasol and its partners the go-ahead. But activists will not stop the fight
Secretary birds, martial eagles and bateleurs are now listed as globally endangered
The mountain gorilla has been moved from the ‘critically endangered’ category to ‘endangered’
More than 70% of Earth’s last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries
Kenya has proposed the death penalty for wildlife poachers. Jeremiah Asaka argues why it won’t solve the problem of poaching.
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
If sharks habitats aren’t known, it’s harder to conserve either the animals or those habitats
Lister’s gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink were downgraded from "critically endangered" to "extinct in the wild".
Six black rhino, who are listed as critically endangered, will be moved to Chad in 2018.
‘Sungazers have long been flagged as vulnerable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red Data list of threatened species"
Most countries cannot afford to keep species alive; they have to pay their own way. Human pressures and the changing climate indicate difficulties.
Levels of noise similar to those at a rock concert are bombarding the world’s marine life, making it harder for them to hunt and to detect predators.
Slaughtered for tusks and meat, endangered wildlife numbers have taken a huge knock since soldiers and rebels began fighting in December.
The Quino checkerspot butterfly has saved itself from extinction by shifting to a higher altitude and picking a new species of plant for laying eggs.
South African lepidopterists are in a flutter after the discovery of a second colony of critically endangered Wolkberg Zulu butterflies.
Scientists ask whether humans care only for species from which they can extract benefit, and dismiss the rest as "worthless".
An envisaged road to serve commercial interests in Northern Gauteng will destroy endangered frogs’ breeding ground environmentalists have said.
The online charity auction for the right to name South Africa’s most recently discovered flower species has already drawn a bid of R60 000.
Conservationists suspect political interference after muti man’s trial is thrown out of court.
As housing developments spread across the grasslands of Gauteng, insects are being pushed out of their homes. And when that happens, they fade away.
Frogs face extinction because humans have developed a taste for their legs, Australian researchers said on Wednesday.