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27 08 2022 | 06:09

‘It’s much easier to stop someone lighting a match than to put out a 1,000-acre fire’

Peru’s Sacred Valley, the breathtaking landscape between Cusco and Machu Picchu, has always had a few conventional fire brigades, but anyone who has ever witnessed a bushfire will know there is…

17 08 2022 | 16:45

The environment is the silent casualty in the Cameroon Anglophone crisis

Most analysis of Cameroon’s Anglophone crisis has been skewed towards the socioeconomic, cultural and political ramifications of the conflict. But, based on my work on natural, environmental hazards…

08 08 2022 | 07:56

Tiny turtle pooed ‘pure plastic’ for six days after rescue from Sydney beach

A baby green sea turtle rescued from a Sydney beach had eaten so much plastic that it took six days for the contents to be excreted, according to Taronga zoo’s wildlife hospital. The 127-gram…

07 08 2022 | 09:03

AFRICA: Indigenous peoples depend on 50,000 threatened species (IPBES)

In its report "Sustainable Use of Wildlife" published on 8 July 2022, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) makes a general observation.…

19 07 2022 | 13:11

ZAMBIA: African Parks wins delegated management of Kafue National Park

The Kafue National Park joins the portfolio of African Parks. The nature conservation organization is committed to managing Zambia's largest national park for a period of 20 years. African Parks'…

19 07 2022 | 12:29

US hunting lobby spent £1m on fight to delay UK trophy import ban

The US hunting lobby has spent £1m putting pressure on the government to delay the trophy import ban, a new report by MPs has found. Boris Johnson promised to ban the imports of these trophies three…

12 07 2022 | 07:30

GABON: Police arrest woman for illegal possession of two primates

An alleged wildlife trafficker is in custody at the judicial police of Koumameyong, northeast Gabon. She was arrested for illegally holding a baby chimpanzee and a sign. In Gabon, signs and large…

12 07 2022 | 07:10

Saudi Arabia welcomes birth of first Arabian oryx in kingdom in 90 years

Saudi Arabia has welcomed the first Arabian oryx to be born in the kingdom in nine decades. The calf was born at the King Salman Royal Reserve in the Northern Borders province, “after the…

12 07 2022 | 06:50

US cruise ships using Canada as a ‘toilet bowl’ for polluted waste

Lax Canadian regulations create ‘perverse incentive’ for US cruise ships en route to Alaska to discharge toxic mix of chemicals and wastewater off British Columbia, report says From the comfort of…

26 06 2022 | 07:45

MALAWI: 250 elephants to leave Liwonde to repopulate Kasunga National Park

After several years of successful wildlife conservation, the Liwonde National Park in southern Malawi is being decongested. 250 elephants will be relocated from this reserve to the Kasungu National…

22 06 2022 | 11:59

‘Compound extremes’: why a cocktail of natural disasters is battering the US

As world heats up, ‘historic’ weather events will increase and overlap, testing the limits of nation’s resiliency and recovery

28 11 2021 | 08:20

Climate change causing albatross divorce, says study

When relationships end it might be because the spark has disappeared, or maybe you just can't make time for one another. But can climate change cause break-ups? It might do, according to a new…

28 11 2021 | 07:24

Australia faces wave of native extinctions without urgent action on invasive species, CSIRO reports

Research shows introduced pest plants and animals are costing the country $25bn a year Australia could face a wave of plant and animal extinctions by 2050 unless it takes urgent action to address…

25 11 2021 | 16:07

Climate change: how elephants help pump planet-warming carbon underground

Imagine you’re in a hot air balloon flying over an African savanna in the late growing season. Below, herds of elephants, zebras, wildebeests and rhinos roam a mosaic landscape dotted with lonesome…

17 11 2021 | 18:17

‘It’s like hunting aliens’: inside the town besieged by armadillos.

Thanks to climate change, armadillos, native to southern America, are making their way up north. And there’s no sign of them stopping their relentless march by Oliver Milman in Sapphire, North…

17 11 2021 | 14:02

House sparrow population in Europe drops by 247m

New study reveals huge declines in once common species amounting to loss of one in six birds since 1980 There are 247m million fewer house sparrows in Europe than there were in 1980, and other once…

16 10 2021 | 11:47

China’s wildlife food ban is vital for public health and threatened species – our research reveals what must happen next

World leaders are attending an online summit to discuss the future of life on Earth. With one million species threatened with extinction this century, the UN biodiversity conference, known as COP15,…

01 10 2021 | 14:57

23 species to be declared extinct in US as conservationists say officials were ‘too slow’ to save them

The ivory-billed woodpecker had its last definitive sighting in Louisiana in 1944. The extinctions of 22 animals and one plant are to be announced on Wednesday by US federal wildlife officials.…

01 10 2021 | 12:30

Bushmeat poaching is on the rise in Kenya as Covid hunger drives hunt for antelopes and giraffes

(CNN)Kenya's wide-open, postcard-perfect savannah is dotted with acacia trees in every direction as the early morning fog still clouds the air. Donart Mwakio is doing his rounds in a white pickup…

10 09 2021 | 13:28

Population of North Atlantic right whales plummets due to climate crisis

Conservations call for the impacts of climate change to be considered more closely. North Atlantic right whales are now a critically endangered species after the population plummeted due to warming…

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