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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…

10 09 2021 | 13:24

Komodo dragon ‘at risk of extinction’ as rising sea levels destroy habitat

Lizard species placed on endangered list The world’s largest lizard is in danger of extinction as rising water levels are shrinking its natural habitat.

10 09 2021 | 13:14

Climate change could see elephants’ ears grow larger as animals ‘shape-shift’ to survive, study suggests

‘We’re not sure what the other ecological consequences of these changes are’, scientist warns Climate change could be causing animals around the world to grow larger ears, beaks and tails, according…

09 09 2021 | 14:19

American hunter kills lion with bow and arrow in Zimbabwe

Humane Society CEO says ‘perverse pleasure some people derive from killing iconic animals brought this noble lion’s life to a tragic end’. A lion has reportedly been killed by an American hunter …

03 09 2021 | 13:19

Benin confirms H5N1 avian flu outbreak

Virus detected in two districts near the country’s capital, Porto Novo, agriculture ministry says. Benin has identified an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N1 avian flu in two districts near the…

03 09 2021 | 12:36

All-Female Vegan Rangers Leading Anti-Poaching in Zimbabwe

HURUNGWE, ZIMBABWE - The impact of the pandemic has increased wildlife poaching around Zimbabwe’s national parks, as people who lost their jobs hunt the animals for food.  To help protect the animals…

03 09 2021 | 12:14

Seychelles tortoise that hunted bird stuns scientists

The giant tortoise, one of nature's vegetarians. Or is it? This video shows the astonishing moment an Aldabra giant tortoise hunts and kills a noddy tern chick. It's the first time this behaviour…

25 08 2021 | 12:23

Kenya holds biggest ever animal census

Kenya in east Africa is home to vulnerable and endangered species that include lions, giraffes and the world's only two surviving northern white rhino species. It is also a transit route for…

18 08 2021 | 09:52

Nigeria seizes record $54 million in pangolin parts and elephant tusks

Officials in Nigeria - a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking - have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of…

13 07 2021 | 10:01

UN sets out Paris-style plan to cut extinction rate by factor of 10

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’. Eliminating plastic pollution, reducing pesticide use by two-thirds,…

05 07 2021 | 11:05

Heat Waves Cook Bird Eggs.

Some birds have mastered living in the scorching, dry environment of a desert. But even desert-adapted birds can't handle extreme temperatures like those seen during heat waves. A heat wave is said…

30 05 2021 | 16:56

Rethink Global Economy to Halt Mass Extinction, Study Argues.

The problem of biodiversity loss is not simply a matter of funding, a new report examining the failures of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has warned. Instead, policy makers need to…

27 05 2021 | 11:08

Jane Goodall says humanity's 'disrespect of the natural world' brought on the pandemic.

The legendary primatologist urged people to develop a new, more sustainable relationship with the natural world. Legendary primatologist Jane Goodall says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the…

26 05 2021 | 09:28

Extraction Industry’s Hunt for Fossil Fuels Near Okavango Delta Threatens to Trigger “Genocide” of Africa’s Last Elephants.

Caption: The African elephant, the planet’s largest terrestrial mammal was recently listed as endangered and critically endangered on IUCN’s Red List; oil and gas extraction projects throughout the…

18 05 2021 | 11:01

Campaigners lose court case to stop Ugandan forest clearance.

Court ruling gives go-ahead for sugar plantation in Bugoma forest, home to endangered chimpanzees. Conservationists in Uganda have condemned as “shallow and absurd” a court ruling that authorised…

18 05 2021 | 06:34

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census.

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations. The census will run until July, with…

15 05 2021 | 12:48

It’s inspiring hope and change – but what is the IUCN’s green list?

The red list of species at risk is well-known, but the list for protected sites is quietly helping to ‘paint the planet green’ The age of extinction is supported by