Terrestrial mammals

The farmer's son who filmed a snow leopard

Villagers in mountainous northern Pakistan still remember the day a farmer's son let a snow leopard kill a dozen of his sheep, just because he wanted to catch the elusive animal on camera.

24 February 2015

Leap in Indian tiger numbers questioned by new research

Last month's welcome news of a boom in the size of India's tiger population has been called into doubt by a fresh study

24 February 2015

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade and halt extinction of the African elephant

Sir David Attenborough and a group of broadcasters, conservationists and MPs have called on the Chinese president to bring his country’s ivory trade to an end and save the African elephant from ext

22 February 2015

David Attenborough calls on Chinese president to end ivory trade

Broadcaster joins a host of celebrities, MPs and conservationists who have signed an open letter to China’s president Xi Jinping urging him to act now to save African elephants from extinction, ahe

20 February 2015

El rugido del tigre siberiano vuelve a oírse en China

Los tigres siberianos, o tigres de Amur, están volviendo a China.

19 February 2015

Siberian tiger video suggests species is returning to China, conservationists say

Video of a mother tiger and her cubs is a sign the endangered Siberian tiger could be making a comeback in China after it was largely wiped out over 65 year ago

19 February 2015

Census takers search for Siberian tigers in Russia's east

More than 2,000 people at work in wilderness to see if presidential interest and stiff sentences for hunters have reversed Siberian tigers’ decline

18 February 2015

Oscar Nominee ‘Virunga’ Receives Support From Clintons, Church of England

In the past few weeks, the Oscar-nominated documentary “Virunga” has received some high-profile support.

11 February 2015

Hochrechnung: 250.000 Fledermäuse von Windrädern getötet

Forscher vermuten, dass in Deutschland weitaus mehr Fledermäuse durch Windkraftanlagen sterben als bisher gedacht. Strengere Auflagen für Anlagenbetreiber könnten die Tiere schützen.

11 February 2015

South Africa considers viability of legal rhino horn trade

Team will look into technical and strategic aspects of the trade in response to poaching crisis, but ministry says South Africa has not taken a position on the issue

10 February 2015