Terrestrial mammals

Boris Johnson makes 'save African elephant' plea

Foreign secretary, who backs ban on ivory trade, breaks off London speech to make plea for ‘magnificent’ vulnerable animal.

02 December 2016

California court upholds ban on ivory and rhino horn

The Los Angeles Superior Court upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims by the Ivory Education Institute that the new law was unconstitutional.

02 December 2016

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food.

30 November 2016

Bobby: the gorilla on the wrong side of the law

The western lowland gorilla was smuggled from Africa to Italy in the 1980s. As taxidermy, he is part of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

28 November 2016

Cinco huemules fueron reintroducidos a su ambiente natural en reserva Huilo-Huilo

Este domingo, y tras once años de proceso, la reserva de la región de Los Ríos recibió a cinco ejemplares criados en un ambiente controlado.

27 November 2016

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact.

27 November 2016

Planet Earth II – The Poaching behind the Scenes

Planet Earth II, the latest nature-themed documentary series of British veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is a testimony to the beauty of our world.

25 November 2016

MEPS debate Commission’s Action Plan against wildlife trafficking

Parliamentarians stress that wildlife crime is a serious threat to biodiversity and to world stability.

24 November 2016

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

A national park in Botswana is struggling to support the staggering number of animals fleeing from poaching in other countries.

23 November 2016