Terrestrial mammals

Record 1,020 rhino killed in South Africa

2014 eclipses 2013 poaching record as illegal wildlife trade continues to boom, threatening future of the species

20 November 2014

Elephants are being wiped out, but not enough people seem to care

Progress on wildlife poaching is slow because there is little public pressure. Let’s hope Interpol’s ‘most wanted’ eco criminals list will help

18 November 2014

Oil Dispute Takes a Page From Congo’s Bloody Past

Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo — The trouble started when a British company suddenly appeared in this iconic and spectacularly beautiful national park, prospecting for

15 November 2014

Major Initiative Endorsed Today to Protect Asia’s Migratory Mammals

CMS Parties at their 11th COP in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to protect wildlife in the region from increasing development threats, Wildlife Conservation Society reports.

08 November 2014

Major initiative endorsed to protect Asia’s migratory mammals

The Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species, at their 11th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador, agreed today to adopt a Central Asia Migratory Mammal Initiative to pro

07 November 2014

Bats sabotage rivals' senses with sound in food race

A species of bat can interfere with the sound signals of competitors to "steal" their food.


07 November 2014

Chinese demand for ivory is devastating Tanzania's elephant population

Chinese criminal gangs are causing Tanzania to lose more elephants to poaching than any other African country, says a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency

06 November 2014

Elephant ivory price ‘spiked as China VIPs snapped up thousands of kilos’

Beijing dismisses scathing EIA report on wildlife trade which claims ivory haul of Xi Jinping delegates in Tanzania doubled price on illegal market

06 November 2014

Virunga film-makers ask viewers to join campaign against oil company Soco

Makers of a documentary set in the DRC’s Virunga national park are calling on viewers to help protect the heritage site by putting pressure on Soco to rule out all future development there

05 November 2014

Will a U.S. endangered species listing help save lions in Africa?

"The African lion -- a symbol of majesty, courage and strength since earliest times -- faces serious and continuing threats to its survival," said U.S Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe.

28 October 2014