Terrestrial mammals

Chinese 'ivory queen' charged with smuggling 706 elephant tusks

Yang Feng Glan, kingpin between east African poaching syndicates and Chinese buyers, accused in Tanzania of smuggling ivory worth £1.62m

08 October 2015

Poachers poison 14 elephants in Zimbabwe national parks

Fourteen elephants have been poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said.

06 October 2015

World Animal Day signals renewed campaign to end abusive elephant shows

Leading conservation charity World Animal Protection has renewed its plea for the tourism industry to put an end to abusive elephant rides and shows, calling on leading travel brands to join the gr

04 October 2015

Norway pledges $47M/yr to help Congo countries save forests

Norway and several European Nations, along with the United Nations and the World Bank, today committed to a new initiative that takes aim at the underlying ca

30 September 2015

How to watch the great migration of animals from Serengeti

Epic journey of nearly 2 million wildebeest, gazelle and zebras to Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve is being tracked online.

29 September 2015

China and US agree on ivory ban in bid to end illegal trade globally

The two largest markets for illegal ivory agree to enact a nearly complete ban on the import and export of ivory to help reduce the loss of elephants to poaching.

26 September 2015

Un safari virtual para proteger a los elefantes africanos

El mayor buscador del Internet puede agenciarse una nueva medalla de logros en su palmarés.

25 September 2015

Central Asian Mammals Initiative Expert Natalya Yakusheva interviewed by CA News Agency (in Russian)

Questions on key CMS activities, upcoming events, migratory animals protection in the region, saiga collapse and ecological consequences of Aral Sea disappearace answered.

23 September 2015

Ivory inferno: Does burning tusks destroy them?

This year Kenya, Ethiopia and Mozambique have all set fire to stockpiles of ivory to help tackle its illegal trade and curb elephant poaching.

23 September 2015