Africa

SA rhino poaching record set in 2014

A record 1,215 rhinos were poached in South Africa in 2014, a 21% increase on the previous year, officials have said.

22 January 2015

Permis de tuer un éléphant africain pour 20 000 dollars

L'an dernier, il s'était déjà attiré les foudres de l'opinion publique et des ONG pour avoir délivré un permis de tirer sur un rhinocéros noir en voie de disparition.

20 January 2015

How conservation drives villagers to kill animals

Surrounded by a wall of fire and angry Tanzanian villagers, the elephants were forced off a cliff some 50 metres high. When the dust settled, six of the herd lay dead.

07 January 2015

How the Arab Spring spawned a ‘green revolution’

The Arab Spring sparked a series of protests across the Mideast not just for political change but also for more environment protection.

06 January 2015

Opérations sauvons les dromadaires en Australie, libérons les gazelles en Algérie

Quand bien même 15 000 km de terres et de mers les séparent, il ne fait pas bon être un dromadaire en Australie ou une gazelle en Algérie.

29 December 2014

WWF-Bilanz zum Artenschutz: Zahl der Löwen sinkt dramatisch

Für viele Tierarten war 2014 kein gutes Jahr: Bonobos, Löwen und Nashörner sind immer stärker durch den Menschen bedroht. Wilderer erlegten in Afrika mehr Elefanten, als Jungtiere geboren wurden.

29 December 2014

New Doubts About Whether Elephants Can Survive South Sudan's Civil War

Before war broke out in December 2013, things were getting better for South Sudan's elephants, conservationist says.

08 December 2014

How to scare off the biggest pest in the world

Elephants are pests that raid people's crops, but there are now harmless ways to scare them away from farms

08 December 2014

Cameroon conservation quandary over wildlife rampage

As activists mark Wildlife Conservation Day, elephants and hippopotamuses are trampling over farms and crops in northern Cameroon.

04 December 2014