World's smallest elephants killed for ivory in Borneo

Asian elephants have faced less poaching than their African cousins but the latest grisly finds have led conservationists to worry for their survival

03 January 2017

Conservationists get their talons out for Japan's owl cafes

Lucky’ owls are the latest animal to join Japan’s growing list of themed pet cafes but welfare groups are calling for the practice to sto.

03 January 2017

China will Elfenbeinhandel verbieten

China gilt als weltweit größter Markt für Elfenbein. Nun hat die Regierung ein komplettes Handelsverbot angekündigt, Elefantenschützer loben die Entscheidung.

31 December 2016

China to ban ivory trade by the end of 2017

Dozens of trade venues to be closed in the next three months, in a move activists are calling ‘a gamechanger’

30 December 2016

Survival of Africa's great apes requires palm industry support, says report

Top scientists call for conservationists to work with companies to prevent a repeat of the south-east Asian destruction.

21 December 2016

Why Star Wars's Daisy Ridley joined forces with a girl from Mongolia

After becoming a global star for playing Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, actress Daisy Ridley has produced her first film - The Eagle Huntress.

16 December 2016

China to set date to close ivory factories

Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.

13 December 2016

Arab sheikhs banned from bustard hunts by Pakistani province

Houbara bustard’s meat is prized for its supposed aphrodisiac qualities and the bird is considered to be at risk of extinction.

12 December 2016

Another day, another dead wildlife ranger. Where is the outrage?

Every year more than 100 wildlife rangers are murdered in the line of duty. Why do they get so little support? And where is the outrage?

10 December 2016