Africa

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

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

Un ave víctima de su belleza

La grulla coronada cuelligrís está considerada un símbolo de longevidad y riqueza

El Mundo

11 November 2014

Big game poachers

Across Africa the illegal slaughter of elephants is accelerating at such a pace—recent estimates put the number killed at 100,000 in just three years—that it threatens to exterminate whole populati

08 November 2014

Big game poachers

Across Africa the illegal slaughter of elephants is accelerating at such a pace—recent estimates put the number killed at 100,000 in just three years—that it threatens to exterminate whole populati

08 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

Cape Verde group answers turtle SOS

The Cape Verde Islands are a key nesting area for loggerhead turtles. But the species is endangered as a result of hunting and mass tourism.

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

Survivor becomes advocate to save sharks

EIGHT years ago Strandfontien lifesaver Achmat Hassiem was attacked by a 4.7m great white shark which bit off his lower right leg during a battle that nearly cost him his life.

27 October 2014