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

2014/030: Revision of the Proposal for the Inclusion of the Lion in CMS Appendices

With reference to the proposal for the inclusion of the Asiatic lion (Panthera leo persica) in CMS Appendix I and the inclusion of all other subspecies of the lion (Panthera leo)

23 October 2014

Südafrika: Nachzüchtungen retten Pinguinkolonien

Umweltkatastrophen haben die Zahl der Brillenpinguine in Afrika dezimiert. Doch es gibt Hoffnung: Von Menschen aufgezogene Tiere lassen sich erfolgreich auswildern.

23 October 2014

Rehabilitating the endangered Crane in east Africa

Once a flourishing species, Crane numbers have fallen 80% in Rwanda. A new initiative looks to rehabilitate the birds and return them to the wild

21 October 2014

World wildlife populations halved in 40 years - report

The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.

30 September 2014

Elephant killings in Mozambique happening on ‘industrialised’ scale

Organised crime syndicates are slaughtering between 1,500 and 1,800 elephants a year in Mozambique for ivory

24 September 2014

CMS COP11 Topics Discussed at Preparatory Workshop in Zimbabwe

Harare/Bonn, 24 September 2014 - The Government of Zimbabwe together with the UNEP/CMS Secretariat and UNEP/DELC successfully completed the regional preparatory workshop for the 11th Conference of the Parties to CMS (COP11) held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21-23 September 2014.

24 September 2014