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New report highlights top 50 tortoises and turtles on brink of...

More than 50 percent of the world’s tortoises and turtles are threatened with extinction, according to a new report.The 2018 report presents an updated...

Bornean bearded pigs seen adapting to oil palm habitats, study finds

Bornean bearded pigs appear to thrive in oil palm plantations, but remain heavily dependent on nearby forests as their primary habitat, a recent study...

A herd of dead rhinos

Where Did it All Go Wrong? By 1995, the captive-breeding rhino program looked doomed. Forty animals had been caught — 12 from Peninsular...

Illegal corn farming menaces a Madagascar protected area

Deforestation within Menabe...

Indonesia launches bid to restore national park that’s home to tigers,...

Tesso Nilo National Park in Sumatra is home to critically endangered tigers and elephants, but has been heavily deforested by illegal oil palm plantations...
Buffalo in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Shutterstock

Counting the contribution of hunting to South Africa’s economy

The hunting of wild animals is an emotive issue, drawing fire from anti-hunting organisations, environmentalists as well as many ordinary citizens. But it also...
New Zealand convicts company of illegal trawling in high seas restricted area

New Zealand convicts company of illegal trawling in high seas restricted...

In late August, a court in Aotearoa New Zealand convicted a subsidiary of one of the country’s major seafood companies of illegal trawling in...
Deadly landslides prompt Philippine president to call for tree planting

Deadly landslides prompt Philippine president to call for tree planting

Typhoon Nalgae, which made five landfalls on Oct. 29, killed 123 people across the Philippines, including at least 61 who died in floods and...