Australia set to cull 10,000 wild horses
22/05/2013 9:20 am
A controversial cull of up to 10,000 wild horses in Australia's harsh Outback reportedly began Wednesday in a bid to control the feral animals which officials say are destroying the land.
Bugs are food of the future: UN agency
13/05/2013 2:57 pm
Beetles, caterpillars and wasps could supplement diets around the world as an environmentally friendly food source if only Western consumers could get over their "disgust", the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Monday.
S. Korea to release dolphin back into wild
13/05/2013 11:41 am
A 13-year-old dolphin was Saturday being transported to an ocean pen off a South Korean island for training to prepare it for release back into the wild after four years in a Seoul zoo, officials said.
Easier to import giraffes under new EU rules
07/05/2013 5:11 pm
New EU rules agreed Tuesday make it easier to import elephants, giraffes, rhinos and all other such non-domestic hoofed animals.
Vietnam, S.Africa target illegal rhino hunters
07/05/2013 10:48 am
South Africa and Vietnam have agreed to exchange the names of registered hunters in a bid to stop rhino poachers who obtain hunting permits under false pretences, a spokesman said Monday.
Outrage over China tiger abuse
07/05/2013 10:33 am
A Chinese tiger park has sought to quell public anger after images of holidaymakers sitting astride a strapped-down cub prompted outrage online, state media said Tuesday.
Hong Kong risks losing its pink dolphins: groups
06/05/2013 1:47 pm
Conservationists warned Monday that Hong Kong may lose its rare Chinese white dolphins, also known as pink dolphins for their unique colour, unless it takes urgent action against pollution and other threats.
Iceland to resume disputed fin whale hunt in June
06/05/2013 12:07 pm
Iceland plans to resume its disputed commercial fin whale hunt in June with a quota of at least 154 whales, the head of the only company that catches the giant mammals said Saturday.
Australia's Barrier Reef set for heritage downgrade: UNESCO
06/05/2013 12:04 pm
Australia insisted it was committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef on Saturday after the UN warned that the natural wonder's world heritage status could be in downgraded in 2014.
Sumatran orangutans' rainforest home faces new threat
06/05/2013 11:29 am
A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue centre, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground.