Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds: study
06/05/2013 10:36 am
Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds, researchers warned Monday.
Mekong forest facing sharp decline: WWF
02/05/2013 2:22 pm
Demand for farmland may strip the Greater Mekong region of a third of its remaining forest cover over the next two decades without swift government action, a leading conservation group warned Thursday.
Hong Kong seizes 113 smuggled ivory tusks
02/05/2013 9:36 am
Hong Kong customs officers have seized 113 ivory tusks worth nearly $400,000 on the Chinese ivory market, officials said on Wednesday.
Mozambique’s Limpopo National Park: all the rhinos are now dead
30/04/2013 3:55 pm
The remaining 15 rhinos in Limpopo National Park in Mozambique are now dead, killed by poachers seeking their horns. With the loss of these animals, all of the park’s 300 rhinos counted in 2002 are now dead, victims of the international trade of rhino horns.
EU to slap two-year ban on bee-harming pesticides
30/04/2013 9:05 am
The European Commission said Monday it would impose the world's first continent-wide ban on three pesticides which environmentalists say are killing the bees that pollinate Europe's crops.
Rare snake bite death in Australia
29/04/2013 10:18 am
A hockey player has died in Australia after being bitten by a snake that he picked up -- a rare fatality despite the country being home to the planet's 10 deadliest species.
C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years: NGOs
29/04/2013 10:02 am
Poaching on an "industrial" scale has slashed the elephant population in the countries of central Africa by nearly two-thirds, a group of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) said on Friday.
State of war protects Chad's last elephants
29/04/2013 9:58 am
In an isolated wilderness in Chad, a war is being fought to save central Africa's decimated elephant herds from gangs of ivory poachers.
Chile's Humboldt penguins under threat of extinction
29/04/2013 9:15 am
Several dozen Humboldt penguins sun themselves along the coast of an islet in central Chile where the majestic birds coming here to nest once numbered in the thousands.
EU set to ban pesticides blamed for decline of bees: source
26/04/2013 8:45 am
The EU appears set to impose a two-year ban on the use of insecticides blamed for a sharp and worrying decline in bee populations, an EU source said Thursday.