Wildlife groups urge sanctions for ivory offenders
Conservationists on Thursday called for sanctions against the world's top offender nations in the illegal ivory trade to tackle a surge in poaching of African elephants.
2012 another deadly year for elephants in Africa: CITES
The number of African elephants killed by poachers in 2012 will most likely be higher than the 25,000 illegally killed the previous year, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES said Tuesday.
African elephant fares better in countries with good education than in countries with newly created nature
Elephants are rare in African countries where poor schooling, a failing economy and widespread corruption are rife. Countries where these factors are well-organised have larger populations of elephants. It would appear that ...
Malaysia seeks more tests for dead pygmy elephants (Update)
An initial chemical analysis on 14 Borneo pygmy elephants that died mysteriously could not conclusively determine if they were poisoned, and more tests will be conducted abroad, an official said Friday.
Malaysian jailed over major seizure of tiger parts
Activists Friday slammed a two-year jail term handed to a Malaysian man over the country's biggest seizure of illegally trafficked tiger parts as too short and a "demoralising finale" to the case.
Gabon says half its elephants killed since 2004
More than half of Gabon's elephant population has been killed by poachers since 2004 despite ramped up security measures to try to stop the slaughter, wildlife officials said Wednesday.
Malaysia considers reward in dead-elephants case
Malaysian authorities will offer a $16,000 reward for information on 14 rare Borneo pygmy elephants found dead last month, if it is confirmed they were poisoned.
Fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant found dead
A fourteenth rare Borneo pygmy elephant has been found dead of suspected poisoning, Malaysian officials said Thursday, the latest in a series of fatalities that has shaken conservation efforts.
10 dead Borneo pygmy elephants feared poisoned
(AP)—Ten endangered Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in a Malaysian forest under mysterious circumstances, and wildlife officials said Tuesday that they probably were poisoned.
Climate change endangers elephants, study says
By making new use of historical records, scientists have shown that climate change could have a greater impact on Myanmar's elephants' dwindling numbers than previously thought.
Treat illegal wildlife trade as serious crime: CITES
Illegal trade in wildlife products like ivory and rhino horn must be treated as a serious crime in order to end the devastating poaching of protected species, the head of UN wildlife trade regulator CITES ...
New study shows small cookiecutter shark feeds on flesh of great white
(Phys.org)—Researchers have discovered the great white shark, one of the most feared ocean predators, can occasionally become prey for the mysterious cookiecutter shark, a lone predator one-tenth its size.
Kenya study: Big jump in elephant poaching deaths
A 14-year study of a nearly 1,000 elephants in Kenya shows an alarming death rate among older males—those with large, valuable tusks—and an acceleration in poaching deaths, the group Save The Elephants ...
Earliest sea cow ancestors originated in Africa, lived in fresh water
A new fossil discovered in Tunisia represents the oldest known ancestor of modern-day sea cows, supporting the African origins of these marine mammals. The find is described in research published January 16 in the open access ...