Genetic engineering may undercut human diseases, but also could help restore extinct species, researcher says
Mammoth DNA in recovered cells frozen for thousands of years is likely too fragmented to clone an animal, according to Harvard geneticist George Church. So he's working instead to engineer one genetically ...
Zoos exonerated in baby elephant deaths; Data support new branch of herpesvirus family
Elephants are among the most intelligent non-humans, arguably on par with chimps, but both African and Asian elephants—separate species—are endangered. In 1995, 16-month old Kumari, the first Asian elephant ...
Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in DRC
As poaching in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) escalates, Fauna & Flora International seeks urgent public support to help ranger teams.
Interpol announces special team to combat illegal ivory trafficking
International police organisation Interpol announced Tuesday it would establish a team to target ivory trafficking and more generally, environmental crime, in Africa.
Thousands march worldwide for rhino, elephant protection
Thousands marched in Africa and around the world to pressure governments to do more to stop the poaching industry that many fear is driving rhinos and elephants to the brink of extinction.