126 new species discovered in Greater Mekong, WWF reports
From a devilish-looking bat to a frog that sings like a bird, scientists have identified 126 new species in the Greater Mekong area, the WWF said in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.
Botswana hosts wildlife summits as elephants fight for survival
Wildlife experts and officials from around 30 governments will gather next week in Botswana to confront the threat that wild elephants could be heading for extinction, due in part to Chinese demand for ivory.
Tough laws 'not enough' to stop endangered wildlife trade
The international wildlife trade is a major threat to various endangered animals across the world, but as western conservation groups seek stricter law enforcement over this practice, new research finds that ...
Biologist's research helps protect rainforest monkey from illegal hunting
Research by University of Sussex environmental biologist Dr Mika Peck and environmental campaigners has helped to protect vulnerable populations of owl monkeys in the Peruvian rainforest from being illegally ...
Wild things: crackdown on China's animal eaters fails to bite
Porcupines in cages, endangered tortoises in buckets and snakes in cloth bags—rare wildlife is on open sale at a Chinese market, despite courts being ordered to jail those who eat endangered species.
C.Africa elephant population down 62% in 10 years
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.
Dozens of new flora, fauna species in Myanmar (Update)
A dragon fish with intricate, maze-like markings on every scale, a frog with rough, chocolate-colored skin and a ginger plant are among more than two dozen flora and fauna species found in Myanmar since it ...
India leopards at risk of decimation, study finds
India's leopard population is at risk of being decimated as a result of rampant poaching fuelled by a thriving black market for its skins, a study by animal conservationists said on Friday.
Nepal launches drones to combat poachers
Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.
Study establishes importance of tracking diseases associated with illegal wildlife trade
An article released today in PLoS ONE entitled, Zoonotic Viruses Associated with Illegally Imported Wildlife Products, from a collaborative study led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identified ev ...
Google, Microsoft launch charity efforts
Google and Microsoft each unveiled new charitable initiatives Tuesday, in separate efforts which channel millions of dollars to innovators tackling social ills.
Europe's snakeskin fashions could threaten pythons
Europe's love of snakeskin fashion items could threaten the very survival of pythons, according to a report published Tuesday.
Botswana warns over elephant deaths ahead of anti-poaching summit
Botswana warned Tuesday that elephants were being killed at an "unsustainably high" rate as it prepared to host conferences on poaching of the animals later this month.
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.