Genome offers clues to amphibian-killing fungus
A fungus that has decimated amphibians globally is much older than previously thought, but may have recently spread through the global wildlife trade to new locations where amphibians have no immunity, reports ...
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.
Big-eyed Borneo slow loris tagged for first time
Malaysian wildlife researchers have tagged a Bornean slow loris for the first time as part of efforts to find out more about the nocturnal primate known for its big eyes and rare toxic bite.
Pangolin trade study highlights the need for urgent reforms to CITES
New research by conservationists at the University of Kent suggests that in order to manage trade-threatened species more effectively the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ...
Poachers kill half Mozambique's elephants in five years, survey finds
Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, the US based Wildlife Conservation Society said Tuesday.
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 ...
Identifying species imperiled by the wildlife trade may require a trip to the market
Scientists, conservationists and governments could have a new weapon in their struggle to gauge—and halt—the devastation of the wildlife trade on populations of prized animals: the very markets where ...
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.
Zimbabwe to export elephants in population curb
Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Wednesday announced plans to export at least 62 elephants to top up scant state funding and curb a ballooning pachyderm population.
African lion deserves 'endangered species' protection
Loss of habitat and prey are putting African lions in danger of extinction, and the majestic creatures need protection in order to save their species, the US government said Monday.
Haphazard reporting puts Australian parrots at risk
Wildlife smugglers within and outside Australia could be exploiting high overseas demand for Australian parrots due to a lack of systematic reporting and monitoring of the wildlife trade in many countries, ...
Bangladesh meet begins to save endangered tigers
Some 140 tiger experts and government officials from 20 countries met in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Sunday to review progress towards an ambitious goal of doubling their number in the wild by 2022.
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.
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 ...