Conservationists slam Norway at whaling conference

Conservationist groups Wednesday criticized an ongoing meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) for failing to highlight whaling nation Norway's activities.

Australia to push for end to all commercial and "scientific" whaling

Australia will push for a permanent end to all forms of whaling, including the "so-called scientific," environment minister Josh Frydenberg said ahead of the biennial meeting of the International ...

Gorilla's escape puts London Zoo on lockdown

A gorilla that escaped its enclosure put London Zoo briefly on lockdown Thursday, with armed police called to the scene and visitors evacuated or moved inside buildings.

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks seized at Vietnam airport

More than 300 kilogrammes of elephant tusks have been confiscated at Hanoi's international airport, a customs official said Monday.

Report: More than two tigers trafficked per week across Asia

Trafficking of tigers continues relentlessly across Asia, with more than two of the animals illegally traded each week, according to data revealed at the world’s largest species protection...

Indonesia evacuating more than 100 tourists after volcanic eruption

Indonesian authorities urged more than 100 domestic and foreign tourists to leave Mount Rinjani on the resort island of Lombok on Wednesday after a volcano erupted there.

EU pushes for tighter controls on trophy hunting at wildlife summit

The European Union was seeking tighter international controls on hunting trophy imports amid a heated debate at a key wildlife conference on Tuesday, as animal rights activists called for the...

Tens of thousands of households crippled by flooding in Thailand

The seasonal monsoon has caused flooding in many parts of Thailand, affecting over 20,000 households, with some of the country's top tourist destinations submerged in water, the irrigation...

Push for closure of domestic ivory markets sparks controversy

The United States and 29 African countries on Monday pushed for a large-scale ban on the domestic ivory trade in an attempt to stop the dramatic decline of Africa's elephant populations.

Number of African elephants has dropped by a fifth in past decade

The number of African elephants in their home continent has dropped by more than a fifth in the past decade due to a surge in ivory poaching, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (...

Key conference to protect endangered species opens in Johannesburg

A key conference opened Saturday in Johannesburg to discuss eventual changes to trade controls on some of the world's most endangered animal species, ranging from elephants to sharks.

New strain of bird flu prompts fears for Antarctic penguins

A new strain of bird flu discovered among Antarctic penguins is raising "serious concerns" about the spread of deadly avian viruses between continents, an Australian researcher told dpa Wednesday...

South Africa to cull 350 hippos and buffaloes due to drought

South Africa’s flagship national park will cull 350 hippopotamuses and buffaloes to prevent deaths of other animals during the country's worst drought in decades, a...

Seven elephants die in Borneo after being trapped in mud pool

Seven pygmy elephants died, while two others were rescued, after they became stuck in a mud pool near a logging site in Borneo, a state wildlife official said...

Japan starts controversial whaling off northern island

Whalers from Japan on Monday have started hunting up to 51 minke whales in waters off the country's northern island of Hokkaido, the government said despite international criticism.