Conservation

Botswana investigating mysterious deaths of 350 elephants
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Botswana investigating mysterious deaths of 350 elephants

Experts fear unexplained mass die-off may be result of unknown pathogen
3 Jul 2020
Why New Zealand has banned swimming with bottlenose dolphins
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Why New Zealand has banned swimming with bottlenose dolphins

Marine mammals are being loved into extinction by affectionate tourists
30 Aug 2019
Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos
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Volunteers fight to save 2,000 drought-hit baby flamingos

The birds are being hand-reared by volunteers around Cape Town
7 Feb 2019
Australian heatwave: heat-stressed bats falling out of trees
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Australian heatwave: heat-stressed bats falling out of trees

Ecologist warns that bats are the ‘canary in the coal mine’ for effects of climate change on wildlife
16 Jan 2019
Six decapitated baby seals found in New Zealand
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Six decapitated baby seals found in New Zealand

‘Disturbing, brutal and violent’ crime reported to the police by New Zealand Department of Conservation
19 Dec 2018
New Zealand whale stranding: 145 dead on remote beach
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New Zealand whale stranding: 145 dead on remote beach

Conservation officials forced to shoot dozens of dying whales
26 Nov 2018
China reverses ban on rhino and tiger products
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China reverses ban on rhino and tiger products

Decision to relax trade restrictions an ‘enormous setback’ to conservation efforts, campaigners warn
31 Oct 2018

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Hosepipe ban: the rules and what happens if you break them
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Hosepipe ban: the rules and what happens if you break them

Millions of people will be affected by move to conserve water during UK heatwave
17 Jul 2018
World’s last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya
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World’s last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya

Sudan, who rose to fame on Tinder, was put to sleep after suffering age-related complications
20 Mar 2018
World’s last male northern white rhino ‘gravely ill’
Northern white rhino Sudan
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World’s last male northern white rhino ‘gravely ill’

Death of 45-year-old animal, named Sudan, would push species to brink of extinction
2 Mar 2018
Waris Ahluwalia: Elephant Family
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Waris Ahluwalia: Elephant Family

How the actor and producer is helping to raise awareness of the animal charity on a trek through India, and with tea-infused cocktails
23 Oct 2017
Ultra-rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya
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Ultra-rare white giraffes spotted in Kenya

The mother and calf are only the third recorded example of leucistic giraffes in history
14 Sep 2017
Saruni Rhino: Walking with giants
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Saruni Rhino: Walking with giants

A new safari lodge is the first in East Africa to let guests track rare black rhinos on foot
20 Jan 2017
Trip of a lifetime: Talking travel with Geoffrey Kent
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Trip of a lifetime: Talking travel with Geoffrey Kent

The CEO of Abercrombie & Kent discusses his Kenyan upbringing, his lifelong passion for conservation and the importance of a hot dinner
2 Sep 2016
A lifetime of adventure: explorer John Blashford-Snell
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A lifetime of adventure: explorer John Blashford-Snell

From the Congo to the Darién Gap and back to Dorset, John Blashford-Snell has always set out with a purpose
29 Jun 2016
Dolphin 'already dead' when beach-goers took photos
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Dolphin 'already dead' when beach-goers took photos

Holidaymaker dismisses claims that Buenos Aires crowd posed for selfies with a live animal and says its body had been washed up
19 Feb 2016
Bird hunters celebrate as Malta rejects hunting ban
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Bird hunters celebrate as Malta rejects hunting ban

Spring hunting season set to begin after a closely contested referendum pitted conservation against tradition
13 Apr 2015
SHARP SHOT: We love animals, say top female hunters
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SHARP SHOT: We love animals, say top female hunters

Olivia Nalos Opre and Mindy Arthurs support lion-killer and argue that they're 'conservationists'
26 Nov 2013
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