Jeffrey Gettleman IN 30 YEARS of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this.
Andrew Darby in Hobart Three Tasmanian big-game hunters have been charged with poaching offences after being arrested deep in the mountains of Idaho.
David Smith A surge in trafficking of baby gorillas is posing a fresh risk to the endangered species in the Democratic Republic of Congo, wildlife officials have warned.
Polar bears, whales, sharks and gazelles were among 31 new species granted new protection status by a UN conservation body, following six days of "intense" talks by leading conservationists.
Steve Jacobs The birth of a tiny male gorilla at Taronga Zoo is good news for his embattled species, which struggling against Ebola and the loss of habitat from illegal mining for a mineral used in mobile phones.
Drazen Jorgic A rare northern white rhino has died in Kenya, a wildlife conservancy said on Saturday, leaving just six of the animals left alive and bringing the famed African species one step closer to extinction.
Two South African men have been charged by the US government with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts to American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns.
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed on Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and...
South Africa plans to evacuate hundreds of rhino from Kruger National Park to safe havens out of horn smugglers' reach.
Lindsay Murdoch Baby elephants are being illegally captured in horrific conditions to supply Thailand’s lucrative tourism industry, prompting calls for Thai authorities to tighten animal trafficking laws.
Anne Davies A pair of rhino horns mounted on a wooden plinth has sold for $92,500 in Sydney surprising the staff at auction house Lawsons.
Peter Hannam Ministers will no longer be forced to consider formal conservation advice for endangered species in projects approved before the end of this year, under changes to the national environment law agreed...
HANOI - 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 says in a new report detailing discoveries in 2011.
A Thai policeman has been arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle 20 elephant tusks, officials say.
Bridie Smith RHINOS could become extinct in the wild within two decades, according to researchers who point to the illegal trade of the animal's horn as the main threat.
Conservationists have urged Google to remove thousands of ads promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants.
Aislinn Laing The last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique have been wiped out by poachers apparently working in cahoots with the game rangers responsible for protecting them.
Anthony Ham The battle to save the African rhinoceros has all the ingredients for a Hollywood thriller. There are armed baddies with good guys in hot pursuit. There is a hint of glamour.
Melissa Davey After a 14-month gestation period marred by illness, a White Rhinoceros at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Mopani, has given birth to a male calf.
President Barack Obama launches an initiative in Tanzania aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking and curbing widespread poaching of rhinos and elephants in Africa.