Poaching

Ivory for China: poaching soars

Jeffrey Gettleman IN 30 YEARS of fighting poachers, Paul Onyango had never seen anything like this.

Rocky mountain low: hunters confined to Idaho on poaching charges

Shooters

Andrew Darby in Hobart Three Tasmanian big-game hunters have been charged with poaching offences after being arrested deep in the mountains of Idaho.

Record poaching threatens mountain gorillas

Gorilla

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.

Rhino horns sold for $92,500 in Sydney

Rhino horns sold in Sydney.

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.

War against cruel trade in animals

Kenya Wildlife Services.

Tim Barlass They are the ugly stories that sum up animal trafficking.

Labor teams up with Abbott government to weaken environmental law

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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...

Obama cracks down on wildlife trafficking

Sumatran rhino

President Barack Obama launches an initiative in Tanzania aimed at combating illegal wildlife trafficking and curbing widespread poaching of rhinos and elephants in Africa.

Silverback gorilla Rigo died of heart failure at Melbourne Zoo

Bridie Smith Results have confirmed that Rigo, one of Melbourne Zoo's most popular residents, died of heart failure.

High price of animal rescue

Kerry Sheridan Protecting endangered species requires patience, lots of money and some tough decisions

Hidden cameras reveal rare Sumatran rhino

Sumatran Rhinoceros

Hidden cameras have captured images of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino on the Indonesian part of Borneo island, where it was thought to have long ago died out, the WWF said on Wednesday.

Poachers kill last of the rhinos in Mozambique

Rhino

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.

No horn of plenty

An anti-poaching team guards a northern white rhino.

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.

New arrival: baby white rhino born at Western Plains Zoo

Rhino

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.

Beautiful one day, purrfect the next for vet

Carol Esson

Andrew Darby In a landmark study, the US-based wild cat conservation organisation Panthera and the Snow Leopard Trust achieved a breakthrough by tracking down, and entering, two active snow leopard dens.

Endangered snow leopards find hope in protective hands

Carol Esson holds the future of Mongolia's snow leopards in her hands.

Andrew Darby Australian vet joins researchers tracking top predator and wildlife icon of central Asia's mountain ranges.

Cautious optimism as gorillas in midst of population rise

A silverback mountain gorilla

Jessica Aldred The world's population of mountain gorillas has risen more than 10 per cent in two years, census figures show.

Here's the good news: 126 new species discovered in Greater Mekong

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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.

Thai cop arrested with 20 elephant tusks

A Thai policeman has been arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle 20 elephant tusks, officials say.

Wild rhinos may be extinct 'within 20 years'

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.

Google urged to remove ads for ivory, whale products

Ivory

Conservationists have urged Google to remove thousands of ads promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants.