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.
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.
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.
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.
Conservationists have urged Google to remove thousands of ads promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants.
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.
A Thai policeman has been arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle 20 elephant tusks, officials say.
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.
Jessica Aldred The world's population of mountain gorillas has risen more than 10 per cent in two years, census figures show.
Bridie Jabour The ashes of Dreamworld's original white tiger will be buried at the theme park's Tiger Island after he put down by vets yesterday.
A CRITICALLY endangered Sumatran rhinoceros has been born at an Indonesian sanctuary, the fourth birth in captivity in more than a century, boosting survival hopes for the species.
Gorillas are declining rapidly in the wild and our role as a zoo is to maintain a safety net of animals in human care.
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.
Andrew Darby Australian vet joins researchers tracking top predator and wildlife icon of central Asia's mountain ranges.
Aleisha Orr The Australian government says it is its priority to make sure the three West Australian protesters who have spent more than 24 hours detained on a Japanese whaling security ship were being well...
Andrew Darby Australian environmental activists who boarded the whaling security ship Shonan Maru No.2 risk being sent to prison in Japan, Tokyo's Institute of Cetacean Research says.
Calls to ban the traditional hunting of dugong and sea turtles are patronising and completely impractical, federal Environment Minister Tony Burke says.
Stephanie Gardiner Fishing nets, a fungus, mining and even lighthouse keepers and their pet cats are to blame for the disappearance of some of the most recent animals to be declared extinct.