A new database suggests say there has been a dramatic under-reporting of the live, illegal trade in great apes.
Tiger poaching is showing no sign of slowing down, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network.
In recent years numbers of South America’s freshwater dolpins have fallen. But they’re not being caught to eat, but as bait for a common catfish being fraudulently sold under a different name
In the US, "Finding Dory" has already become one of the most successful animated films ever. Such movies can fuel demand for home saltwater aquariums. Conservationists say that is not a good thing.
BRUSSELS - European Union environment ministers have approved the ratification of the landmark Paris climate change pact, paving the way for the agreement to enter force in November.
The frontline of global warming is on farms. But the story is about much more than hunger.
Inuit want to be more than the "human face of climate change" and play a meaningful role in shaping Canada's climate strategy says the president of the national Inuit organization.
South Africa’s proposal to transfer the Cape Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra) from Appendix I to Appendix II has been adopted at the 17th Conference of Parties (CoP17) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) currently under way in Johannesurg.
Shifting mindsets have allowed people living around Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta – and visitors – to get the most of its lush, life-giving environment
In the lush greens of Karen-Hardy just next to Nairobi national park, a young male Rothschild’s giraffe called Jock is feeding on greenish-coloured pellets from a container placed on a raised platform.
182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed - at this year's gathering - to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.
Sea turtles have been swimming in our oceans ever since the time of the dinosaurs, enduring meteor collisions, ice ages, and the shifting of the continents.
Residents living in towns and cities can play a major role in ensuring insect pollinators survive and thrive around them, a team of international scientists has said.
Guinea has now acquired tools and capacity to carry out conservation actions of migratory waterbirds. These tools include the availability of the National AEWA Work Plan, the Lesser Flamingo Species Action Plan, and the Black crowned-crane Species Action Plan.
Hosting of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Meetings of the Conference of the Parties and the Corresponding Meetings of the Parties to the Cartagena and Nagoya Protocols
Marine protected areas in national waters have proven successful in helping depleted fish stocks to recover
A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon’s Aarey Colony and Thane’s Badlapur forested belts, 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered, and has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri.
A little known species driven to the edge of extinction by poaching has gained extra protection at the Cites meeting in South Africa.
An area that includes the islands of San Félix and San Ambrosio — also known as the Desventuradas — is now officially protected.
UK has failed to provide enough safe habitats for the mammals, with just one small site formally proposed so far, says European commission
Cites summit moves to protect the world’s most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the tree under trade restrictions
CITES Secretary-General John Scanlon tells DW how forensics is a game-changer for combating wildlife trade, about weird and wonderful species up for protection, and the surprising Western link to demand for rhino horn.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia — not coca production, researchers said Wednesday.
Mongabay offers a glimpse into conservation science in progress: Stephanie Courtney Jones suggests that “pesty” traits that help invasive species spread, could also help endangered species adapt.
The booming social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has been used by many Indonesians to promote the country’s beauty to the outside world.