Wildlife

Wildlife group: Exotic pets trade activity rises on Facebook

Sep 10, 2018

A wildlife monitoring group says research it has conducted since 2016 has found a sharp increase in the number of people belonging to Facebook groups in Thailand where endangered animals are bought and sold

China reports 4th outbreak this month of African swine fever

Aug 23, 2018

China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but says it has the situation under control

Heavily pork-reliant China battling African swine fever

Aug 22, 2018

China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds

Forests group halts plan to endorse Indonesian paper giant

Aug 16, 2018

Forests group halts plan to restore endorsement for Indonesian paper giant

Correction: US-China Tariffs-The Latest story

Jul 13, 2018

Correction: US-China Tariffs-The Latest story

Panda takes excursion into town in southwestern China

Jun 1, 2018

A highly social giant panda out for a stroll has surprised and delighted residents of a town in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan

Forests watchdog sends ultimatum to Indonesian paper giant

May 30, 2018

The main global group for certifying sustainable wood has sent a come clean ultimatum to the one of the world's largest paper companies and its Indonesian owners following evidence it continues to cut down tropical forests

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

May 16, 2018

Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation

Alleged wildlife smuggling kingpin jailed in Thailand

May 11, 2018

An anti-trafficking group says a court in Thailand has sentenced a Thai man believed to be a kingpin in the illicit wildlife trade to 2 ½ years in prison for smuggling rhinoceros horns

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

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