Wildlife

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

Singapore euthanizes 27-year-old polar bear born in tropics

Apr 25, 2018

Inuka, the world's first polar bear born in the tropics, has been euthanized by the Singapore Zoo

Asian elephants said at risk from Chinese demand for skin

Apr 24, 2018

A report by a British-based conservation group says rising Chinese demand for products made from elephant skin is driving poaching and posing a threat to Asia's wild herds even greater than the ivory trade

Thai beach from DiCaprio movie gets breather from tourists

Mar 29, 2018

The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

Greenpeace leaves sustainable wood certification group

Mar 27, 2018

Greenpeace withdraws from Forest Stewardship Council, says it is failing to protect natural forests from exploitation

Thai construction tycoon charged with poaching

Mar 14, 2018

Thai police have filed more charges against a billionaire construction tycoon accused of hunting endangered animals in a wildlife sanctuary, in a case that has sparked public criticism of privileges enjoyed by the country's rich and well-connected

Sumatran tiger fatally attacks man in western Indonesia

Mar 11, 2018

A rare Sumatran tiger has fatally attacked a man in the latest human-tiger conflict in a western Indonesian region plagued by widespread deforestation

China to build massive $1.5 billion panda conservation area

Mar 8, 2018

The Bank of China has pledged at least 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) to create a massive giant panda conservation park in southwestern Sichuan province

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