Wildlife

Group: Orangutan orphans a sign of habitat destruction

Oct 16, 2017

An Indonesian conservation group says the discovery last week of two orphaned baby orangutans on Borneo is further evidence that deforestation and illegal hunting are threatening survival of the great apes

Thailand seizes rhino horns, arrests suspected smugglers

Oct 11, 2017

Thai authorities have arrested two Chinese citizens suspected of smuggling rhinoceros horns worth about $300,000 through Bangkok's main airport

To fight wildlife crime, experts say 'follow the money'

Sep 17, 2017

With wildlife crime escalating, nations are going beyond raids to "follow the money" in an effort to track down the kingpins financing smuggling rings

More than 100 endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

Aug 31, 2017

Thai customs officials seize more than 100 live pangolins and 450 kilograms (990 pounds) of scales from the endangered animal

Philippine leader feasts on chicken to allay bird flu scare

Aug 28, 2017

The Philippine president has eaten grilled chicken, duck and eggs with other officials to help allay fears caused by the country's first large outbreak of avian flu

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

Aug 28, 2017

AP PHOTOS: Palm oil kills orangutans in Indonesia peat swamp

Philippines to cull 200,000 fowl after bird flu outbreak

Aug 11, 2017

The Philippines will cull at least 200,000 birds after confirming its first bird flu outbreak, but no animal-to-human transmission has been reported

Malaysia seizes ivory, pangolin scales from Africa

Aug 2, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they've seized 23 pieces of elephant tusks and 301 kilograms (664 pounds) of pangolin scales believed to have been smuggled from Africa in a haul worth nearly $1 million

Thai police say they made progress in ivory trade crackdown

Jul 8, 2017

Police and conservationists say efforts by Thailand's government to curb sales of ivory have been successful following criticism of widespread trafficking in the country

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

May 19, 2017

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables

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