Wildlife

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

Indonesia arrests Japanese man in reptile smuggling

May 18, 2017

Indonesian authorities have arrested a Japanese man who conservationists says is a major player in the illegal wildlife trade for allegedly attempting to smuggle more than 250 reptiles out of the country

Albino orangutan named 'Alba' after worldwide appeal

May 16, 2017

A conservation group says a rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia has been named "Alba" after thousands of suggestions were sent from around the world

Malaysia seizes 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar

May 15, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 330 exotic tortoises from Madagascar worth 1.2 million ringgit ($276,721) in the latest heist of illegal wildlife and animal parts being smuggled into the country

Name sought for rare albino orangutan rescued in Indonesia

May 10, 2017

A conservation group is asking the public to suggest names for a rare albino orangutan that was rescued from villagers in the Indonesian part of Borneo last month

Malaysia seizes 18 rhino horns from Mozambique

Apr 10, 2017

Malaysian authorities say they have seized 18 rhino horns believed to have been smuggled into the country from Mozambique

Indonesia arrests man who bought orangutan, leopard, bear

Apr 4, 2017

Indonesian police say they saved a sun bear, a clouded leopard and a baby orangutan from the wildlife trade after a tip from conservationists who tracked the illegal activities through Instagram

China plans panda preserve 3 times size of Yellowstone park

Mar 31, 2017

China plans a preserve for giant pandas that will be three times the size of Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.

Fears for Indonesian park's rare species as Trump town rises

Mar 29, 2017

A sprawling "Trump Community" that will rise next to a pristine national park in West Java has alarmed conservationists

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