Wildlife

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

Thai jungle seen as breeding ground for Indochinese tigers

Mar 28, 2017

Conservationists say they have evidence that the critically endangered Indochinese tiger is breeding in a Thai jungle, giving hope for the survival of an animal whose total population may be less than 300

Indonesia summons British envoy over coral damaged by ship

Mar 17, 2017

Indonesia's government has summoned the British ambassador to discuss compensation for the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship chartered by a British tour company in a tourist area known for outstanding marine biodiversity

China poachers caught after posting haul on social media

Mar 17, 2017

Chinese poachers have been caught after they posted pictures of themselves with their haul of illegally killed pheasants on social media

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