Wildlife

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

Malaysia raises alert as bird flu virus hits more birds

Mar 16, 2017

Malaysian authorities have raised an alert for northeastern Kelantan state after the virulent H5N1 bird flu virus was found to have spread to poultry in more villages

Indonesia says British cruise ship must pay for coral damage

Mar 15, 2017

Indonesia's government says a British-owned cruise ship must pay compensation for the destruction of coral reefs in a popular tourist area known for its extensive marine biodiversity

Rescued orangutans airlifted to freedom in Borneo

Mar 15, 2017

Conservation groups in Indonesia have returned 17 critically endangered orangutans to their natural forest habitat in the past month, airlifting some by helicopter to a remote area of Borneo where they hope the rehabilitated great apes will be safe

Indonesia to take action against coral damage by cruise ship

Mar 14, 2017

The Indonesian government says it will take strong action in response to the destruction of coral reefs by a cruise ship at a popular tourist destination known for its marine biodiversity

Thai customs seizes 21 rhino horns worth $5 million

Mar 14, 2017

Thai authorities say they have seized 21 unusually large rhinoceros horns worth almost $5 million that were smuggled from Ethiopia

Thailand seizes 422 pieces of smuggled elephant tusks

Mar 7, 2017

Thai authorities have seized 422 pieces of elephant tusks and arrested a Gambian man suspected of smuggling the ivory

US-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving DC zoo

Feb 23, 2017

An American-born panda on Thursday started settling into her new home in southwest China where she will eventually join a panda breeding program

China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak

Feb 17, 2017

China is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people

Scales from endangered pangolins seized in Thailand

Feb 2, 2017

Almost three tons of scales from endangered African pangolins, hidden in sacks, have been seized at Bangkok's main airport

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