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More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report

Geneva - More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

Geneva - The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after countries supported the move Sunday, in what conservationists hailed as a "historic win".

Wildlife summit mulls trade rules to counter 'unprecedented' species declines

Geneva - Conservationists warned of "unprecedented" species declines Saturday as countries met in Geneva to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory and products from other endangered animal and plants.

Sri Lanka probes elephant cruelty at Buddhist parade

Colombo - Sri Lanka Friday ordered an investigation following the collapse of a skeletal 70-year-old elephant after being forced to parade at a high-profile Buddhist pageant popular with local and foreign tourists.

Gentle giraffes threatened with 'silent extinction'

For most of his life as a Samburu warrior, Lesaiton Lengoloni thought nothing of hunting giraffes, the graceful giants so common a feature of the Kenyan plains where he roamed."There was no particular pride in killing a giraffe, not like a lion...

Global meet to mull trade rules to protect endangered species

Geneva - Specialists will meet in Geneva from Saturday to try to tighten rules on trade in elephant ivory, rhino horns and other endangered animal and plant species amid growing alarm over accelerating extinctions.

Countries push to protect sharks, rays

Geneva - Dozens of countries will push at a global meeting for regulations on trade in 18 types of shark and ray, with conservationists warning Thursday of looming extinction for many species.

Philippine boy eaten by croc in latest attack

Manila - A boy was killed after being snatched from a boat by a saltwater crocodile in the southern Philippines, as the reptiles' shrinking habitat leads to repeated attacks, authorities said Wednesday.

Mysteries of the deep: how some sharks glow green in the dark

Washington - It may not sound like the best way to go incognito, but some species of shark that lurk on the ocean floor glow a bright green hue visible to others of their kind.

Born in the USA, 'Boss' the bull fetches record price in Bangladesh

Dhaka - "Boss", a Brahman bull born in the USA but raised in Bangladesh, has been sold for a record price as the country prepares to sacrifice over 10 million animals to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha next week, officials said Thursday.

Whales die in new mysterious Iceland stranding

Reykjav - Some 20 pilot whales have died stranded in mysterious circumstances on the south-western coast of Iceland, emergency services said Saturday, only two weeks after a similarly unexplained mass stranding had already killed dozens of the long-finned cetace...

Crocodiles hunt in flooded Indian city

Vadodara - Crocodiles hunted dogs in the flooded streets of the Indian city of Vadodara after it was battered by nearly 50 centimetres (20 inches) of rain in 24 hours leaving five people dead, police said Friday.

Fly buzzes Duterte as he attacks Philippine priests

Manila - A fly that interrupted his speech was working under the orders of priests, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte joked Tuesday, as he launched a new verbal attack on the country's influential Catholic church.

Vietnam seizes 125 kilos of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Hanoi - Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said Sunday, as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

Indian villagers beat tigress to death after attacks

New Delhi - Indian police made four arrests on Friday after a mob of villagers brutally beat to death a tigress that had attacked local people.

Rare rhinos among more than 200 animals killed by India floods

Guwahati - Devastating floods have killed more than 200 wild animals -- including 17 threatened one-horned rhinos -- in one of India's best-known national parks, officials said Wednesday.

Prized Thai buffaloes show off speed in muddy race

Chon Buri - Sloshing across a muddy field with men sprinting behind them, prized water buffaloes blow past cheering spectators in eastern Thailand on Sunday in a rare display of bovine speed.

Salvini and Berlusconi bet on pets as Italy coalition wobbles

Rome - Italy's strongman deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini appears to be taking a leaf out of former leader Silvio Berlusconi's book by wooing voters with pet-friendly initiatives to shore up support ahead of possible elections.

Tiger, rhinos flee to higher ground in India's flood-hit Assam

Guwahati - A tiger escaped from a wildlife park in India's flood-ravaged Assam and stretched out on a shophouse bed Thursday, startling residents and shining a spotlight on the plight of animals caught up in the deluge.

Italians cheer on wild bear's 'Great Escape'

Rome - Italian animal lovers cheered on a wild bear Tuesday after a daring escape from an electrified holding pen sparked a bear-hunt and a furore over its fate.

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby Nad Labem - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday.

French supermarket managers ousted over safari hunting snaps

Lyon - It was meant to be a trophy picture, showing their success on safari, but the photo of a French couple posing beside a lion they had shot ended up costing them their jobs.

'Plan Bee' gets Indian elephants to buzz off railways

New Delhi - Indian Railways have come up with a novel way of getting elephants to buzz off from train tracks: speakers that play the sound of bees to scare the jumbos away.

Thousands of animals saved in global crackdown on wildlife crime

Lyon - Police across the globe have seized thousands of wild animals, including primates and big cats, and arrested nearly 600 suspects in a vast crackdown on illegal wildlife smuggling, Interpol said Wednesday.

New orphan dugong named 'handsome sea prince' by Thai royal

Bangkok - A second orphan baby dugong found stranded on a southern Thai beach has been named "handsome sea prince" by one of the country's princesses, officials said Saturday, as sea cow craze sweeps the kingdom.

South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

Bangkok - A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday, despite the show's extensive apology.

Thailand's orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang - Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped spread interest in ocean conservation in the process.

Russia releases first whales held in 'jail'

Moscow - A number of whales and orcas captured to perform in aquariums and held in cramped pens have been released into the wild, but experts warned the mammals may not survive after being held in captivity for months.

Sri Lankans charged over traffic in baby elephants

Colombo - A senior Sri Lankan conservation official was among eight people charged Tuesday in a landmark case over the capture and sale to the wealthy of dozens of baby elephants as status symbols.
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