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S.Africa divers risk all to poach marine delicacies for China diners

Cape Town - One Saturday night in August, Deurick van Blerk, 26, climbed into his small boat off the coast of Cape Town on another of his illegal fishing expeditions. He never returned.

Vietnam makes fresh ivory, pangolin haul from Nigeria

Hanoi - Vietnam has seized eight tonnes of pangolin scales and elephant ivory shipped from Nigeria, police said Friday, the second such haul in a week in a country which both consumes and trafficks huge volumes of endangered African wildlife.

S.African lion cubs conceived artificially in world first

Brits - Watching the two little lion cubs boisterously play with each other at a conservation centre outside of South Africa's capital Pretoria, it's hard to see anything out of the ordinary. But these cubs are unique.

Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps supports water conservation

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is hard at work with his water conservation efforts with his Colgate partnership.

Belugas adopt toothy whale lost in Canadian waters

Ottawa - A lonely narwhal that strayed far from its Arctic habitat has apparently found a new family in a pod of belugas in Canada's Saint Lawrence River, a marine conservation group said Thursday.

New construction boom threatens Spanish coastline

Begur - Sandwiched between the crystalline blue sea and green pine trees lies Aiguafreda, one of Spain's last largely unspoiled Mediterranean coves, which is threatened by a new building frenzy.

Japan fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt

Apo - A fleet of Japanese whaling ships caught 177 minke and sei whales during a three-month tour of the northwestern Pacific, the government said Wednesday.

New Caledonia protects huge swathe of coral reefs

Blanchot - New Caledonia agreed Tuesday to tougher protections around a huge swathe of some of the world's last near-pristine coral reefs, in a move conservationists hailed as a major breakthrough.

Icelandic wildlife group calls for hybrid whale killing probe

Reykjav - Icelandic conservationists have asked prosecutors to probe whether the killing of a rare hybrid whale was illegal, a lawyer said on Thursday.

95% of lemur population facing extinction: conservationists

Geneva - Ninety-five percent of the world's lemur population is "on the brink of extinction," making them the most endangered primates on Earth, a leading conservation group said Wednesday.

And then there were 3: 'The last mountain caribou herd'

The South Selkirk mountain caribou herd is unique because it is the only one that roams the Pacific Northwest between Canada and Washington State and Idaho. Sadly, today, there are only three of the “gray ghosts" left.

Tenth rhino dead in Kenya after disastrous transfer

Nairobi - A tenth critically endangered black rhino has been reported dead after a botched operation to move the animals to a new reserve in southern Kenya, the country's tourism minister said on Thursday.

Cloud brightening, 'sun shields' to save Barrier Reef

Sydney - Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

Seven rhinos die after move to a new park in Kenya

Nairobi - Seven out of 14 critically endangered black rhinos died after being moved to a new reserve in southern Kenya, wildlife officials admitted on Friday.

Win for wildlife as krill fishing restricted in Antarctica

Sydney - Five major krill fishing firms Tuesday agreed to halt operations across huge swathes of the Antarctic to help protect wildlife in a move hailed as "bold and progressive" by conservationists.

Artificial intelligence used to identify and count wild animals

Scientists have devised an artificial intelligence platform that can be used to identify, count, and describe wild animals. A trial was recently run as part of a citizen science project.

Dell EMC Canada supports World Oceans Day

Toronto - To mark the recent World Oceans Day, Dell EMC Canada has unveiled a special art installation at Toronto’s Harboufront. The purpose is to help draw attention to the global environmental concern of ocean plastics.

Australia builds world's longest cat-proof fence to save wildlife

Sydney - A conservation agency has constructed what is believed to be the world's longest cat-proof fence in central Australia to save native wildlife and vegetation ravaged by the feline predators.

Canada moves to protect world's largest expanse of boreal forest

Ottawa - Alberta is now home to the largest area of protected boreal forest in the world, following an announcement Tuesday that set aside more than 13,600 square kilometers (5,251 square miles) of land across much of northeast Alberta.

Canada ready to indemnify Trans Mountain pipeline losses: Morneau

Ottawa - Canada pledged Wednesday to compensate the builder of a controversial oil pipeline in British Columbia for any losses that may result from political delays.

Fans jubilant as Bollywood star Salman Khan freed on bail

Jodhpur - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan left prison on Saturday after being granted bail so he can contest a five-year jail sentence for killing rare antelopes.

Japan whalers return from Antarctic hunt after killing 333 whales

Apo - Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said.

Indonesian 'house pet' orangutans rescued by activists

Jakarta - Young orangutan Utu clings to one of his rescuers as he is freed from the tiny wooden cage that has been home for five years.The tiny primate, covered in fuzzy auburn hair, is one of three Bornean orangutans saved in Indonesia over the past two weeks.

Hong Kong shops defy ban on trade in pangolin scales

Fpo - On a winding Hong Kong street where shops keep a dizzying array of dried produce, one highly valued ingredient is still being sold despite being subject to an international ban: deep-fried scales of endangered pangolins.

Latin America's 'magic tree' slowly coming back to life

Arroyo Arena - The guaimaro, a highly prized tree bearing nutritious fruit, once abundant throughout South America, is slowly being coaxed back from near extinction in Colombia.Widely adaptable, the tree is resistant to drought -- though not, sadly, to man.

Spotted marsupial returned to mainland Australia after half century

Sydney - A species of spotted marsupial devastated by foxes has been returned to the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in almost 50 years in a rare and landmark conservation success story.

Shipments of protected African species to Asia soar: study

Fpo - Shipments of protected African species including tortoises, pythons and parrots to Asia have soared since 2006 as demand grows in the Far East for exotic pets, meats and other animal products, a new study warned Tuesday.

1.5 million penguins discovered on remote Antarctic islands

Paris - A thriving hotspot of some 1.5 million Adelie penguins has been discovered on the remote Danger Islands in the east Antarctic, surprised scientists announced Friday.

Samoa creates huge shark sanctuary

Wellington - The island nation of Samoa has declared its waters a shark sanctuary, joining a string of other Pacific countries in protecting the marine predators.Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele said the move would help sustain a vital part of the ocean's ecosystem....

Corporations key to rescuing nature, says WWF chief

Paris - A generation ago, the idea of a veteran international banker leading a global organisation charged with saving the planet's dwindling and besieged wildlife would have seemed far-fetched. For some, it still does.
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A photograph by Jules Howard - Toad at night.
A photograph by Jules Howard - Toad at night.
Froglife
Mother and young rhinoceros killed for their horns. At the beginning of the 20th century there were ...
Mother and young rhinoceros killed for their horns. At the beginning of the 20th century there were 500,000 rhinos. Since 1970 the world rhino population has declined by 90 percent.
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Balls Fall s  fall scenes.
Balls Fall's, fall scenes.
Atlantic salmon released on Bonaventure River  Quebec  Canada.
Atlantic salmon released on Bonaventure River, Quebec, Canada.
ASF/Photo by Kelsey Taylor
Volunteers help plant trees on National Tree Day.
Volunteers help plant trees on National Tree Day.
Upper Falls at Ball s Falls conservation area.
Upper Falls at Ball's Falls conservation area.
Volunteers queue up (get in line – American translation) for the free BBQ.
Volunteers queue up (get in line – American translation) for the free BBQ.
For some books  older ways of book conservation are required using the equipment of yesteryear.
For some books, older ways of book conservation are required using the equipment of yesteryear.
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich  looking...
Scattered remnants of a once great forest - Mature Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris. Glen Quoich, looking towards Beinn a Bhuird, Scotland.
Graham Lewis - Wikipedia CC License
PERFECT: U.S. and California National Guard firefighters practice water drops near Lake Pardee in Ap...
PERFECT: U.S. and California National Guard firefighters practice water drops near Lake Pardee in April in anticipation of a tough fire season with the Golden State in its fourth year of drought.
Army National Guard photo/Sgt. Ian M. Kummer
A photograph by Jules Howard - Toad on wood.
A photograph by Jules Howard - Toad on wood.
Froglife
Upper Ball s Falls in autumn colours.
Upper Ball's Falls in autumn colours.
Balls Fall s  fall scenes.
Balls Fall's, fall scenes.
Deforestation in Amazonia  seen from satellite.
Deforestation in Amazonia, seen from satellite.
NASA
Tour the Grist Mill heritage building in the Ball s Falls conservation area.
Tour the Grist Mill heritage building in the Ball's Falls conservation area.
The Papuan black bass can be found in a select area of Papua New Guinea. This man is fly fishing.
The Papuan black bass can be found in a select area of Papua New Guinea. This man is fly fishing.
Dennis Pat
Controlled burns are rarely done  making the life of a Venus flytrap all that much harder. This plan...
Controlled burns are rarely done, making the life of a Venus flytrap all that much harder. This plant is almost hidden in the grasses.
WCNC
Aphids - Cinara Smolandiae on juniper tree
Aphids - Cinara Smolandiae on juniper tree
Image Courtesy Trees for Life
Sir Richard Branson is one of several high profile individuals calling for the ban of shark fin soup...
Sir Richard Branson is one of several high profile individuals calling for the ban of shark fin soup.
WildAid.org
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Lowr falls at Balls Fall's, fall scenes.