Ana Nagel

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American woman, 22, dragged to her death by a lion and another person seriously hurt after leaving their car window open during South African safari

• <b>The tourist was dragged out of the window at Gauteng Lion Park near Johannesburg</b>• <b><br>The injured man was reportedly a local tour guide who tried to save</b> …

Captive-bred or canned hunting?

In an article published in the <i>Sunday Times</i> (May 31 2015), SA’s Minister for Environment Affairs Edna Molewa defended the policy of sustainable use of …

Endangered Wildlife List Swells in 2015, From Lions to Orchids

The number of animals and plants at risk of extinction rose in 2015 despite government pledges to improve protection, with species under threat …

Op-Ed: Playing with words while captive lions die

At issue is a semantic disagreement over exactly what is understood by the term ‘canned hunting’. When Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa …

DNA Tracking Of Ivory Helps Biologists Find Poaching Hotspots

The demand for ivory around the world is leading to the slaughter of tens of thousands of elephants every year. To fight the poachers, wildlife biologists are trying to pin down where the worst poaching is, and they've found a new way to do that: with DNA.<p>Zoologist Sam Wasser, a research professor …

Why Elephants Are Recovering in Uganda as They Decline Overall

The country’s ambassador to the United States explains how Uganda has managed to grow its elephant population by 600 percent, though challenges remain.<p>Despite the widespread decline of elephants across Africa in recent years, one nation has reported a rising population.<p>Elephants in Uganda have …

Wildlife

Keep Fighting Joseph Kony’s LRA

Congress should remain committed to extinguishing the threat of Kony’s murderous Lord’s Resistance Army, not pull the plug.<p>In February, a man and his …

Saving Ithuba: How a baby rhino 'suffering post-traumatic stress disorder' is being treated in secret after he saw his mother shot dead by poachers

• <b>Ithuba was rescued eight days after his mother was killed in front of him</b>• <b><br>The six-and-a-half month calf was injured, sick and severely traumatised</b> <b></b>• <b><br>But</b> …

Earth - The story of rhinos and how they conquered the world

View image of Paraceratherium was the largest ever rhino species (Credit: Stocktrek Images Inc./Alamy)<p>Let's go back in time 30 million years, long before modern humans appeared. Tropical forests were shrinking and grassy savannahs were spreading. These lush grasslands were home to creatures long …

Six in court for rhino poaching

Pretoria – Six suspected rhino poachers have appeared in courts in Limpopo and Mpumalanga this week, police said on Thursday.<p>Police spokesperson …