Wildlife

Conservationist who campaigned against ivory trade shot dead in Tanzania

A prominent conservationist who campaigned against the illegal ivory trade has been shot dead in Tanzania.<p>Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening as he rode in a taxi from Dar as Salaam airport to a hotel.<p>Police said the car was stopped by another vehicle. Two men, one armed, then opened …

News

Top elephant conservationist shot dead in Tanzania: colleagues

A leading conservationist who had worked hard to bring down notorious elephant poachers and stop ivory-trafficking, has been shot dead in Tanzania, …

News (South Africa)

Tanzania: South African wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter shot dead

He had worked on many high-profile Ivory smuggling cases that led to many arrests.<p>Wildlife conservationist Wayne Lotter was shot dead in the …

Dar Es Salaam

International Orangutan Day - still threatened by extinction

No hope for orangutans? Ahead of International Orangutan Day on Saturday environmentalists says the big apes are still on the brink of extinction due …

Palm Oil

Kyoto University experts detect large mammal species in Cambodia during camera trap study

Experts from Kyoto University and the Wildlife Conservation Society have conducted a camera trap survey that detected a multitude of large mammal …

Camera Traps

2 bears, not 1, killed Swedish wildlife park employee | Miami Herald

Swedish public radio says two bears — not one — killed an employee at one of Europe's largest wildlife parks earlier this month.<p>Prosecutor Gunnar …

Inside South Africa’s Most Stylish New Safari Lodge

Singita Sweni is redefining luxury in the bush with a radical new look.<p>South Africa’s Singita Sweni safari lodge has debuted a radical renovation. …

Travel

Assam floods: Over 140 animal carcasses found at Kaziranga National Park

The second wave of floods in Assam has inundated 80 per cent of the 481 sq km area of the famed Kaziranga National Park and claimed the lives of over …

Assam

Brave Rescue Elephants Are Helping Save Lives in Severely Flooded Nepal

But that doesn't make elephant rides OK.<p>Devastating floods and landslides have hit India, Nepal, and Bangladesh over the past week, as the monsoon …

Animals

The success story of Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park

After being decimated during Mozambique's long civil war many had given up on saving the country's wild animals. Luckily a foundation came to the …

Lions Attempts To Attack Hippo, Quickly Regrets It

This eager lion was on the hunt for some food in Maasai Mara, Kenya, when she spotted a hippopotamus. The hungry lion approached the hippo from …

Rhino swept from Nepal to India by flooding rescued

<b>An endangered one-horned rhino which was swept across the Nepalese border into India by flooding has been rescued and brought home.</b><p>The young female rhino was found 42km (26 miles) from the Chitwan National Park in the Indian village of Bagah.<p>Four more rhinos from the park need to be rescued and one …

India

Environmental groups decry 'unnecessary' killing of wolves, ask Gov. Brown to show leadership

Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife has "lost its way" and the state's plan for managing wolves has veered off course, according to leaders from …

Livestock

Amazing story: Tracking elephants across the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

<i>JOHANNESBURG — The process of opening up of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park is an incredible feat when one thinks of it. Back in 2002, the heads</i> …

Rhino farmer to go to High Court to conduct online auction of horns

On Friday, the government said it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start on Monday, as outraged conservationists said the sale …

Judiciary

Save Snow Leopards

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Arctic Ocean

Rare butterfly spotted in Scotland for the first time since 1884

Elusive and endangered white-letter hairstreak discovered in a field in the Scottish borders could become the 34th species to live and breed in the country<p>Scotland has a new species of butterfly: the elusive and endangered white-letter hairstreak has been discovered in a field in Berwickshire, 100 …

News (Scotland)

Shooting The Outdoors Doesn’t Have To Cost You A Fortune

Building a kit for nature photography can be very expensive, with the costs of high-end DSLRs, telephoto lenses, durable and weatherproof accessories …

Nature Photography

Black market in rare species costs NZ dearly

New Zealand's flora and fauna is being pillaged for the black market.<p>"It's a huge problem," Customs senior investigator and Wildlife Enforcement …

Black Market

Anti-poaching activist Wayne Lotter shot dead in Tanzania

Among his many achievements Mr Lotter will be remembered for being instrumental in setting up and funding the country's top ivory police unit the …

Corruption

Cougar sighting sparks evacuation of Willow Park golf course

Incident comes 3 weeks after officers killed a big cat at same location due to safety concerns<p>Police have cleared a golf course in Calgary's …

Golf

Workers from BKSDA try to examine wounded Sumatran elephant in Indonesia

Workers from Aceh Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) gather to examine a Sumatran elephant after it has been shot by hunters in Aceh, …

News (China)

Manx Wildlife Trust surveying Isle of Man seal population

<b>The seal population off the Isle of Man is being surveyed for the first time in a decade.</b><p>Manx Wildlife Trust (MWT) is aiming to collect as much information as possible as the numbers have not been formally monitored since 2007.<p>MWT is looking for volunteers to spend time on the Calf of Man, an islet …

Isle of Man

Grizzly Bear’s new album ‘Painted Ruins’ is out now (stream, review)

The first single released from <i>Painted Ruins</i> was “Three Rings,” the most subdued lead single <b>Grizzly Bear</b> have put out since their mainstream …

Music

Stunning Story Of A Real Life Mowgli

Tippi Degre may have been born and raised in Namibia, Africa but, she was no ordinary girl. In fact by the looks of these photos, you can probably …

Humor

The Latest: Deal reached on Yellowstone wildlife protections | Miami Herald

The Latest on an agreement intended to protect trout streams and a key piece of elk habitat just outside Yellowstone National Park (all times …

Business

Get an insider's look at wolves and elk on a fall tour in Yellowstone

Autumn is golden in Yellowstone National Park when aspens, oaks and grasses change color and crowds subside.<p>It's also a good time to watch wolves and elk in the wild; fall is the elks' rutting season, and their bugling calls can be heard throughout the park.<p>A four-day Fall Wolf and Elk Discovery …

National Parks

Political animals

×<p>U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service<p>If the gray wolf is delisted, it would once again be legal to hunt them in Wisconsin.<p><b>Wisconsin’s gray wolves</b> had a …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Argentinian Trophy Hunter Attacked, Trampled To Death By The Elephant He Was Hunting

A trophy hunter who was visiting Africa with a group of friends to hunt African elephants was trampled to death by the very elephant he was …

Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC

Wildlife rangers at Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were killed in an ambush by Mai Mai rebels<p>Three rangers have been killed and another is missing after an attack by violent militia in Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the number …

Environment