Kenya burns record ton of ivory, warns poachers

May 1, 2016

Kenya burns record ton of ivory, warns poachers

Kenya’s president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from ...

Cambodian Royal Turtle in danger of extinction

Apr 25, 2016

Cambodian Royal Turtle in danger of extinction

Cambodia’s Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday. The New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society said in a statement that ...

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

Apr 7, 2016

Yellowstone bison granted more home to roam

America’s largest band of wild bison can roam public lands outside its home at Yellowstone National Park without facing certain slaughter, under an agreement reached by U.S., state and tribal leaders on Wednesday. The plan allows bison, also known as buffalo, to range on ...

Feb 26, 2016

Record 6,250 manatees spotted in Florida waters

The number of manatees in the waters around Florida has reached a new peak of at least 6,250, conservationists said Thursday, a record reflecting years of efforts to protect the mammals. The count is up slightly from the 6,063 spotted last year, the Florida ...

Dodos were not so dumb after all

Feb 25, 2016

Dodos were not so dumb after all

The dodo is an extinct flightless bird whose name has become synonymous with stupidity. But it turns out that the dodo was no birdbrain, but instead a reasonably brainy bird. Scientists said on Wednesday they figured out the dodo’s brain size and structure based ...