Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

Asia Pacific Jan 6, 2020

Wildfires threaten unique critters on Australian 'Galapagos'

It has been described as Australia's Galapagos Islands and has long been a refuge for some of the country's most endangered creatures. But devastating wildfires over recent days have undone decades of careful conservation work on Kangaroo Island and have threatened to wipe out ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Jan 4, 2020

Seven stranded pilot whales rescued in New Zealand

Seven whales were successfully herded back to sea after they survived a mass stranding at a New Zealand beach on Saturday, conservation officials said. About 1,000 locals and vacationers had spent several hours comforting the beached whales on the Coromandel Peninsula in the North Island. They ...