Rakuten bans whale meat

Business / Corporate Apr 3, 2014

Rakuten bans whale meat

Rakuten notifies sellers it will halt all sales of whale and dolphin meat at the end of the month, after a scathing report by the U.K.-based Environmental Investigation Agency.

Group warns horseshoe crabs at risk

National Jul 18, 2013

Group warns horseshoe crabs at risk

The head of a citizen-based conservation group has warned that horseshoe crabs on the Tsuyazaki tideland in Fukuoka Prefecture are declining sharply. Marine life expert Mari Shuno spends every summer on the tideland in the city of Fukutsu researching the animals under the harsh sun. ...

World Jun 22, 2013

Fighting the poachers on Africa's thin green line

by David Smith

Esnart Paundi rarely smiled for the camera. One old photo shows her wearing her ranger's camouflage fatigues and a pensive expression as she crouches beside a mound of bushmeat and three despondent poachers, one handcuffed. In another she is in a black leather jacket ...