Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

/ Oct 13, 2017

Thousands of penguin chicks starve in Antarctica

Mass starvation has wiped out thousands of penguin chicks in Antarctica, with unusually thick sea ice forcing their parents to forage further for food in what conservationists Friday called a "catastrophic breeding failure." French scientists, supported by WWF, have been studying a colony of 18,000 ...

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo celebrates birth of western gorilla

Oct 10, 2017

Tokyo's Ueno Zoo celebrates birth of western gorilla

A western gorilla, considered a critically endangered species, has given birth at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo, its operator said Tuesday. Momoko, 34, delivered her baby on Monday morning, the zoo said, adding that the mother and the baby are in good health. The newborn's sex remains ...

/ Oct 6, 2017

Pacific's Niue creates huge marine sanctuary

The tiny Pacific island nation of Niue on Friday announced the creation of a huge marine sanctuary, saying it wanted to stop overfishing and preserve the environment for future generations. While Niue's landmass is only 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), its remote location about ...

/ Sep 15, 2017

Report finds staggering decline in Canada wildlife

Half of the vertebrate populations in Canada are in staggering decline, despite the country's vast outback, according to a WWF report Thursday that highlighted threats to beluga whales and caribou. The World Wildlife Fund in its Living Planet Report pointed to 451 shrinking animal populations ...

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

Sep 15, 2017

Is your chocolate craving destroying forests in West Africa?

Your afternoon chocolate craving may be fueling climate change, destroying protected forests and threatening elephants, chimpanzees and hippos in West Africa, research suggests. Well-known brands, such as Mars and Nestle, are buying through global traders cocoa that is grown illegally in dwindling national parks and ...

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

/ Sep 14, 2017

Elephants hide by day, forage at night to evade poachers

Elephants in eastern Africa have learned to travel at night and hide during the day to avoid poachers who are hunting tuskers into extinction, researchers reported Wednesday. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight, resting under cover of darkness. But a sharp increase in ...