Environment And Nature

Market for illegal elephant ivory surges in Laos, study says

Sep 28, 2017

A new report says the illegal sale of African ivory in Laos is surging even as neighboring China phases out its own legal ivory market

Poachers target Africa's lions, vultures with poison

Sep 27, 2017

Conservationists fear the poisoning of African wildlife is escalating in some areas, saying relatively easy access to agricultural chemicals and the surging illegal market for animal parts are putting some already beleaguered species under more pressure

Hard to spot: criminals find new ways to smuggle rhino horns

Sep 17, 2017

Conservationists say some criminal groups are processing rhino horns into powder and trinkets in South Africa before smuggling it to Asia, a developing trend that could make it harder for law enforcement agencies to intercept trafficked horns

Kenya dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions

Sep 17, 2017

Kenyan dump dwellers make a living recycling hair extensions, from trash to beauty salons

Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months: Amnesty report

Sep 5, 2017

Boko Haram killings have doubled in 5 months in Lake Chad region, Amnesty report says

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk

Sep 5, 2017

Ethiopia faces worst drought in years as millions at risk; 'This particular year more intense'

More than 100,000 displaced by flooding in central Nigeria

Sep 1, 2017

More than 100,000 displaced by flooding in central Nigeria, president says; no word on deaths

Kenya bans plastic bags, may fine violators up to $38,000

Aug 28, 2017

A ban on plastic bags came into force Monday in Kenya and those found in violation of the ban could be fined up to $38,000 or serve a four-year jail term

Few bidders in online sale of South African rhino horn

Aug 26, 2017

Few bidders in online sale of South African rhino horn as debate over domestic trade continues

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns

Aug 23, 2017

South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns; conservationists watch with alarm

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