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Baby orangutan rescued after being kept as a pet

Feb 23, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature last year changed its classification of the Bornean orangutan from endangered to critically endangered

ORANGUTAN RESCUE. This picture taken in Kendawangan, West Kalimantan on Borneo island on February 14, 2017 shows Devi Sumantri holding Vena, a seven-month-old baby orangutan, during a rescue operation by the International Animal Rescue and Indonesian Natural Resources and Conservation Agency (BKSDA). Photo by Adek Berry / AFP

Giraffes 'threatened with extinction'

Dec 08, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The population of the world s tallest land mammal drops to below 100 000 in 2015 mainly due to habitat loss and illegal hunting the International Union for the Conservation of Nature IUCN reported

THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION. A Cape giraffe, or South African giraffe, is seen in an enclosure at the Giza zoo in Cairo on November 23, 2016. File photo by Mohamed El-Shahed/ AFP

Jungle school helps rescued orangutans return to wild

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:34 PM

Otan and the other orangutan orphans must build nests find food and avoid predators – especially man – to prove they re ready to graduate and return to the wild

JUNGLE SCHOOL. This picture taken on August 4, 2016 shows an orphan orangutan baby playing whilst attending "jungle school" at the International Animal Rescue center outside the city of Ketapang in West Kalimantan. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/ AFP

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites – WWF

Apr 07, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The vulnerable sites include Australia s Great Barrier Reef Peru s Machu Picchu and the US Grand Canyon Natural Park

epa02101737 A picture dated 01 April 2010 shows a general view of the pre-Columbian Inca city Machu Picchu in Cuzco, Peru, after its reopening. The Inca city has been been closed for two months due to strong rains. EPA/PACO CHUQUIURE

Lion among 23,000 species threatened with extinction – conservationists

Jun 23, 2015 - 10:41 AM

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature hails some clear advances in saving endangered species but warns those successes has been overshadowed by declines in a range of species

ON THE PROWL. A male lion at the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve outside Johannesburg, South Africa, November 27, 2008. Gernot Hensel/EPA

Planet of the dying apes: experts sound alarm over shrinking habitats

Jun 26, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Experts predict that at the current rate human development will have impacted 90 of the apes habitat in Africa and 99 in Asia by 2030

Cebu police seize half ton of shark meat

Jun 14, 2014 - 6:57 PM

The meat to be used as ingredients for tempura and fish balls comes from thresher sharks a vulnerable species

THRESHER SHARK. A species listed as "vulnerable" by the IUCN. Photo by Steve De Neef

Scientists warn of 'deadly trio' risk to ailing oceans

Oct 04, 2013 - 12:59 PM

Marine scientists warned about the decline of the world s oceans as they grow warmer more acidic and with less oxygen

DEADLY TRIO. Ocean warming, increasing acidification, and oxygen loss threaten the world's oceans.

Court halts dolphin export to Singapore

Oct 13, 2012 - 6:29 PM

A local court blocked the export of 25 captive dolphins to Singapore s Resorts World