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38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

38 pilot whales die after New Zealand rescue bid abandoned

All 38 pilot whales of a pod that became stranded on a remote beach on New Zealand's West Coast are dead after the surviving 12 had to be euthanised on Thursday.

Spotted marsupial returned to mainland Australia

Spotted marsupial returned to mainland Australia

A species of spotted marsupial devastated by foxes has been returned to the wild in mainland Australia for the first time in almost 50 years in a rare and landmark conservation success story.

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

Malaysia elephant sanctuary trumpets effort to cut human-animal conflict

A herd of elephants tramp through jungle before lumbering into a river under the watchful gaze of their keepers, training at a Malaysian sanctuary for their vital work in reducing human-animal conflict.

Indian capital's 'lost' garden reopens as public park

Indian capital's 'lost' garden reopens as public park

The park is part of the historic complex that surrounds Humayan's Tomb, the recently restored grave of a Mughal emperor that is widely seen as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed ...

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction.

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

Chinese ban on ivory sales goes into effect

China's complete ban on ivory trade went into effect Sunday, officials said, a major step forward in Beijing's efforts to rein in what was once the world's largest market for illegal ivory.

Thai zoo under fire after poked tiger video goes viral

Thai zoo under fire after poked tiger video goes viral

A Thai zoo has sparked outrage after a video of staff repeatedly prodding a tiger to elicit roars for tourist photos went viral, renewing criticism of the kingdom's notorious animal tourism industry.

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper -- and profits.

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

Lizard, turtle among more than 100 new species found in Mekong region

A Vietnamese 'crocodile lizard' and a Thai turtle found on sale in a local market are among more than 100 new species discovered in the ecologically diverse but threatened Mekong region last year ...

International call for Japan to halt Antarctic whaling

International call for Japan to halt Antarctic whaling

The European Union and 12 other nations condemned Japan's Antarctic whaling programme Monday, rejecting Tokyo's argument that the annual slaughter is for scientific research.

Kahramaa push for conservation on World Postal Day

Kahramaa push for conservation on World Postal Day

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) organised a meeting to coincide with World Postal Day where it highlighted the importance of the conservation of environment and its limited resources.