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Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam has seized around a ton of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside airline cargo packages, state media reported, as the country struggles to rein in wildlife smuggling across its borders.

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

Rare teeth from ancient mega-shark found on Australia beach

A rare set of teeth from a giant prehistoric mega-shark twice the size of the great white have been found on an Australian beach by a keen-eyed amateur enthusiast, scientists said Thursday.

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

Rare tortoises rescued from dealers in Madagascar

The radiated tortoises were so dry that some of them had to be soaked in water for weeks, said Susie Bartlett, from the Wildlife Conservation Society, based in New York's Bronx Zoo.

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.