Scientists say 'disturbing' new research proves the illegal trade in valuable species affects plants just as much as animals
It was one of the worst sights I’ve ever seen. We drove round a clump of mopani bushes, and there it lay: huge, shapeless, inert, with a disgusting mess of dried blood and raw, blackening flesh where the tusks had been hacked carelessly away. The hulk had begun to stink.
A new Kenyan law aims to quell poaching by increasing the notoriously light penalties for the growing illegal trade
Claims by Dallas Safari Club that auction funds will be used to protect animals in Namibia are dismissed by furious activists, writes David Usborne
Elephants are among the most intelligent, gentle creatures on the planet. Yet they have suffered for centuries at the hand of man.
In Hull, Newcastle and around the country these community assets face closure
Two cubs from highly endangered species had to pass swimming test before they could be allowed out in main enclosure
Officials from the Home Office have said more items were confiscated in the year up to April 2013 than in any other year
The fly-on-the-wall documentary follows zoos up and down the country as they get ready for their primates to go into labour
The Duke of Cambridge has completed his tour as a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his new family will soon be leaving Anglesey
The original breed of classic towers has become an endangered species
How the baby boomers made it last, but Thatcher’s children couldn’t
The host nation for this weekend's global conservation gathering is called to account for its role in African elephant poaching
Pristine sands, golden shores, sea turtles, luxury wellness, fun surf and seafood shacks
Why is ambergris worth so much money? Simon Usborne holds his nose and finds out
Our writer, aware of his advancing years, has a soft spot for these little beasts