A new Kenyan law aims to quell poaching by increasing the notoriously light penalties for the growing illegal trade
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Saturday 13 October 2012
Alan Dudley is the owner of probably the largest private collection of animal skulls in the world. In his new book, Simon Winchester explores an extraordinary hobby.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Virtual genocide, outer-space real estate, Jay-Z rides the subway, the real Worzel Gummidge, how an FBI fugitive shook hands with the President.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
Aquarium staff have installed CCTV after they say a visitor attempted to make off with a stingray.
Thursday 16 August 2012
Herbal remedies and massage oils containing ground tiger claws, poisonous plants and cow urine have been seized by border officials at a UK port.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
Thousands of leatherback turtle eggs and hatchlings have been crushed by heavy machinery along a Trinidad beach widely regarded as the world's densest nesting area for the biggest of all living sea turtles, conservationists said.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Give him a gun and a good part – at last, Willem gets his man
Tuesday 26 June 2012
The giant tortoise's demise means his kind are extinct. Michael McCarthy pays tribute and asks which species is next
Tuesday 12 June 2012
It has been part-religion and part socio-political crusade, has penetrated all corners of the globe and on Saturday it is 50 years old. But how much of a difference has the modern environment movement really made?
Sunday 10 June 2012
This village pub has real ale on tap, hounds on the wall and classics on the menu. Cherish it.
Thursday 17 May 2012
A vulnerable species of monkey has added a new member to its brood at a zoo.
Sunday 19 February 2012
Four Chinese men face deportation from Zimbabwe after they were arrested on charges of cruelty to tortoises, according to local media.
Saturday 18 February 2012
The indiscriminate slaughter of vast numbers of turtles, sharks, albatrosses and other endangered marine animals that get unintentionally caught by fishermen as “by-catch” could be prevented by a radical proposal of mobile marine reserves, scientists said yesterday.
Saturday 21 January 2012
No Pain, No Gain
Wednesday 18 January 2012
The public is being urged to take part in a survey of hedgehogs to see if climate change is having an impact on their hibernation and survival.
Wednesday 28 December 2011
The environment section covers issues which raise debate such as those concerning climate change, green living and nature. Here we take a look at the most popular articles of the year followed by an insight from our environment editor as he chooses his favourite story.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27