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.
Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez reveals he has testicular cancer - and is losing his trademark long hair as a result
Actors star in Woody Allen's 'Magic in the Moonlight'
Human faces unique 'because we don't recognise each other by smell'
Man's attempt to avoid being impounded heavily criticised
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Say yes to 'no-poo': It's been three years since I stopped washing my hair
- 4 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook