In Tanzania, they use giant pouched rats to smell for TB and landmines. In Britain, they're researching why dogs are able to sniff out some sorts of cancer. Emma Young reports on how mammals' olfactory gifts are being harnessed
Mr Gower was shot through the floor of his aircraft by a poacher with an AK-47
A manhunt for his killer is reportedly underway
'Unfortunately all giraffes, not just white ones like Omo, are threatened by bushmeat poaching'
Sala Silver Mine, Vastmanland
Place names are almost never changed for the better. David Head was taken by the Despotate of Epirus, a medieval state in Albania and western Greece. But, partly because it's why I know them, I restricted this list to countries that have issued postage stamps.
A new photography book takes an unusual view of some safari stars, from big cats to colourful birds
With poachers now killing almost 11,000 a year for their ivory, urgent steps need to be be taken to stop the cull
Is there a place for hunting in conservation, with the money it earns put back in to stop poaching?
Just as money drives the poachers, so visitors’ dollars can give communities a sustainable reason to protect their valuable wildlife. Simon Calder looks at the possibilities for East Africa
Two company directors have been disqualified from business after using a falsely valued ruby to inflate their failing company’s accounts.
The families of two British teenagers who had acid thrown at them in Zanzibar have expressed their frustration at the “lack of urgency” to identify the men that did it.
Singer said in the same 'great' week he was booed at the TED conference in Arusha, Tanzania
Incident comes after assailants threw acid over two British teenage girls on the island in August
Kirstie Trup will have to wear pressure garment after skin graft on her arm, back and shoulder
One remains in hospital, while the other who was discharged will return for surgery on Thursday, her family said