News Supply and demand: White rhinos at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy, Limpopo, South Africa

Gone are the days when a “Save the Rhino” advert was enough. Only about 25,000 rhinos are left in the wild, and thanks to poaching the species is critically endangered. Now, in an effort to drive down demand, conservationists are working on campaigns to understand what makes rhino horn consumers tick.

GM trees pose risk of `superweed' calamity

TRIALS OF genetically modified trees are rapidly increasing around the world without proper controls, posing a serious threat to the global environment, the World Wide Fund for Nature said yesterday.

SPORT ON TV: The sadist, the loving father and a knockout end

THEY DO not care much for grey areas in the full-on world that is "Dubblyer Dubblyer Eff", unless you count the eternal question of whether the whole Lycra-clad shebang is sport or entertainment. You're a good guy or you're a bad guy, and there's an end to it. But if you think that's as much as anyone needs to know about professional wrestling, you obviously didn't catch Hitman Hart (BBC2) last night.

Letter: Wildlife neglect

Sir: There is a clear and urgent need for the UK government to make a real commitment to halting the decline of our natural heritage ("Neglect wreaking havoc on wildlife sites", 29 October).

Britain `failing to protect wildlife'

THE UK is bottom of the international league table of wildlife protection, with a worse record of safeguarding its environmentally important areas than many Third World countries, according to Friends of the Earth (FoE).

Bankers head for a pinfall

The World Wrestling Federation is preparing to take on Wall Street.

Last bears of Europe struggle for survival

SOME OF the world's most endangered bears are struggling for survival in parts of Europe, according to a new report published today by the World Wide Fund (WWF) for Europe.

New study into tainted breast milk is launched

THE DEPARTMENT of Health yesterday urged mothers to continue breast- feeding their babies despite a report which found as many as 350 pollutants in breast-milk.

Perfume `a threat' to deer

ALL PERFUMES should be labelled with their contents to stop the widespread slaughter of musk deer for their scent pods, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says in a report it will release today.

Shell threatening tropical dry forest

A GAS pipeline backed by Shell threatens to destroy the world's biggest remaining tract of tropical dry forest, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) warned yesterday.

Wrestler killed by 50ft fall into ring

PROFESSIONAL wrestling, the muscle-bound sport that in recent years has regained astonishing popularity with its in- your-face violence and sweaty profanities, was in mourningyesterday after the death on Sunday night of one of its best-known stars, Owen Hart.

Science: Going before their time

There may be more species alive now than at any time in the history of life on Earth, but they are dying off at an alarming rate. And there's one species in particular that's to blame - Homo sapiens.
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