As the number of rhinos poached in South Africa increases dramatically, there is a proposal to evacuate the animals out of Kruger National Park to other private game reserves for their safety.
The price of animal parts is increasing over the price of gold and cocaine. After habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade is the second biggest threat to animals.
Oil palm plantations have come to Africa and the great apes are under the same threat that the orangutans have faced for twenty years.
Hamas has used donkeys as suicide bombers to attack Israel’s forces in the recent wave of conflict.
A study recording the amount of plastic in five ocean gyres has shown there is a huge amount of plastic waste, but not the amount that is expected. The plastic is there, but it is unsure where it is and what the impact is.
A study has found Norwegian reindeer populations are increasing despite climate change. However, Tte trend overall for the Arctic is not so positive.
The tiger numbers across the world are plummeting and relatively little is known about how bad it is. There have been three extinctions of subspecies of tigers in the last century alone and it is feared there will be more.
Cheetah smuggling into the Middle East from the Horn Of Africa is rife and as the most threatened big cat, the cheetah population is struggling to cope.
Shinzo Abe has confirmed that whaling by the Japanese will happen next year even though the International Court of Justice ruled that no whaling was to happen under the guise of research.
As another drought grips Kenya, the government have quickly intervened to feed the wildlife to prevent deaths from starvation and thirst, a lesson learnt from the 2009 drought.