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Rhino numbers rebound as global figures reveal a win for conservation

Tally rises to 27,000 but is still a far cry from former half a million, and Javan and Sumatran rhino remain critically endangeredGlobal rhinoceros numbers have increased to 27,000 despite populations being ravaged by poaching and habitat loss, new fig…

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How killing vultures endangers humans – video

Africa has lost about 90% of its vultures over the past 50 years. It’s a rapidly growing crisis, and the decline is not down to natural causes. Most of these birds are being poisoned, often unintentionally, by humans. We know the impact that mass vultu…

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‘It’s not like chicken farming’: why manta rays are chopped up in Sri Lanka

The gill plates of the extremely intelligent fish – many species of which are already categorised as endangered – are sold across east Asia as remedies said to have ‘no basis in medical science’Every morning, starting at 3am, Lakshan hacks up manta ray…

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Turtle concern: Australian businessman denies threatening to sell Conflict Islands to China

Ian Gowrie-Smith says he was frustrated the Australian government did not respond to urgent funding request for turtle conservationGet our free news app, morning email briefing or daily news podcastThe owner of 21 tropical islands off the coast of Papu…

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