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Africa’s endangered wildlife at risk as tourism dries up

NANYUKI, Kenya (AP) - The armed rangers set off at dusk in pursuit of poachers. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new alertness, and...

Africa’s mountain gorillas also at risk from coronavirus

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - As the coronavirus infects more people around the world, conservationists are warning of the risk to another vulnerable species: Africa's...

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities temporarily banned the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “severely investigate...

China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) - The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of...

China virus outbreak revives calls to stop wildlife trade

BEIJING (AP) - The outbreak of a new virus linked to a wildlife market in central China is prompting renewed calls for enforcement of...

Man gets prison for stealing lemur from California zoo

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A man who admitted stealing a ring-tailed lemur from a Southern California zoo has been sentenced to three months...

Zimbabwe says 55 elephants have starved to death in 2 months

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a...

Japan rescues all North Korean fishermen after collision

TOKYO (AP) - Japanese authorities said they rescued all of about 60 North Korean fishermen whose boat collided with a Japanese patrol vessel and...

The Latest: Japan’s Abe vows to take steps against poachers

TOKYO (AP) - The Latest on a collision between a Japanese fisheries patrol ship and a North Korea fishing boat (all times local):7:20 p.m.Japanese...

Scientists succeed in creating northern white rhino embryos

CREMONA, Italy (AP) - An international consortium of scientists and conservationists announced Wednesday that they have succeeded in creating two embryos of the near-extinct...