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20 Nov
Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals in the world. Their meat is a prized delicacy and their scales are used in traditional medicine. Traffickers are targeting Africa as the animal is now scarce in Asia.
6 Nov
Team Lionesses created in 2019 is stationed near the community land around Amboseli National Park. Members of the all-female rangers unit are selected based on high school level, fitness and an interest in wildlife conservation.
17 Oct
While Chinese papers hail the country's launch of a $233 million biodiversity fund, the Guardian warns that China is rowing back on its commitment to reduce carbon emissions. We also look at the tragic deaths of three migrants who were hit by a train in south-western France. Meanwhile, employees from Google and Amazon call on their companies to abandon a project with Israel. We end with the most striking winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards.
7 Oct
The massive oil spill from 480,000 liters leaking off the Orange County coast is slowly moving south, threatening marine-protected areas as well as popular beaches. On the coastline of South California, most beaches are closed, with efforts to clean areas impacted by the oil ongoing.
19 Sep
Singapore's new wildlife forensics centre aims to help in the fight against smuggling networks by analysing seized body parts from endangered animals to determine where they originated from.
2 Sep
Vast swathes of land are underwater in India's Assam state, as incessant monsoon rains burst the banks of swollen rivers and strand thousands of people in cut-off villages.
14 Aug
Once famed for its exceptional wildlife, Libya's Farwa island risks becoming just another victim of lawlessness in the war-ravaged North African nation, activists struggling to save it warn.
5 Aug
Officials in Nigeria, known as a hub for illegal wildlife trafficking have seized a record amount of pangolin scales and claws and elephant tusks as the government attempts to combat the trade, the head of customs said on Wednesday.
19 Jun
The US Embassy in Phnom Penh says it has spent more than $100 million to combat deforestation in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. But illegal activities continue apace.
7 Jun
Known in Lagos at the "snake man," Mark Ofua is the face of an animal welfare group that is fighting Nigeria's illegal wildlife trade. He rescues animals, nurses them to health and releases them back into the wild.
20 Apr
Tucked away by the Ethiopian border, Sudan's Dinder National Park boasts the country's most diverse wildlife, but with human violations mounting, the park and its variety of habitats are at risk.
28 Feb
Financial rewards for turning in poachers: that's the unusual new approach being adopted by several French animal welfare organisations in a bid to stop people killing protected species such as the lynx. The feline is on the IUCN's "Red List" of endangered species and there are only an estimated 150 of them left in France. Some NGOs are offering up to €50,000 as a reward for information on poachers. But locals are divided on the initiative, as our colleagues at France 2 found out, with FRANCE 24's Emerald Maxwell and Wassim Cornet.

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