We bring you the latest from around the World in wildlife and conservation news.

Chinese Elephants on Walkabout

A family of 15 Asian elephants has wandered over 300 miles from their home. Originally from a nature reserve in China’s southwestern province of Yunnan, they have headed north without any obvious destination. No one knows why the elephants started migrating or where they’re headed. This is the longest recorded elephant migration in China’s history.

Hope For Yellow Eyed Penguins

Yellow eyed penguins are the most endangered penguin species in the world. Found only in New Zealand and nearby islands, there are only 4000 left in the wild. They grow up to 79cm tall and weigh 8.5kg. Their unique yellow band of feathers that runs around the back of their heads makes them easily identifiable.

Wildlife Trade and Income Inequality

Over 420 million wild animals were traded in 226 nations over 2 decades (between 1998 and 2018) according to new figures. The researchers said that income inequality is a driving factor behind the trade.

African Elephants Have IUCN Status Reviewed

Up until a recent study, getting an accurate overall population assessment for African Elephants was misleading. Population increases in southern Africa, masked a decline in other parts of the continent.

Is Artificial Insemination Bad for Conservation?

Could technology actually hinder conservation? Recently a lion cub was born in Singapore Zoo using artificial insemination. This was reported as a success for wildlife conservation, but is that actually true? Labelling it as a success for conservation against the backdrop of destruction to biodiversity in the wild could be very misleading.

Thousands Of Sea Turtles Rescued

Volunteers have rallied to help save thousands of sea turtles washed up on beaches around South Padre island in the Gulf of Mexico.

Ocean Pollution and Human Health

A recent study published by Boston College in the US provides an assessment of ocean pollution on human health. It is often reported that ocean pollution is worsening but to what extent does that impact our wellbeing as well as marine life?

Attenborough’s Extinction: The Facts

September 2020 saw the release of the BBC’s film Extinction : The Facts, presented by David Attenborough. The film confronts biodiversity destruction and what that means for of us and what needs to change.