UNESCO removed the Mesoamerican coral reef in Belize from its list of threatened World Heritage Sites.
JOHANNESBURG: Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.
BEIJING: Decades of conservation work in China have paid off for the giant panda, whose status was upgraded Sunday from "endangered" to "vulnerable" due to a population rebound.
HONOLULU: The world's largest gorillas have been pushed to the brink of extinction by a surge of illegal hunting in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are now critically endangered, officials said Sunday.
KARACHI: Five Markhors were recovered after a raid at an office of the Mutahida Quami Movement (MQM) in Korangi area of Karachi, ARY News reported.
JAKARTA: The rare birth of a Sumatran rhino in Indonesia has been hailed a victory for the critically endangered species, which has been almost wiped out in the wild by poaching and habitat destruction.