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World 25 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trade beats conservation at U.N. wildlife talks

DOHA (Reuters) - Trade interests trumped conservation at a U.N. wildlife conference at which proposals to step up protection for polar bears, bluefin tuna, coral and several kinds of shark all fell flat, delegates said.

World 09 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Poachers pushing rhinos to extinction-nature groups

GENEVA (Reuters) - Poachers seeking horn for traditional medicines are driving once thriving populations of rhinos in Africa and Asia towards extinction, global nature protection groups said on Thursday.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rethinking captive breeding

IT IS a perplexing question: What do we do with our dwindling population of wild Sumatran rhinos? Captive breeding, once thought to be the best way to save the species, has proved to be a costly experiment.