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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.

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 25 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Trade decisions by U.N. wildlife talks

REUTERS - Following are major decisions at a conference of the 175-nation Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Doha from March 13-25.

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 sharks all fell flat, delegates said.

World 25 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Trade beats conservation at UN 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 sharks all fell flat, delegates said.

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 21 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM

S.Africa exposes major rhino poaching syndicate

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African rhino poaching syndicate broken up this week is believed to be a major supplier of illegal horns to the international black market, police said on Tuesday.

World 04 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

SAfrica arrests two Thais, sees link to rhino poaching - report

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's special police investigative unit on Friday arrested two Thai nationals suspected of having links to a rhino poaching syndicate in a crackdown on criminal gangs smuggling rhino horns to Asia, the Business Day reported.

World 30 Dec 2011 | 12:00 AM

African rhino poaching hits record on Asian demand

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters): A record number of rhinos were poached this year in South Africa, home to the greatest number of the animals, as rising demand in Asia for their horns led to increased killings of the threatened species.

World 24 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

African big game poaching surges on Asian affluence

KINSHASA/KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa (Reuters) - The hit job was done by professionals who swooped over their quarry in a helicopter before opening fire.