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Pakistan elephant set for flight to Cambodia after campaign by American popstar Cher

November 29, 2020 3:13 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American popstar Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" was poised on Sunday (Nov 29) to embark on a mammoth journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Australian govt announces national approach to conservation of iconic koalas

November 23, 2020 2:17 PM

CANBERRA (XINHUA) - The Australian government has announced a new strategy to protect iconic koalas around the country.

Drying habitat makes Australia's platypus vulnerable, say scientists

November 23, 2020 1:14 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian scientists pushed on Monday (Nov 23) to list the platypus as a vulnerable species after a report showed that the habitat of the semi-aquatic native mammal had shrunk more than a fifth in the last 30 years.

Race to save animals on Australia's fire-ravaged 'Galapagos'

January 16, 2020 1:42 PM

KANGAROO ISLAND (AFP) - On an island famed as Australia's "Galapagos" for its unique and abundant wildlife, rescuers are racing to save rare animals in a bush fire-ravaged landscape.

Indian temple helps nurture 'extinct' turtle back to life

June 11, 2019 1:02 PM

HAJO, INDIA (AFP) - The black softshell turtle is officially extinct in the wild, but a centuries-old Indian temple and its nature-loving caretaker are helping the creature make a tentative comeback.

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