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Dhaka zoo calls time on elephant rides

Bangladesh's biggest zoo has called time on elephant rides following a long-running campaign by activists.The ban was quietly introduced last month, Dhaka zoo curator Nurul Islam told AFP, adding it ...

Dhaka zoo calls time on elephant rides

Amazon tribe protests Ecuador’s oil survey plans

In dugout canoes and on foot, dozens of people from an indigenous tribe have emerged from the Amazon rainforest in eastern Ecuador to protest against government plans to open up their lands to oil ...

Amazon tribe protests Ecuador’s oil survey plans

Iran seeks 'revival' of Lake Urmia

It is one of the worst ecological disasters of recent decades, but the shrinking of Iran's great Lake Urmia finally appears to be stabilising and officials see the start of a revival.A rusty cargo ...

Iran seeks 'revival' of Lake Urmia

Madagascar: Land of natural beauty and extreme poverty

The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is the leading global producer of vanilla and blessed with bountiful biodiversity, yet it remains one of the poorest countries in the world.Here is some ...

Madagascar: Land of natural beauty and extreme poverty

Chilean sea lions ‘enemy’ of fishermen

Off the coast of Chile, fishermen face competition from a cunning carnivorous hunter that has decimated their industry due to its voracious appetite.For Chile’s fishermen, sea lions are a ...

Chilean sea lions ‘enemy’ of fishermen

Few countries hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness

More than 70 per cent of Earth's last untouched wilderness lies in the territories of just five countries, scientists said Wednesday -- mostly nations that alarm environmentalists with their lukewarm ...

Few countries hold fate of world's vanishing wilderness

Honduras zoo struggles to replace drug money that built it

An imposingly tall giraffe, powerful African lions and proud Bengal tigers are among the many highlights of a zoo -- created by wealthy drug traffickers -- that is like a Garden of Eden in the green ...

Honduras zoo struggles to replace drug money that built it

Crass and careless visitors ruin Baldha Garden

Dhaka city today hardly has any greenery. The little that remains is at risk. Baldah Garden in Wari of Old Dhaka is one of the few green spots left in the capital city.This glorious arboretum is ...

Crass and careless visitors ruin Baldha Garden

African-American historic sites to get $1.1m for preservation

Grants totalling $1.1 million will help support important African-American heritage sites including the homes of jazz musician John Coltrane and playwright August Wilson, a Virginia location central ...

African-American historic sites to get $1.1m for preservation

Scientists hope to save white rhino with hybrid embryos

Scientists have created hybrid embryos from the sperm of near-extinct northern white rhinoceroses in the laboratory, hoping they can ultimately help save the species.The northern white rhino is the ...

Scientists hope to save white rhino with hybrid embryos
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