Illegal reptiles trade putting wildlife, environment, other pets, people at risk

November 18, 2016 – The illegal global trade in reptiles, which includes venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found. Researchers at Australia’s University of Adelaide, supported by the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, have developed a model of the likelihood of establishment of alien species...
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Ricky Gervais gives anti-poaching dog award for saving rhinoceros

A dog who risks his life in the battle to save African rhinoceros from extinction in South Africa has tonight been awarded the globally-recognised PDSA Gold Medal by comedian Ricky Gervais. In the past four years, the acute tracking skills of five-year-old K9 Killer, a Belgian Malinois, have led to the arrests of 115 poachers,...
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