A rescued two-year-old orangutan rests inside a rattan basket, after a smuggling attempt by a Russian tourist at Bali’s international airport, Indonesia. Photograph: Natural Resources Conservation Agency of Bali/AFP

Local authorities say they have arrested a Russian tourist who was attempting to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of the Indonesian resort of Bali. Ke(...)

“What is now rightly referred to as the ‘extinction crisis’ is due to us,” President Michael D Higgins told the National Biodiversity Conference. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh

Human beings “have been living an incredible contradiction” in believing their modern existence can continue unchanged, separate to destruction of nat(...)

Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

Female albino orangutan Alba on a tree after members being released into the wild. Photographs: EPA/handout.

The world’s only known albino orangutan has been released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving(...)

The discovery of the shark nursery was made last July by the Marine Institute’s remotely-operated vehicle Holland 1 deployed from the ILV Granuaile. Photograph: Marine Institute/Geological Survey of Ireland

A team of marine scientists have discovered a very rare shark nursery 200 miles west of Ireland while investigating Ireland’s deep-ocean territory. Th(...)

A scimitar-horned oryx born in Dublin Zoo on Wednesday. Photograph: Dublin Zoo

Dublin Zoo has welcomed the birth of a scimitar-horned oryx, a species classified as extinct in the wild. The male calf was born on Wednesday and bri(...)

A woman admires a Chinese giant salamander lying in a tank during the China International Conservation festival in Zhangjiajie, central China’s Hunan province. File photograph: Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images.

Demand for exotic food has pushed the world’s largest amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander, to the brink of extinction in the wild, a study has sho(...)

The new Sumatran tiger cub at Fota Wildlife Park in Carrigtwohill, Cork, with its mother Dourga. Photograph: Darragh Kane

A rare Sumatran tiger cub has been born at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork. The cub, whose sex is yet unknown, is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger i(...)

Dublin Zoo has welcomed the arrival of a new bongo calf. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Dublin Zoo/PA Wire

Dublin Zoo has welcomed the arrival of a new bongo calf, adding to its herd of the critically endangered species of antelope. The 15kg eastern bongo(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
52 Places to Go in 2017
  • Travel
  • January 11, 2017, 12:30

1. Canada: A world to explore. Canada has cosmopolitan cities, barely explored natural wonders and everything in between. Canada is huge — the s(...)

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