Beloved toy store FAO Schwarz makes its comeback

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Manhattan's Rockefeller Cente...

Australia details investment in Pacific as China clout grows

CANBERRA., Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday outlined plans to increase investments in infrastructure in the South Pacific as China's influence in those nations gro...

7 elephants in search of food electrocuted in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian forest guard says seven elephants in search of food were electrocuted after coming in contact with loosely hanging electric wires in eastern India. Wildlif...

California zoo euthanizes beloved 47-year-old elephant

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California zoo had to euthanize one of its most beloved and oldest residents, a 47-year-old Asian elephant named Sujatha, officials said Wednesday. ...

Thousands of protesters march in Hong Kong against proposed artificial islands for housing

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Around a thousand members of a group called "Save Lantau Alliance" took to the streets in Hong Kong on Oct. 14 to protest against a costly and controversial arti...

Actress Davika Hoorne Says No To Ivory In WildAid Campaign

THAILAND (WildAid) - As part of its Ivory Free campaign, WildAid launched a new video and billboard series in Thailand featuring leading actress and international fashion icon 'Mai' Davika Hoo...

Colombia park fights animal trafficking with education

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — On the outskirts of Colombia's capital red macaws share a nature reserve with ocelots and black-headed parrots. A white-crested harpy eagle whistles at schoolchildren who walk ...

Column: What if they had an Olympics, but no one would host?

What if they threw an Olympic party, but no one was willing to host it? That day could be coming, and sooner than you might think. With news Friday that Stockholm i...

UK's Prince William warns of criminal threat to wildlife

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince William has told a two-day international wildlife protection conference that he could not face his children if his generation allows elephants, tigers and other species ...

Melania Trump puts on happier face during Africa tour

CAIRO (AP) — It took Melania Trump's first solo international trip for her to show a different side of herself. The happier one. The U.S. first lady hopscotched across Africa this we...

The Latest: Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds elephants

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to Africa (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Melania Trump has sashayed to the beat of African music while being...

Melania Trump visits Kenyan national park, plans safari

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Melania Trump is visiting a national park in Kenya to highlight animal conservation efforts. The U.S. first lady arrived at Nairobi National Park on Friday to l...

Myanmar burns ivory, skins to fight illegal wildlife trade

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Authorities in Myanmar have burned an estimated $1.3 million worth of confiscated ivory and other parts of endangered animals, days after a conservation group charged that th...

From Africa to the anteroom: Flake, Coons forge rare bond

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware forged their friendship in Africa, thousands of miles from the divisiveness of Washington. ...

Ivory trade study is tribute to killed US conservationist

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — American conservationist Esmond Martin researched the illegal ivory trade in Myanmar shortly before he was killed in Kenya this year. Now the research has been released in a report...