The spectacled, or Andean, bear is the only bear native to South America. About 25,000 still live in the Andes and the outlying mountain ranges. Conflicts between the bears and humans are especially common in Peru.
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
US President Donald Trump's administration has decided to allow hunters to import the body parts of African elephants killed for sport. Conservation groups have decried the move, saying it won't aid conservation efforts.
For a century, Russia's nature reserves — with the world's strictest wildlife protections — have been largely off-limits to humans. One of them, Kronotsky, boasts geysers, active volcanoes and 800 brown bears.
A pro-Brexit MP has asked for a list of "names" from British universities of professors teaching EU affairs. The backlash has forced Prime Minister Theresa May to distance herself from her Conservative colleague.
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