All tourists stranded overnight rescued from cable cars in French Alps

At least 33 tourists spent the night at an altitude of around 3,800m after the wires of their cables cars became tangled early in the evening above Mont Blanc. Helicopters managed to rescue the majority of people and delivered blankets and food to the remainder, whilst rescue workers stayed with them overnight. Sep 9, 2016

San Diego Zoo burns $1m worth of illegal rhino horns

To make a stand against animal poaching and wildlife trafficking, San Diego Zoo burnt more than $1m worth of illegal rhino horns on 8 September. In the past storage compounds in other countries have been raided, so zoo staff decided the best way to ensure that the horns do not end up on the black market was to burn them. The ashes from the fire will be spread throughout Africa. The burn comes just before World Rhino Day on 22 September. Sep 9, 2016