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45 Documents in this Category: All Themes at location: Africa

Liberia: One of the last strongholds for Western chimpanzees
Science Daily -  Liberia is home to the second largest chimpanzee population in West Africa. An international research team has now counted chimpanzees and other large... read more
[09 Apr 2014] 

How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty
Mongabay.com -  In a country that has suffered from widespread poverty, environmental degradation, and, most recently, warfare, a collaboration between elephant conse... read more
[03 Apr 2014] 

Over 9,000 primates killed for single bushmeat market in West Africa every year
Mongabay.com -  Over the past 25 years, West Africa's primates have been put at risk due to an escalating bushmeat trade compounded with forest loss from expanding hu... read more
[24 Mar 2014] 

Kenya poaching crisis 'national disaster': top conservationist
Terra Daily -  Kenya must take drastic action to stem a surge of elephant and rhino poaching, veteran conservationist Richard Leakey warned Wednesday, la... read more
[20 Mar 2014] 

Face to face with the bloody horror of rhino poaching
Guardian (London) -  The time I spent this weekend with a dead rhino shot by poachers was a heart-breaking experience... read more
[16 Mar 2014] 

Asia-Pacific failing to save forests, grassland loss
Reuters -  Asia-Pacific nations are failing to halt the loss of natural forests and grasslands, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday,... read more
[12 Mar 2014] 

Lemurs could be extinct 'very soon' experts warn
New Zealand Herald -  A combination of the destruction of their habitat and bush meat hunting by impoverished local people means that lem... read more
[24 Feb 2014] 

Huge chimpanzee population thriving in remote Congo forest
Guardian (London) -  Scientists believe the group is one of the last chimp 'mega-cultures', sharing a unique set of customs and behaviour... read more
[09 Feb 2014] 

More than 1,000 rhinos killed in South Africa in 2013
Guardian (London) -  Poachers killing animals at record rate, sparking fear of demise of entire population within 20 years... read more
[19 Jan 2014] 

Lions Approach Extinction in West Africa
National Geographic -  New study paints dire picture and outlines conservation needs... read more
[09 Jan 2014] 

Protect the Mozambique forest found on Google Earth, scientists say
Guardian (London) -  Mount Mabu rainforest teeming with new and unique species including pygmy chameleons and bronze-colour snakes... read more
[05 Jan 2014] 

Ugandans fear curse of oil wealth as it threatens to blight 'pearl of Africa'
Guardian (London) -  Oil drilling may bring benefits in healthcare and education, but critics are concerned about corruption and the effect on wildlife... read more
[29 Dec 2013] 

Bonobos: the Congo Basin's greatest gardeners
Mongabay.com -  The survival of primary forests depends on many overlapping interactions. Among these interactions include tropical gardeners, like the bonobo (Pan pa... read more
[11 Dec 2013] 

86 percent of big animals in the Sahara Desert are extinct or endangered Read more at http://news.mo
Mongabay.com -  Bigger than all of Brazil, among the harshest ecosystems on Earth, and largely undeveloped, one would expect that the Sahara desert would be a haven f... read more
[04 Dec 2013] 

Bonobos have lost 72 percent of their habitat
Mongabay.com -  Only 28 percent of bonobo habitat remains suitable for the African great ape, according to the most comprehensive study of species' range yet appearin... read more
[27 Nov 2013] 

Forest giraffe on the brink of extinction, red list warns
Guardian (London) -  National symbol of the Democratic Republic of the Congo becomes victim of country's long-running war, IUCN says... read more
[26 Nov 2013] 

Gabon troops kill poacher, arrest 34 others near elephant park
Reuters -  Gabonese soldiers killed a poacher and arrested 34 other illegal hunters near a national park which is home to endangered forest elephants, the govern... read more
[20 Nov 2013] 

Tide turns on one front in Africa's war against rhino poachers
Reuters -  New infantry-style tactics of concealment and ambush by armed park rangers are credited with turning the tide in the war against poachers of the endan... read more
[13 Nov 2013] 

Google Earth and drones help save Kenya’s elephants
Guardian (London) -  A fleet of iPad-controlled drones – and chilli powder – is helping conservationists keep elephants away from danger... read more
[11 Oct 2013] 

 
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