Press Review

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

Looming mining ‘tsunami’ set to take Africa by storm
Mongabay.com -  As nations invest billions in extraction development, forests may suffer big losses ... read more
[20 Aug 2014] 

20 percent of Africa's elephants killed in three years Read
Mongabay.com -  Around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers for their ivory on the African continent in just three years... read more
[19 Aug 2014] 

Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya - in pictures
Guardian (London) -  To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in A... read more
[12 Aug 2014] 

Rebuilding Kissama: war-torn Angola's only national park affected by deforestation, but refaunation
Mongabay.com -  Conservation organizations, government reintroducing wildlife from other countries ... read more
[24 Jul 2014] 

Will the last ape found be the first to go? Bonobos' biggest refuge under threat (Part I)
Mongabay.com -  Sankuru Nature Reserve losing its forests, only 28 percent of bonobo habitat remains overall ... read more
[16 Jul 2014] 

Global effort needed to stem elephant slaughter: CITES
Terra Daily -  Elephants will be wiped out in some parts of Africa unless more countries get involved in efforts to prevent poaching and ivory smuggling, according t... read more
[10 Jul 2014] 

Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Inter Press Service -  Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the country’s alleged chronic facilitation of... read more
[07 Jul 2014] 

Shot vulture leads conservationists to bizarre black-market for bird parts
Mongabay.com -  Rich people in Nigeria are willing to pay a lot of money for vulture body parts. They believe that keeping a vulture's head or feath... read more
[25 Jun 2014] 

Beloved African Elephant Killed for Ivory—"Monumental" Loss
National Geographic -  Popular with tourists, Satao fell to poachers May 30, group says... read more
[16 Jun 2014] 

Kenya at the crossroads: it’s time to root out the elites who control wildlife crime
Guardian (London) -  A huge seizure of ivory at Kenya's main port, Mombasa, tests the will of political leaders to apply the law on wildlife crime... read more
[08 Jun 2014] 

Colossal peat bog discovered in Congo
BBC -  A vast peatland has been discovered in a remote part of Congo-Brazzaville. ... read more
[28 May 2014] 

Kenya to deploy drones in all national parks in bid to tackle poaching
Guardian (London) -  Move follows a successful pilot project in major protected wildlife area that saw drones reduce poaching by up to 96%... read more
[27 Apr 2014] 

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] 

 
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