Terrestrial mammals

Concerns for apes as palm oil industry expands into Africa

FIRST IT WAS THE orangutans that suffered as oil palm plantations stretched their way across South-East Asia.

15 July 2014

Palmölanbau: Plantagen bedrohen Afrikas Menschenaffen

Die Palmölindustrie in Afrika wächst - ihre Anbauflächen verdrängen Bonobos, Schimpansen und Gorillas. Verbraucher sollten beim Lebensmittelkauf bestimmte Produkte meiden, fordern Tierschützer.

15 July 2014

Global protection for African lion: 30 per cent population decline

Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Executive Secretary Bradnee Chambers told the UN Executive Environmental Assembly that the Africa Lion should be listed into th

28 June 2014

Using drones to save elephants and rhinos could backfire

Anti-poaching drones could alienate the local people who are vital to conservation – funding should be spent on less glamorous but tried-and-tested approaches

26 June 2014

Kenya's First Lady takes the helm in the war on poachers

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with the office of the Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, to empower African communities to combat poachers and conserve wildlife.

21 June 2014

WWF raises alarm over Mozambique elephant killings

Ivory poachers killed up to 900 elephants in the northern Querimbas reserve between 2011 and 2013, says survey

The Guardian

20 June 2014