Africa

Scimitar-horned oryx return to the Sahara nearly two decades after going extinct in the wild

Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species - the scimitar-horned oryx.

20 February 2017

In search of Tanzania's bee-eaters

In the Selous Game Reserve you can see seven different bee-eaters. Each one sports impossibly beautiful colours.

19 February 2017

Wildlife ranger killed in Zambia leaves behind seven children

Rodrick Ngulube was shot by poachers in West Petauke game management area, after rangers discovered carcasses of a warthog and zebra.

17 February 2017

Wildlife 'is the brand of Africa,' says leading conservationist

Africa continues to struggle with declining wildlife as many species are being hunted towards extinction.

16 February 2017

Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa’s Disappearing Lion Population

National Geographic sat down to talk with 2016 Emerging Explorer Thandiwe Mweetwa about dedicating her life to preserving Africa’s disappearing lion population.

15 February 2017

Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad.

14 February 2017

Data shows southern Africa's elephants are increasingly at risk

A new analysis by the Great Elephant Census shows a 12% decline across seven southern African countries between 2007 and 2014.

13 February 2017

Les manchots d’Afrique australe victimes d’un « piège écologique »

Faute de comprendre les transformations des océans par la surpêche et le changement climatique, les animaux jeunes choisissent des habitats qui ne suffisent plus à les nourrir.

09 February 2017

Climate change, fishing threaten endangered African penguin

Climate change and fishing practices are contributing to increased losses of the already endangered African penguin, a new study has found.

09 February 2017

A giant prehistoric-looking bird

Huge African shoebill chicks face a deadly struggle to survive.

BBC

07 February 2017