Africa

President Kenyatta to set ablaze 15 tonnes of ivory

President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Tuesday afternoon set on fire 15 tonnes of elephant tusks in what is seen as Jubilee government’s major move to fight poaching in Kenya.

03 March 2015

Drop in Kenyan tourism could harm sea turtles

What do Ebola and terrorism have to do with turtles? Along the Kenyan coast, quite a bit. Both are causing numbers of tourists to drop - and the impacts on wildlife conservation could be severe

26 February 2015

Kenya's electrified route to human-wildlife harmony

"We remembetr the elephants. It was frightening," 10-year-old Moses told me as we walked amid the tea gardens on the lower southern slopes of Mount Kenya, the second-highest mountain in Africa.

25 February 2015

The shark attack survivor who loves sharks

South African lifeguard Achmat Hassiem lost a leg in a shark attack off the coast of Cape Town.

22 February 2015

Oscar Nominee ‘Virunga’ Receives Support From Clintons, Church of England

In the past few weeks, the Oscar-nominated documentary “Virunga” has received some high-profile support.

11 February 2015

South Africa considers viability of legal rhino horn trade

Team will look into technical and strategic aspects of the trade in response to poaching crisis, but ministry says South Africa has not taken a position on the issue

10 February 2015

Kenya’s Green Energy Boom Could Threaten National Parks

Kenya’s Rift Valley, a rich source of geothermal power, is now being touted as the answer to the country’s energy problems.

10 February 2015

Church of England may sell £3m stake in mining firm over fears for gorilla haven

Move follows film backed by Leonardo DiCaprio and pleas by environmentalists to protect Congo’s Virunga park

07 February 2015

Le rhinocéros blanc, une espèce bientôt éteinte, « pour une certaine période »

Il n'existe plus que cinq rhinocéros blancs du Nord dans le monde, une espèce quasi réduite à néant par le braconnage et les conflits.
29 January 2015

A rare glimpse at the elusive Saharan cheetah

Research by scientists and conservationists shows that critically endangered Saharan cheetahs exist at incredibly low densities and require vast areas for their conservation.

29 January 2015