Africa

The importance of conserving of Kenya’s seagrass meadows

Compared to other types of carbon sink, seagrass in Kenya can absorb 35 times more carbon – a fact that is helping to kick-start poverty alleviation schemes in the region

20 June 2017

Ten more elephants poisoned by poachers in Zimbabwe

The elephants were killed in the Hwange national park by what has become a common means of poaching

20 June 2017

La muerte de miles de ñus da vida al río que los ahoga

La migración anual de estos antílopes es la base de todo el ecosistema fluvial del Mara

El País

20 June 2017

Mozambique: 6,000 animals to rewild park is part-funded by trophy hunting

Donation of animals by Zimbabwe wildlife conservancy to stock war-torn park could not have happened without big-spending hunters

19 June 2017

Conservation programme saves lions, wild dogs

Large carnivores are declining worldwide due to a combination of human factors, including habitat loss, poaching leading to prey depletion and snaring by-catch of carnivores and conflict.

19 June 2017

'Gorilla moms': The women rescuing Congo's endangered primates

NGOs are working with local women and rape survivors in the DRC to conserve habitat for bonobos, gorillas and chimpanzees, and care for orphaned babies

14 June 2017

Uganda: UN Asks Uganda to Mobilise Shs400 Billion for Conservation

Uganda needs to mobilise an extra Shs418 billion to effectively finance the management and conservation of its animal and plant species whose habitats are under threat by economic activities includ

14 June 2017

'If we stopped poaching tomorrow, elephants would still be in big trouble'

Ivory poaching is the most immediate, urgent threat to Africa’s elephants. But even if that can be tackled, they will have to fight humans for land, food and water

14 June 2017

Les derniers jours des girafes du Congo

Dans le parc national de la Garamba, scientifiques et gardes risquent leur vie pour protéger les 46 dernières girafes du Kordofan. La faute aux braconniers et aux milices.

11 June 2017

Two rangers shot dead in Kenya’s Laikipia conservation area

The rangers, who were police reservists, were killed while trying to recover cattle stolen by nomadic herders

06 June 2017