Africa

Three wildlife rangers killed in attack by violent militia in DRC

Three wildlife rangers at DRC’s Virunga national park were killed this week in an ambush by Mai Mai rebels, bringing this year’s fatalities to eight

16 August 2017

Maasai displaced after huts burned in Tanzania

More than 100 Maasai huts in Tanzania have been allegedly burned down by game reserve authorities near the Serengeti National Park.

16 August 2017

Tanzania's ghost safari: how western aid contributed to the decline of a wildlife haven

Lions, elephants and hippos have vanished from Kilombero valley after UK- and US-funded projects helped turn a once-thriving habitat into farmland, teak, and sugar plantations

13 August 2017

World Elephant Day is a reminder of our moral duty to care for nature

Ending ivory trafficking should be at the heart of a new vision for Africa’s development

12 August 2017

Second CMS pre-COP12: African Region is Gearing up for Manila

Addis Ababa, 11 August 2017 - The CMS COP12 Regional Preparatory Workshop for Africa took place in Addis Abba and was kindly hosted by the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority

11 August 2017

See What it Takes to Move 500 Elephants

A massive effort to pack up the pachyderms and relocate them to safety is at last complete.

09 August 2017

Border fences are an increasing threat to Africa's migratory wildlife

Wildebeest rarely stay still for long. With sloping hindquarters, and an easy loping gait, their bodies are designed to move.

09 August 2017

Home-grown scientists step up to save Africa’s primates

Scientific network aims to train a generation of African leaders in primate research.

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08 August 2017

British army on elephant-saving mission - video

Soldiers are sharing tactics from Iraq and Afghanistan to help gamekeepers in Gabon tackle poaching.

07 August 2017