Africa

Swifts migrate from Beijing to southern Africa without landing

New research uncovers mystery of migration route of bird that spends up to three years in the air after leaving its nest.

25 May 2015

New maps identify poaching threats

"Our research shows that different threats often occur in very different parts of the park," researcher Colin Beale said.

22 May 2015

A Grassroots Effort to Save Africa’s Most Endangered Ape

The Cross River gorilla population in equatorial Africa has been pushed to the brink of extinction.

21 May 2015

Serengeti Park disappearing

A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape.

21 May 2015

Joining Efforts to Protect Migratory Birds along the East Atlantic Flyway

Linking regional and global aspects of nature conservation, two meetings held back to back in Bonn on 13 May 2015 discussed the protection of migratory birds along the East Atlantic Flyway.

20 May 2015

The idea that hunting saves African wildlife doesn't withstand scrutiny

Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting lions and leopards and said the move will help protect wildlife, as a US hunter killed a black rhino in Namibia in what he called a victory for conservation.

20 May 2015

Zambia to lift ban on hunting of lions and leopards

Tourism minister says rules imposed in 2013 against hunting big cats seriously affected wildlife resources and the livelihoods of local people

19 May 2015

Kenya opens $100m wildlife forensic lab to help prosecute poachers

New facility in Nairobi, first of its kind in east Africa, will collect and analyse DNA samples to help investigators identify the animal species killed by poachers

13 May 2015

Rhino poaching rate rises 18 percent in South Africa

In the first four months of 2015, poachers killed 393 rhinos in South Africa, the epicenter of the rhino poaching crisis.

13 May 2015