Africa

Workshop in Abuja Agrees on Key Policies for Sustainable Land Use in West Africa

From 24 to 26 November 2016 a workshop on “Sustainable Land Use in West Africa: National and International Policy Responses that Deliver for Migratory Birds and People” took place in Abuja, generously hosted by the Federal Ministry of Environment of Nigeria. The workshop brought together government representatives of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal; UN organizations such as FAO, UNCCD and UNEP/CMS; the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF); universities, research organizations and civil society (BirdLife International).

01 December 2016

Rwanda's gorillas become new face of climate change

There are less than 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, and their fight for survival is getting even harder. Climate change is forcing the apes to travel farther for food.

30 November 2016

Bobby: the gorilla on the wrong side of the law

The western lowland gorilla was smuggled from Africa to Italy in the 1980s. As taxidermy, he is part of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.

28 November 2016

World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns

Living Planet Index shows vertebrate populations are set to decline by 67% on 1970 levels unless urgent action is taken to reduce humanity’s impact.

27 November 2016

Seasonal wetlands face uncertain future

Seasonal wetlands - ecologically important habitats that become visible during rainy seasons - are facing an uncertain future, warn scientists.

25 November 2016

Planet Earth II – The Poaching behind the Scenes

Planet Earth II, the latest nature-themed documentary series of British veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is a testimony to the beauty of our world.

25 November 2016

Elephant Refugees Flee to Last Stronghold in Africa

A national park in Botswana is struggling to support the staggering number of animals fleeing from poaching in other countries.

23 November 2016

Au Kenya, 28 braconniers arrêtés de nuit grâce à des caméras thermiques

Le Fonds mondial pour la nature a équipé deux unités de gardes d’une technologie capable de repérer la signature thermique des individus.

22 November 2016

Is there a plan B for elephants? The next step in saving them is even harder

Ending global legal markets is a great plan A, but that alone won’t stop elephant poaching or stem the illegal consumption of ivory.

19 November 2016

Off-the-shelf hobby drones are helping save elephants in Tanzania

A new study finds that small drones can help reduce the kinds of human-wildlife conflict that often lead to the deaths of wild elephants.

18 November 2016