Africa

As Ebola fears return, Congo-Brazzaville steps up fight against illegal bushmeat

After infected wildlife was linked with Guinea’s ‘patient zero’, the authorities desperately try to control the region’s trade. 

03 July 2015

Church of England divests from Soco oil firm over Virunga operations

CoE sells £1.6m stake, citing ethical concerns over UK firm’s controversial plans to drill in the Congo national park that’s a last stronghold for endangered mountain gorillas

01 July 2015

The lion: A victim of its own power?

Lions have padded their way through history, their beauty and physical prowess inspiring fear and respect.

30 June 2015

Birdwatching helping to boost tourism in Uganda

East African country is home to about 11 percent of the world's bird population.

28 June 2015

Conservationists to move South Africa lions to Rwanda

Group to move seven lions to Akagera National Park in Rwanda where the lion population was wiped out 15 years ago.

28 June 2015

The Kenyan elephant reserve that's fighting back against poachers

Conservation efforts in Amboseli national park offer hope in the battle to protect Africa’s big beasts from ivory poachers – but tackling demand for ivory is still crucial to long-term success - by

23 June 2015

Illegal wildlife traders caught in international net

A global effort to tackle illegal wildlife trading has resulted in hundreds of arrests and the seizure of tons of plants and animals - dead and alive.

19 June 2015

African vultures declining at a critical rate

An international team of researchers, including leading scientists from the University of St Andrews, the Hawk Conservancy Trust and the University of York, say African vultures are likely to quali

19 June 2015

Elefanten in Afrika: Elfenbein-DNA verrät Jagdgebiete der Wilderer

Wilderer töten jedes Jahr etwa 40.000 Elefanten in Afrika - mit ihrem Elfenbein werden Krieg und Terror finanziert. Die meisten Tiere sterben in zwei großen Gebieten, zeigt eine Studie.

19 June 2015