Africa

The Great Green Wall of the Sahel

Environmental degradation and climate change are threatening the livelihoods of local communities living near the Sahara.

27 February 2017

Ein mit Gift vollgepumpter Elefantenkadaver kann zum Tod von 500 Geiern führen

Geier erfüllen eine wichtige Funktion in der Natur. In vielen Teilen der Welt sind sie allerdings bedroht.

24 February 2017

Prides, protection and parks: Africa's protected areas can support four times as many lions

Africa's protected parks and reserves are capable of supporting three times as many wild lions if well funded and managed, according to a new report led by Panthera.

21 February 2017

Twelve-year action plan to save vultures

Some 43 experts from 22 countries have met in Toledo, Spain, to draw up a strategy to save the world's heavily threatened vulture species.

21 February 2017

Scimitar-horned oryx return to the Sahara nearly two decades after going extinct in the wild

Conservationists are celebrating the successful reintroduction of an iconic antelope species - the scimitar-horned oryx.

20 February 2017

In search of Tanzania's bee-eaters

In the Selous Game Reserve you can see seven different bee-eaters. Each one sports impossibly beautiful colours.

19 February 2017

Wildlife ranger killed in Zambia leaves behind seven children

Rodrick Ngulube was shot by poachers in West Petauke game management area, after rangers discovered carcasses of a warthog and zebra.

17 February 2017

Wildlife 'is the brand of Africa,' says leading conservationist

Africa continues to struggle with declining wildlife as many species are being hunted towards extinction.

16 February 2017

Carnivore Conservation: Preserving Africa’s Disappearing Lion Population

National Geographic sat down to talk with 2016 Emerging Explorer Thandiwe Mweetwa about dedicating her life to preserving Africa’s disappearing lion population.

15 February 2017

Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

Conservationists hope second group of 14 scimitar-horned oryx bred in captivity will help repopulate original habitat in Chad.

14 February 2017