Africa

‘Paradise and hell’: the battle to save the forest elephant

Gabon’s wild and beautiful rainforest is on the frontline against ivory poachers, part of international criminal networks that also fund terrorists. 

12 May 2018

Écouter les vibrations du sol pour suivre les éléphants à la trace

Des chercheurs ont enregistré les ondes sismiques émises par les grands mammifères africains.

09 May 2018

Zimbabwe women's anti-poaching group protecting elephants

A group of women is helping to protect one of the largest remaining elephant populations in Africa.

08 May 2018

Poachers killed three rhinos in Kenya

Via Twitter on Thursday, Kenya Wildlife Service reported that the poachers killed two black rhinos and a calf.

03 May 2018

Livelihoods at risk as freshwater species in Africa’s largest lake face extinction – IUCN Report

Seventy-six percent of freshwater species endemic to the Lake Victoria Basin, including many species important to local livelihoods, are threatened with extinction, a new IUCN-led report has found.

30 April 2018

Lake Victoria biodiversity being 'decimated': conservationists

Three quarters of freshwater species endemic to East Africa's Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction, conservationists said Monday, warning the biodiversity there was being "decimated".

30 April 2018

Biologist feted for vultures conservation

A Kenyan biologist has won a Sh5.53 million award for conserving vultures, mostly around the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti.

30 April 2018

Protect forest elephants to conserve ecosystems, not DNA

New research has found that forest elephant populations across Central Africa are genetically quite similar to one another.

25 April 2018

Dame Daphne Sheldrick obituary

Renowned conservationist dedicated to saving orphaned elephants and releasing them back into the wild

24 April 2018