Africa

This is the algorithm that could save elephants from extinction

An algorithm designed by a computer scientist at the University of Bath may be able to help save African elephants from extinction.

26 April 2021

Total’s East African oil pipeline to go ahead despite stiff opposition

The $3.5 billion heated oil pipeline will connect oil fields in the Lake Albert basin in western Uganda to the port of Tanga on the Tanzanian coast.

20 April 2021

Kenya’s elephant number increases at 2.8 percent annually in past 30 years amid fall in poaching

Kenya’s elephant population has gradually increased at an annual rate of approximately 2.8 percent over the last three decades amid declining poaching, a wildlife research institute said on Sunday.

12 April 2021

'Virtual rangers' help South African reserve keep poachers away

 The animals that roam South Africa’s Balule Nature Reserve have a new ally in the battle to keep them safe from poachers - camera phones mounted in protective cases that stream images of their act

30 March 2021

Africa’s forest elephant has been largely overlooked. Now we need to fight for it

This critically endangered ‘gardener’ of the forest has been ‘red listed’ independent of its famous savanna relative for the first time.

26 March 2021

Éléphants d’Afrique : que signifie « en danger critique d’extinction » ?

Vulnérable, en danger, en danger critique d’extinction, éteint à l’état sauvage… le panel des menaces qui pèsent sur la biodiversité est large.

26 March 2021

Increased conservation needed for African, Savanna elephants

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Thursday announced that it now recognizes two distinct species of African elephant -- the Forest Elephant and the Savanna Elephant.

26 March 2021

Extinction: Elephants driven to the brink by poaching

The ivory trade, loss of vital habitat and a deeper understanding of elephant biology have all combined to reveal a previously underestimated threat to Africa's elephants.

26 March 2021

Increased Conservation Measures are Needed to Address the Decline in African Forest Elephant and Savanna Elephant

Today, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced that it now recognizes two distinct species of African elephants: The Forest Elephant and the Savanna Elephant. The revised assessment of African elephants also has found that the Forest Elephant is Critically Endangered and the Savanna Elephant Endangered, downgrading the status of both species from their previous classification as Vulnerable.

25 March 2021