Africa

Elephant poaching deaths reach tipping point in Africa

Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point: more are being killed each year than are being born, a study suggests.

18 August 2014

Rescuing orphaned baby elephants in Kenya - in pictures

To mark World Elephant Day, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has released behind-the-scenes pictures of efforts to save orphaned baby elephants in Africa, where up to 35,000 animals are killed fo

12 August 2014

S Africa rhinos to be evacuated from Kruger National Park

Hundreds of rhinos are to be evacuated from South Africa's Kruger National Park to save them from poachers.

BBC

12 August 2014

Protecting wildlife goes hi-tech, and gets harder

Those who want to protect elephants and rhinoceroses in Africa often face dangerous criminal traffickers who are bold, enterprising and well-equipped, leaders said at the US-Africa summit this week

06 August 2014

South Africa: SA Tightens Alien Species Regulation

Pretoria — The Department of Environmental Affairs has set aside R200 million to further regulate invasive alien species.

05 August 2014

Hannes Jaenicke: Im Einsatz für Elefanten

Nach Orang-Utans, Eisbären, Gorillas und anderen gefährdeten Tierarten widmet sich der prominente Naturschützer Hannes Jaenicke den Elefanten und dem blutigen Krieg um ihre Stoßzähne, der jährlich

31 July 2014

African biodiversity under threat

Researchers meeting in Cameroon have warned that Africa could lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century because of global warming, population growth and unregu

25 July 2014

Nigeria: 'Only 100 Gorillas Left in Nigeria'

Calabar — The Country Director of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Mr. Andrew Dunn, has made a shocking revelation that there are only 100 gorillas left in the whole of Nigeria.

23 July 2014

South Africa considers plan to move rhinos to protect them from poachers

South Africa's Kruger national park is considering a plan to move some rhinos out of the wildlife reserve in an attempt to protect them from poachers.

21 July 2014