Africa

Kenya's First Lady takes the helm in the war on poachers

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with the office of the Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, to empower African communities to combat poachers and conserve wildlife.

21 June 2014

South Sudan's wildlife becomes a casualty of war

Conflict leads to killing of wild animals to feed both soldiers and rebels, stalling conservation efforts and boosting poaching

20 June 2014

WWF raises alarm over Mozambique elephant killings

Ivory poachers killed up to 900 elephants in the northern Querimbas reserve between 2011 and 2013, says survey

20 June 2014

Satao, one of Africa’s largest elephants, killed by poachers for ivory tusks weighing more than 45 kg

One of Africa’s last “great tuskers,” elephants with ivory weighing more than 45 kilograms, has been poisoned by poachers in Kenya.

15 June 2014

Soco halts oil exploration in Africa's Virunga national park

British oil company bows to pressure and abandons drilling in volatile and biodiverse region of Democratic Republic of Congo

11 June 2014

Virunga Park oil hunt in DR Congo halted

The hunt for oil is to be halted in Africa's oldest national park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UK-based oil firm has said.

11 June 2014

Asian relative of cane toad threatens Madagascar havoc

A relative of the cane toad, which has devastated wildlife in Australia, has invaded Madagascar, scientists report.

BBC

29 May 2014

Fremde Art bedroht Madagaskars Tierwelt: Die Kröten-Invasion

Sie sind giftig, übertragen Krankheiten und vermehren sich rapide: Eine Invasion fremder Kröten bedroht die einzigartige Umwelt Madagaskars - auch der Mensch ist nicht sicher.

29 May 2014

Peat bog as big as England found in Congo-Brazzaville

Swamp thought to contain billions of tonnes of peat dating back 10,000 years will offer window on Africa's past, say experts

27 May 2014

Burchell's zebras trek 300 miles, longest migration in Africa

"Sorting out how animals make these individual decisions has important conservation value," ecologist Mark Hebblewhite.

27 May 2014