Africa

Plastic bag-swallowing sperm whales – victims of our remorseless progress

The news that Mediterranean whales have died after ingesting our plastic waste comes as no surprise – but seems to be an omen for fallout from our disruption of the natural world

23 May 2018

In Chad, the Elephants (So Many Elephants) Are Back

“If everyone’s stomachs are up to it, we can go see the elephants,” said Rian Labuschagne, his voice crackling through my aviation headset.

22 May 2018

Kenya to reform laws to enhance biodiversity conservation

NAIROBI, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Kenya plans to reform its laws in order to enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization of national resources, a government official said on Tuesday.

22 May 2018

African vultures under the gun as lead ammunition takes a toll

Fragments of lead ammunition in abandoned animal carcasses may be poisoning Africa’s vultures, a new study has found.

22 May 2018

Madagascar emerges as whale shark hotspot

Large numbers of endangered whale sharks have been sighted in waters off Madagascar.

BBC

17 May 2018

‘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

Wildlife decimated by the surge in conflicts in the Sahara and the Sahel

The surge in armed conflicts across the Sahara Desert and the band of dry savanna to its south called the Sahel is devastating the region’s wildlife, according to recent findings published in the j

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