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- Kenya: Rising Waters in Rift Valley Spell Danger to Local Wildlife, Livelihoodsby RFI on 19/01/2021 at 04:55
[RFI] In Kenya, flooding in Rift valley has the locals worried. Water levels of Lake Baringo, a freshwater lake, and Lake Bogoria, an alkaline lake, have been increasing by two meters a day and the merging of the waters poses a threat to wildlife and livelihoods in the area.
- Zimbabwe: Three Bulawayo Men Arrested for Ivory Possessionby New Zimbabwe on 18/01/2021 at 10:21
[New Zimbabwe] Police in Bulawayo last week arrested three men after they were found in possession of five pieces of ivory.
- Rwanda: Construction of U.S.$10 Million Gorilla Conservation Centre Nears Completionby New Times on 18/01/2021 at 09:56
[New Times] The construction of the Ellen DeGeneres campus which is close to Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park in Kinigi sector of Musanze district is at 50 percent.
- Namibia: Amazing Albatrosses - 'Scarecrows' Cut Seabird Deaths By 98%by RFI on 17/01/2021 at 13:07
[RFI] Conservationists and fishermen in Namibia have reduced the accidental deaths of seabirds including endangered albatrosses, from up to 30,000 per year more than a decade ago, to just 215 at the last count: and it's all down to the simplest of bird scarers.
- Tanzania: What Makes a Zebra to Have the Deadliest Kick in the Savannahby Daily News on 16/01/2021 at 20:49
[Daily News] TWO weeks ago we covered a topic about how the zebra refused to be domesticated, the article dwelt on different factors but how these animals are capable to use its hind legs to defend itself is the major factor which enabled it to remain in the savannah although its closest relatives donkey and horse were domesticated between 17,000 and 5,000 years ago when the donkey was domesticated by nomadic people of Africa.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Why Rangers in the Congo's Virunga National Park Are Under Attackby The Conversation Africa on 15/01/2021 at 20:42
[The Conversation Africa] Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. Staff working in the park have often come under attack. Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen - experts on armed mobilisation and conservation in the DRC - explain why this happens and what must be done to protect them better.
- Namibia: Trophy Hunting Tender Ruffles Feathersby Namibian on 15/01/2021 at 12:49
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism has defended a recent invitation for bids to hunt game, saying trophy hunters help the ministry in wildlife conservation and protection.
- Kenya: Why Lake Victoria Fish Are Dyingby Nation on 15/01/2021 at 08:54
[Nation] On Tuesday last week, William Onditu woke up early as usual, armed himself with nets and headed to Kiwa Beach to catch fish.
- Tanzania: Wildlife Team Dispatched to Rumanyika-Karagwe Parkby Daily News on 13/01/2021 at 10:56
[Daily News] A team consisting of wildlife officials has been dispatched to Rumanyika-Karagwe National Park to control stray elephants that have continued to cause havoc in the area.
- Tanzania: TAWA to Auction 30 Hunting Blocks Electronicallyby Daily News on 12/01/2021 at 13:05
[Daily News] Arusha -- AT least 30 hunting blocks are to be subjected to Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (Tawa) auction.
- Africa: Why Paying People to Tolerate Wildlife Is Not the Magic Bullet for Conservationby The Conversation Africa on 12/01/2021 at 11:13
[The Conversation Africa] Human-wildlife conflict is a complex issue globally. Whether it's mountain gorillas stealing bananas from farmers on the edge of Bwindi National Park in Uganda, or a pack of grey wolves raiding a cattle pen in western Montana, thousands of people navigate their lives alongside unwanted neighbours daily.
- Namibia: Dwarf Giraffe Discovered in Namibiaby Namibian on 11/01/2021 at 12:53
[Namibian] A, one of only two in Africa, dwarf giraffe was discovered on a private farm near Okahandja last July, a recently published report by researchers from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) revealed.
- Ethiopia: The 20th Edition GER Supports Birds' Conservation in Ethiopiaby ENA on 11/01/2021 at 11:29
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The 2020 Great Ethiopian Run (GER), which is Ethiopia's flagship annual event, has supported bird conservation in the country.
- Congo-Kinshasa: 6 Rangers Killed in DR Congo's Virunga Gorilla Reserveby DW on 10/01/2021 at 20:00
[DW] Six national park rangers have been killed and two have been wounded in fresh violence in Africa's oldest national park. The park is home to rare mountain gorillas.
- South Africa: Finding Space for Both Wind Farms and Eagles in South Africaby The Conversation Africa on 09/01/2021 at 14:21
[The Conversation Africa] Energy generation around the world is shifting towards renewable sources in response to the climate emergency. The aim is that future energy will be clean, green and sustainable. Many developing countries are also simultaneously trying to increase energy security and expand energy access to rapidly growing populations. Wind energy is playing a leading role in delivering these objectives.
- Africa: How Tadpoles Advance the African Clawed Frog Invasionby The Conversation Africa on 09/01/2021 at 14:20
[The Conversation Africa] The African clawed frog, a species native to southern Africa, is one of the most successful invaders in the world. Part of the reason is that it has been of particular interest to scientists for a long time.
- Namibia: A Good Festive Season for Kunene Rhinosby Namibian on 08/01/2021 at 14:29
[Namibian] Chief executive officer Samson !Uri?Khob of the Save the Rhino Trust (SRT) on Saturday said no rhinos were poached during the festive season in the Kunene region.
- East Africa: Region Sets Up Site to Track, Fight Wildlife Crimesby East African on 08/01/2021 at 11:30
[East African] East African countries have set up a microsite to track wildlife trafficking and affiliated crimes in the region and will also collaborate in supporting the enforcement and prosecution of wildlife crimes.
- Kenya: Loss of Rare Monkeys Deals Death Blow to Once-Revered Reserveby Nation on 07/01/2021 at 09:39
[Nation] Human activities at the Mchelelo Primate Reserve in Tana River County have driven two rare monkey species to the brink of extinction.
- Kenya: CNN Roasted for Claiming Caucasian Woman Discovered Whales in Kenyaby Nation on 06/01/2021 at 15:23
[Nation] International broadcaster CNN has been on the receiving end after reporting that a Caucasian woman from London has discovered whales in Kenya.
- Africa: 'Africa's Wild Dogs' - Nomads of the Bushveldby Daily Maverick on 05/01/2021 at 15:00
[Daily Maverick] I had a natural affinity with dogs. That served me well, to win the trust of Africa's threatened 'painted' dogs. The result was some extraordinary photographs.
- Uganda: Road to Be Named in Zebra's Honourby Monitor on 04/01/2021 at 09:55
[Monitor] A mammoth crowd, a tense training session, a round of tough heavyweight boxing, a motivational signature song, and a salute from Mando's army, speeches from artists and politicians, moments of security discomfort, heavy security presence, boos, politically motivated slurs, and tears of sorrow highlighted slain boxer Zebra Ssenyange's last funeral rites, before his body was buried at Kanzizi village, Masuuliita, Wakiso District on Thursday evening.
- Gambia: Soldiers Chase Hippos Away After Fightby Foroyaa on 04/01/2021 at 04:33
[Foroyaa] Soldiers at LaminKoto Military Camp have chased away three "wild" hippopotamus at the Janjanbureh ferry crossing point, after a fight broke between them.
- Kenya: Children Mauled to Death By Hippoby Capital FM on 30/12/2020 at 16:49
[Capital FM] Kisumu -- Two children died on Wednesday after they were mauled by a rogue hippopotamus on the shores of Lake Victoria at Siungu Uhwaya beach in Bondo sub-county.
- Nigeria: Lagos and Wild Animals As Petsby This Day on 30/12/2020 at 10:12
[This Day] Government must do more to protect residents from avoidable accidents
- Tanzania: Villagers Decry Human-Elephant Conflictsby Daily News on 30/12/2020 at 05:29
[Daily News] Arusha -- AT least six people have been killed and dozen others injured in elephant-human related incidents.
- Tanzania: Tanzania Is Home to Most African Terrestrial Mammalsby Daily News on 29/12/2020 at 06:44
[Daily News] MORE than 300 terrestrial mammals exist in Africa and most of them are found in Tanzania. The number could increase or decrease depending on a number of factors such as prolonged drought or overcropping during the hunting season (July to December).
- Seychelles: Five Endangered Species Are Stable in Seychelles, but Conservations Want More Comprehensive Studiesby Seychelles News Agency on 28/12/2020 at 16:58
[Seychelles News Agency] The status of five endemic species that have been classified as endangered in Seychelles is stable, but conservationists want a more comprehensive study to better protect these species.
- Nigeria: How Plastic Waste Disrupts Aquatic Life in Rivers' Watersby Premium Times on 24/12/2020 at 12:54
[Premium Times] The negligence of Nigerians and the disinclination of the government to control single use of plastic is exposing marine life and the ecosystem to hazards.
- Africa: Analysis Reveals Origins of Ivory On 16th-Century Shipwreckby UCT on 23/12/2020 at 14:50
[UCT] An international multi-institutional study initiated by the University of Cape Town (UCT) involving the scientific and historical analysis of elephant tusks found in the cargo of a ship wrecked off Namibia in the 16th century revealed some "remarkable" findings.
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