Field Research and Conservation in Africa
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By DAVID RIEFF
The photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols explains how he takes photos of elephants, in this case in Samburu, Kenya (video).
By RUPI MANGAT
It is a matter of concern that in only two decades, Africa’s lion population has dwindled from 200,000 to 20,000 today.
For anyone coming to Africa, the big thrill is to see the ultimate king of the jungle, who combines strength with noble looks, who is invincible against all odds.
12:52 12 September 2008
Does the GPS help?
Today I received the following email:
Kathryn North, of the Institute for Neuromuscular Research at the Children's Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney, has shown there is a common ...
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
A grueling survey of vast tracts of forest and swamp in the northern Congo Republic has revealed the presence of more than 125,000 western lowland gorillas, a rare example of abundance in a world of rapidly vanishing primate populations.
Some leopards seem to be rather fearless and stop at nothing. Events like this had occasionally been reported before, but this time a photographer captured the entire event in a photo sequence and thus documented this unusual leopard behavior.
The video is only a quick replay of the photos. I recommend to forgo that and instead click on the right arrow at the top to watch the larger photos at your own speed.
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ScienceDaily (July 17, 2008) — A genetic variation which evolved to protect people of African descent against malaria has now been shown to increase their susceptibility to HIV infection by up to 40 per cent, according to new research. Conversely, the same variation also appears to prolong survival of those infected with HIV by approximately two years.
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