Field Research and Conservation in Africa
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Ebay announced yesterday a global ban on sales of ivory products, a day before a conservation group issued a report showing that the online auction site is helping to fuel illegal trade in wildlife products.
Yesterday the World Food Programme issued an alarming statement on the food crisis in Zimbabwe. They appealed for an additional US$140 million to cover the shortfall in basic food aid for the next six months. What they did not say was that this still leaves a shortfall in overall cereal and oilseed supplies of 800 000 tonnes for the next 6 months.
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.
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