In Uganda, safeguarding chimpanzees against the scourge of snaring

Frequent patrols in Uganda’s Kibale National Park are credited with helping reduce the risk of the resident chimpanzees falling victim to the snare traps set by poachers targeting bushmeat. While chimpanzees aren’t typically eaten here as bushmeat, the indiscriminate nature of the traps means they still risk being killed or severely maimed. A booming human […]

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Gorongosa National Park is being reforested via coffee and agroforestry

Gorongosa National Park is reforesting itself with the help of shade-grown coffee and other agroforestry crops. Marketed internationally, Gorongosa Coffee and other related ventures employ many local and indigenous people via this regenerative form of agriculture. The park’s plantings are beneficial to wildlife, too: in addition to birds that frequently visit the agroforests, these plots […]

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Community Conservation Workshop Goes Online

The Snow Leopard Trust and its partners have engaged with local communities in key snow leopard habitats of Central Asia for nearly four decades, working toward conservation solutions that benefit both people and wildlife. In his book The PARTNERS Principles for Community-Based Conservation, Snow Leopard Trust’s Executive Director, Dr. Charu Mishra, distills our experiences into a […]

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World Migratory Bird Day: A closer look into the movements of the Egyptian Vulture — Europe’s only long-distance migratory vulture

On this World Migratory Bird Day, we will take a closer look into the migratory journeys of Egyptian Vultures originating from different regions and countries, and of different backgrounds — some are captive-bred, some wild-hatched and others spent their first years in rehabilitation. Egyptian Vulture migration Every year, during the end of summer and start […]

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New study shows where we should grow more forest to fight climate change

In a new study published this week in Nature, researchers found that, globally, rates of potential forest carbon sequestration presumed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were underestimated by 32%. When considering just tropical regions, that number went up to 53%. Conversely, the study found that the maximum climate mitigation potential from reforestation […]

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Beyond tourism: A call for business ideas that protect African wildlife, ecosystems

The African Leadership University has launched an innovation challenge to develop new commercial ideas for rural livelihoods that protect biodiversity. Wildlife tourism is the best-known “conservation business,” but it’s unclear how much it directly contributes to funding conservation, even if it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants to the innovation challenge will develop non-tourism business […]

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