The cat’s whiskers: new way of counting lions could boost conservation efforts

From widescreen high-definition wildlife documentaries to food brands, royal crests, sporting teams and Disney movies, the lion is one of the most appropriated and revered animals on the planet. But this reverence sits in contrast to the falling numbers of the living, breathing muscular cats in Africa. In recent years, scientists have discovered a major […]

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Virunga’s mountain gorilla population is growing. Can tourism help sustain it long-term?

Protecting the park for its Mountain Gorillas, Biodiversity and Local Communities In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the slopes of an active volcano traversed by armed groups with shifting territories and alliances, a remarkable conservation success story is underway. Last year, the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) was “downlisted” from Critically Endangered to […]

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More than 20 African countries are planting a 8,000-km-long ‘Great Green Wall’

The Sahara desert has been slowly expanding southwards for decades through a region as the Sahel. Heavy grazing, deforestation, and numerous droughts have degraded the once lush Sahel, making it easy pickings for the Sahara’s expansion. In order to stave off an ecological disaster across the continent, 20 different African countries have embarked on an […]

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