Namibia defends black rhino hunt
Namibia wildlife authorities on Friday defended the auction of permits to hunt black rhino, saying the kill was aimed at conserving the endangered species.
Lions are critically endangered in West Africa
A report published today concludes that the African lion is facing extinction across the entire West African region. The West African lion once ranged continuously from Senegal to Nigeria, but the new paper ...
Study of African forest elephants helps guide research efforts in the US
Conservation of a protected or endangered species requires frequent monitoring and the dynamic techniques biologists utilize to ensure the survival of threatened animals. Often, scientists study biodiversity ...
Scientists discover clue in the case of the missing silver
Some come to Idaho to travel the highways that lead to the Tetons, to Yellowstone, to small towns and big adventures. Idaho National Laboratory researcher Isabella van Rooyen came, all the way from South ...
S.Africa rhino poaching toll approaches 1,000
South Africa has lost nearly 1,000 rhinos this year in a poaching surge to feed the black-market demand for their horns, the environmental ministry said Thursday.
New study sheds light for those working to save world's endangered crocodiles
(Phys.org) —African crocodiles, long thought of as just three known species, are among the most iconic creatures on that continent. But recent University of Florida research now finds that there are at ...
New global study reveals how diet and digestion in cows, chickens and pigs drives climate change 'hoofprint'
The resources required to raise livestock and the impacts of farm animals on environments vary dramatically depending on the animal, the type of food it provides, the kind of feed it consumes and where it lives, according ...
Herbivores help prevent African savannah from becoming a forest
Grazing herbivores play a major role in maintaining savannah landscapes, say scientists.
Study: Sub-Saharan Africans benefit from buying water
In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of city dwellers live in slums, and population pressures have led to unplanned development lacking basic infrastructure, such as water lines.
Researchers target West African climate predictions
An international team of scientists have begun a major investigation into the complex meteorology of West Africa including how rapidly increasing air pollution is affecting the monsoon.
Researchers strike fossil gold in South Africa
(Phys.org) —Squeezing through a gap called the International Postbox and climbing the jagged Dragon's Back were not in Alia Gurtov's plans for the fall semester, but she made an exception in order to participate ...
The little black box bringing the internet to Kenya
The BRCK is, in a sense, just like the archetypal little black box. It does what you need and you don't have to worry about its inner workings.
Discovery of partial skeleton suggests ruggedly built, tree-climbing human ancestor
A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones was a muscular creature with a gorilla-like upper body and more adaptive to its environment than previously thought, scientists have discovered.
Africa risks losing 20 percent of elephants in 10 years, study says
Africa could lose 20 percent of its elephant population in a decade if current poaching levels are not slowed, animal conservation groups warned Monday.