News tagged with central africa

NASA image: Agricultural fires in Africa

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Poachers massacre 89 elephants in Chad

A group of poachers last week massacred 89 elephants in one night near the town of Ganba in southern Chad, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a statement Tuesday.

dateMar 19, 2013 in Ecology
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Protecting biodiversity

The Congo Basin is an unruly ribbon of tropical forest: Over a million square miles spanning six countries in Central Africa, running inward along the equator from the continent's western coast. It is the ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Ecology
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Elephant poaching declines slightly

Although the number of African elephants killed for their tusks declined slightly last year after worldwide recognition of the severity of the wildlife crime epidemic, the rates remain unacceptably high, ...

dateDec 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Gabon burns five tonnes of ivory

Gabonese President Ali Bongo on Wednesday set fire to five tonnes of ivory worth millions of euros to mark his government's commitment to battling poachers and saving elephants.

dateJun 27, 2012 in Ecology
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Shocking recording of elephant slaughter

The Wildlife Conservation Society released a powerful video today that features shocking audio of an elephant being shot and killed by ivory poachers in Central Africa. The video is part of WCS's 96 Elephants campaign – ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Ecology
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More than 1,100 rapes daily in DRCongo: study

More than 1,100 women are raped every day in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), making sexual violence against women 26 times more common than previously thought, a study concluded Wednesday.

dateMay 11, 2011 in Health
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