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Legalising rhino horn trade—don't charge in blind

Between 2008 and 2016, poachers killed more than 7100 rhinos in Africa. South Africa, which has nearly 80% of Africa's rhinos, was the worst affected country, with more than 1000 rhinos killed each year over the last four ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Ecology
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Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats. In a study published today in the open-access ...

dateDec 11, 2017 in Ecology
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Sustainable yam systems in West Africa

Yams are tuber crops and an essential staple food in West Africa. But the traditional cropping systems are unproductive and degrade soil. The YAMSYS project seeks to change this in cooperation with local actors working along ...

dateDec 08, 2017 in Environment
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Tubers in trouble

Extinction by its very nature is irreversible. Once a species is extinct, it's too late for conservation practitioners to act. So, for us working on the front line of plant conservation, instead of just questioning whether ...

dateDec 05, 2017 in Ecology
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