elephant conservation

Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network

A new study published about lions in West Africa. Our associate Lauren Coad is a co-author Shocking Study Finds Lions are Nearly Extinct in West Africa By John R. Platt | January 8, 2014 |  23 Email Print Physically and emotionally demanding. That’s how Philipp Henschel, Lion Program Survey Coordinator for the big-cat conservation organization Panthera, describes the six years he and other researchers spent combing the wilds of 17 nations looking for the elusive and rarely studied West African lion. The…

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Wildlife crime- a new crisis in an old problem

African Development Bank and WWF call for urgent action to combat wildlife crime: the Marrakech declaration = a 10 point action plan to combat illicit wildlife trafficking The African Development Bank (AfDB) and WWF have launched (on the 31st May 2013) a joint global call for action to combat the rampant illicit wildlife trafficking scourge that is robbing Africa of precious natural resources and posing a major threat to the development of the continent. See the June newsletter about African…

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