Environmental News

Environmental News

  • Africa: Botswana auctions permits to hunt elephants to ease human-wildlife conflict 07 Feb 2020 11:43 News Africa’s overall elephant population is declining due to poaching but Botswana, home to almost a third of the continent’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Botswanan officials say hunting is necessary to ease …
  • Trip to Africa’s largest wildlife protected area 01 Feb 2020 10:16 Nation By RUPI MANGAT More by this Author Over 1,000 kilometres south of Nairobi, the road less travelled is to southern Tanzania to explore Africa’s first and largest wildlife protected area. It used to be the Selous Game Reserve, part of which was renamed …
  • Human-wildlife conflict threatens protected reserves in East Africa 24 Jan 2020 10:17 Phys.org Each year, more than a million wildebeest migrate across the grassy plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania into Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve. But on the borders of these protected areas, human populations are increasing and wild …
  • Into the wild : The contrasting stories of Africa's wildlife 22 Jan 2020 11:22 Namibian HELGE DENKER CAMPFIRE drinks in the fading light of dusk, after a long, full day in the African bush is the order of the night, followed by animated chatter about the day's activities and diverse wildlife sightings, about conservation and the state of …
  • Years of drought threaten South Africa's wildlife industry 06 Jan 2020 12:45 Engineering News A severe drought is threatening South Africa's wildlife industry, with game farmers keeping fewer animals and tourists visiting game lodges in smaller numbers. Parts of the country have been affected by consecutive years of abnormally hot weather and …