Geographical Location: Africa

July 17, 2023

JWM: Saharan gazelles need large tracts of protected land

Prolonged drought may be affecting these desert-dwelling gazelles

April 25, 2023

What’s in a name?

Could naming animals boost public support for conservation?

April 21, 2023

Lion confirmed in region of Chad after two-decade absence

Adult female appears healthy, and may have crossed the border from Cameroon

April 10, 2023

What brings turtles out to bask at night?

Researchers studied the recently reported behavior in turtles around the world

March 13, 2023

Endangered Madagascar songbird rediscovered

The dusky tetra was found in two different sites in Madagascar’s tropical forests

August 10, 2022

TWS2021: Zoos provide healthy painted dogs gene pool

African painted dogs are among the most endangered canids in the world. These predators range widely, albeit thinly, in various pockets of the continent in the wild. The largest contiguous...

July 29, 2022

JWM: Trail cameras can help scientists estimate elephant density

At a shoulder height of nearly eight feet, an elephant may seem easy to spot. But these giant mammals are surprisingly cryptic in the forest ecosystems they occupy. As a...

July 20, 2022

Major African conservation congress kicks off this week

Rwanda is hosting Africa’s first congress addressing protecting areas as part of a continental effort to help preserve wild lands and waters in the face of limited conservation budgets. The...

July 5, 2022

Conservation efforts aiding sea turtles in Congo

Two decades of conservation efforts have benefited sea turtles in the Republic of Congo. In a study of nesting trends in the country, researchers found olive ridley sea turtle numbers...

June 29, 2022

Snare injuries can reduce reproductive success in hyenas

When hyenas get trapped in illegally set snares intended for poaching herbivores for bushmeat, they may continue to live long lives, but their reproductive success can decline. Since 1987, Leibniz...