Geographical Location: Africa

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...

June 27, 2022

Animals share water—and parasites

When Georgia Titcomb was embarking on her PhD research in Kenya, she noticed a wide array of animals—both domestic and wild—eating, drinking and pooping all in the same place. They...

May 26, 2022

Aoudad introduced to U.S. comprise 2 distinct subspecies

In the century since Barbary sheep were brought from North Africa to the United States, they have spread from zoos to ranches to the wild, raising questions about their impacts...

May 16, 2022

Wild Cam: Exploring the mammals of Equatorial Guinea

When most people think of mammals in Central Africa, the first thing that comes to mind are the massive charismatic species like elephants, giraffes, lions or hippos. But many wild...

May 5, 2022

TWS2021: Tracking hybrid elephants in Uganda

There aren’t many good places in the world to catch a machete to the leg, but hours of hiking into the midst of a Ugandan national park with “impenetrable” as...

March 11, 2022

Wifi-equipped animals can improve field monitoring

Krueger National Park in South Africa is home to only about 200 African wild dogs—one of the most endangered canids in the world. But despite their small population size, conservationists...

February 23, 2022

What’s driving thousands of South African seal deaths?

Over the past six months, thousands of Cape fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus) have been turning up dead on South Africa’s Atlantic Coast. No one is sure why, but Tess Gridley,...

February 18, 2022

JWM: Crows contribute to Karoo dwarf tortoise decline

Human-created structures like windmills and telephone poles are giving crows and ravens a place to nest, enabling them to colonize treeless areas where they prey on young, endangered Karoo dwarf...