Geographical Location: Africa

December 7, 2020

Humans have impacted lion genetics over the years

Over the past century, a growing human population has caused movement barriers for lion populations, reducing their genetic diversity. “The African landscape has changed drastically over the past century with...

November 30, 2020

TWS2020: Birds may help coffee farms in Kenya

Birds may provide ecosystem services for coffee farms in Kenya by eating pest insects that damage crops. By encouraging the diversity of bird species, coffee farmers may be able to...

November 17, 2020

TWS2020: Baboon conflict in Kenya

Conflicts between baboons and humans surrounding wildlife reserves in Kenya could be improved by creating better compensation programs for the poorest farmers affected by primate rates. “There’s evidence to say...

October 26, 2020

Wild Cam: Discovering Cape Town’s little known urban cats

The urban felines paw the beach sands, cross highline pipes and move through people’s backyards in Cape Town, but they are far from the typical house cat. Caracals, researchers have...

October 23, 2020

TWS2020: Photos reveal endangered nyala in Ethiopian park

A trail camera study in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains has revealed the presence of endangered mountain nyalas in an area where the antelopes previously had not been known. “They are usually...

October 2, 2020

TWS2020: How do dogs and cats impact Madagascar carnivores?

Erin Wampole heard the trumpeting sounds of indri (Indri indri) calling to one another in the Madagascan tropical forests. The large lemurs were her morning alarm clock, waking her up...

September 25, 2020

TWS2020: Angola mammals avoid humans after 30-year civil war

The seasoned trackers sat on special chairs fastened to the front of a jeep moving slowly through the savannas of Angola’s Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga national parks. They eyed the ground...

April 30, 2020

Researchers discover four new bat species

Researchers have announced the discovery of at least four new species of bats. The study — in a special issue of the journal ZooKeys focused on the coronavirus pandemic —...

April 28, 2020

‘Deep evolutionary history’ binds bats and coronaviruses

Bats and coronaviruses have been evolving together for millions of years, researchers have found, resulting different strains in different groups of bats around the world. “We found that there’s a...

April 16, 2020

Rhino poaching increases as COVID-19 shuts down tourism

Rhinoceros poaching has increased in Africa as the novel coronavirus caused countries to announce national lockdowns that put a stop to big game tourism. The tourism industry motivates and funds...