Geographical Location: Africa

April 7, 2020

Wild Cam: Human activity blocks African wild dog dispersal

Human structures and roadways present some of the largest barriers to the connectivity of endangered African wild dog populations in southern Africa. Researchers set out on a vast multi-country study...

September 10, 2019

JWM: Jackals only attack livestock when wild prey is scarce

Jackal attacks on domestic sheep in South Africa are most common when the predators lack wild prey resources, according to new research. These findings on the feeding habits of black-backed...

May 29, 2019

Wild Cam: Tracking the rewilding of a Malawi park

Wildlife managers with the U.S. Forest Service are partnering with international colleagues in Malawi to track the revitalization of wildlife decimated by poaching. But a nongovernmental organization based in South...

August 30, 2018

JWM: Community-based wildlife management works in Tanzania

In parts of Tanzania, villages manage wildlife conservation in return for a portion of tourism revenues. This sort of community-based natural resource management has become widespread throughout the country, but...

July 27, 2018

Breakthrough provides hope for northern white rhino

For the functionally extinct northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni), there may be some hope. Although just two females of these rhinos remain, scientists recently created hybrid embryos from southern...

May 11, 2018

Birds leave diseases behind on migration

People are often required to get vaccinations against deadly diseases when they make trips to tropical areas, but birds don’t have that sort of luxury, even though these world travelers...

April 20, 2018

Michigan State students, Ugandans collaborate for wildlife

Students at Michigan State University are training to be the next leaders in wildlife conservation while helping people in Uganda develop novel solutions to conservation problems. The students are taking...

March 13, 2018

USFWS takes middle-ground on trophy imports

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reversed a ban on trophy imports for several African species while simultaneously withdrawing findings that gave broader permissions for importation. The Service will...

January 31, 2018

Human conflict kills wildlife as well

The toll of war isn’t limited to human casualties. Biologists recently found that since the mid-20th century, as conflict has become more common across Africa, mammal populations in turbulent areas...

December 28, 2017

JWM: Jackals prefer livestock over wild prey

Predators and livestock can be a controversial combination anywhere, But it can be particularly contentious in South Africa, where livestock farmers complain about mounting impacts from carnivores on their operations....