Geographical Location: Africa

October 23, 2017

New Hampshire hosts African wildlifers on US State Dept. tour

At the request of the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire, USDA Wildlife Services (WS) in New Hampshire hosted a delegation of wildlife professionals from six African countries September 28th. ...

May 25, 2017

Poor countries top wealthy ones in conserving large land mammals

Without serious international conservation effort, countless large mammals are likely to go extinct. Recent rankings evaluating various countries’ contributions to conservation, however, revealed that developed nations fall behind developing ones....

June 14, 2016

Tracking the exotic Nile crocodile in Florida

They crawl through rivers, freshwater marshes and mangrove swamps in sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Basin and in Madagascar. At about 16 feet long and 500 pounds, the Nile crocodile (Crocodylus...

May 17, 2016

Deadly chytrid fungus detected in Central Africa

When David Blackburn went to the Central African country of Cameroon as a graduate student in 2004 and then again in 2006, he saw spectacular views of mountains and lakes...

March 23, 2016

Madagascar pet trade threatens lemur populations

The illegal pet trade in Madagascar adds to threats lemurs face like habitat loss and climate change, according to a new study. “There was this big threat to lemurs that...

September 21, 2015

Wild Cam: TWS Members Find What’s Eating Lemurs in Madagascar

Despite having one of the highest rates of endemism in the world, relatively little is known about animals in Madagascar. But wildlife in much of the country is suffering from...

September 17, 2015

Cracking the Code of Predator-Prey Relations One Lion at a Time

A huge, healthy population of prey may be too much for predators to feast their eyes on — at least proportionately. Researchers have discovered a widely applicable principle that could...

August 4, 2015

Trap Techniques: To Aid African Research

Within USDA’s Wildlife Services program, biologist Michael Marlow is known for his varied expertise—from wildlife disease surveillance and feral swine control to nonlethal management of predation damage. Combining all three...

The African savanna elephant
July 10, 2015

DNA Reveals Major Ivory Poaching Hotspots

While most anti-poaching efforts for elephants have focused on curbing demand of illegal ivory products, a recent study went straight to the source — poaching hotspots in Africa. In the...

Giraffe
June 15, 2015

Wild Cam Series: Serengeti Wildlife

One of the largest camera trap surveys ever conducted used citizen scientists to take an inside view into discovering the ways animals in the Serengeti divide up their space and...