Tag: Africa

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...

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...

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...