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May29

Critically Endangered Roloway Monkey Returns Home To Ghana

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 Hits 15753 Categories Wildlife News

Fergus, a seven-year old male Roloway monkey, is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra today, the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission in Ghana has announced. The Roloway monkey, which is currently at La Vallee de Singles, in France, was once a common species in Ghana, but is now nearly extinct with only a few small populations left in the wild in Western Ghana and La Cote d'Ivoire.

May28

World Lion Day - 10th August 2013: Saving the King of Beasts to save ourselves

Tuesday, 28 May 2013 Hits 20055 Categories Wildlife News | Big Cats

Guarding our temples, adorning our flags, decorating our coins and capturing our hearts, the lion is beyond doubt the world's most iconic species. On almost every continent, and in thousands of cultures, the lion can be found demonstrating man's fascination with this magnificent beast. Despite the lions' symbolic importance throughout the ages, today they are suffering from a silent extinction across Africa and India.

May21

National Parks Agency of Gabon agrees to help improve the management of Central African Republic’s protected areas system

Tuesday, 21 May 2013 Hits 13932 Categories Wildlife News

National Parks Agency of Gabon agrees to help improve the management of Central African Republic’s protected areas system

Libreville – Upon arrival in Gabon on Wednesday, May 14, 2013, the President of the Central African Republic transition, SE Michel Djotodia was received by the President of Gabon, HE Ali Bongo Ondimba. Among other important issues discussed, including the important role of Gabonese troops in the regional peace keeping force, Michel Djotodia sought and obtained the support of Gabon to improve management of Central African Republic’s protected areas system, which is currently threatened by large-scale elephant poaching for ivory.

May09

Conservation film featuring the endangered Drill Monkey and the illegal bushmeat trade told from a local perspective

Thursday, 09 May 2013 Hits 6324 Categories Wildlife News | Bushmeat

Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea – A little known species of primates called drills (Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis) are being hunted to extinction due to the illegal bushmeat trade of west/central Africa. They are one of the largest and most colorful species of monkeys in the world and are currently facing their toughest challenge to survival as their habitat is developed and shotgun hunting increases.

May09

Kenya Wildlife Service requested to support a new Congo Brazzaville Agency for Fauna and Protected Areas

Thursday, 09 May 2013 Hits 2680 Categories Wildlife News

The Republic of Congo Brazzaville has sought Kenya's expertise in operationalizing and building the capacity of a newly established Congo Agency for Fauna and Protected Areas (CAFPA). The central African country would like Kenya Wildlife Service to build its new agency's capacity in resource mobilization, ecotourism projects, wildlife management and security and promotion of Congo as a tourism destination.

May09

Major Anti-poaching Breakthrough at Odzala-Koua National Park, Republic of the Congo

Thursday, 09 May 2013 Hits 6099 Categories Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory

African Parks Network is pleased to report that a major anti-poaching breakthrough has been made at Odzala-Kokoua National Park with the arrest of the kingpin of a regional ivory poaching and trafficking ring. The arrest of Ngondjo Ghislain, alias "Pépito", represents a coup for park manager Leon Lamprecht and his law enforcement team who have been working in extremely difficult circumstances to combat poaching in and around Odzala in recent months.

Apr25

Humans Passing Drug Resistance to Wildlife in Protected Areas in Africa

Thursday, 25 April 2013 Hits 3013 Categories Wildlife News

A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered that humans are passing antibiotic resistance to wildlife, especially in protected areas where numbers of humans are limited.

Mar28

Lazy lion king? Remote sensing sheds light on lion male hunting behavior

Thursday, 28 March 2013 Hits 8730 Categories Wildlife News | Big Cats

A recent study conducted on lion hunting behaviour suggests there is gender equality despite being a strongly sexually dimorphic species. The results help to redefine the long held belief that lionesses do most of the hunting while their male counterparts stay close to the pride.  They are, in fact, equally successful hunters, using vastly different predation strategies.

Mar23

Critically Endangered Cross River Gorilla Silverback Killed in Cameroon

Saturday, 23 March 2013 Hits 36978 Categories Great Apes | Wildlife News

A male Cross River Gorilla has been shot earlier this month in the Lebialem Highlands near Pinyin in the Santa Sub Division of North West Cameroon. The presence of this silverback gorilla was reported by a local teacher who was going to her farm very early in the morning on March 1st 2013 at about 1 km away from the village. Pinyin is about 33 km from the proposed Tofala Hill Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mar19

Kenya: Will showcasing captive whale sharks advance or hinder marine conservation efforts?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Hits 34465 Categories Marine & Coastal | Wildlife News | Habitat News

Protecting a dwindling species, increasing income for a poor community and raising awareness for environmental issues – these are the ambitious objectives of a proposed Indian Ocean Sea Park near Mombasa, Kenya. Will a marine enclosure designed to keep whale sharks inside attract tourists and benefit this endangered species?

Mar19

Trans-border Crime Threatens Congo Basin Biodiversity

Tuesday, 19 March 2013 Hits 7322 Categories Wildlife News | Habitat News | In Focus

Countries of the Congo Basin now face a new threat to biodiversity. Crimes across national borders within the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) are seriously undermining conservation efforts, creating the necessity to merge vital economic growth with social and environmental considerations.

Mar18

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Honors Claudine André with their Commitment to Conservation Award

Monday, 18 March 2013 Hits 5694 Categories Great Apes | Wildlife News

Claudine André, President of Les Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) and Founding Director of Lola ya Bonobo, the world’s only sanctuary for the endangered bonobo, will be honored with a $50,000 prize from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium at their first-ever Commitment to Conservation Award ceremony in Columbus Ohio, on April 6th 2012. The ceremony in April will launch the biennial event. Recipients of the award are long-term partners of the Zoo who receive support for their work through the Zoo’s Conservation Fund. The award is made possible through proceeds from the Zoo’s annual Wine for Wildlife event.

Mar15

Governments start to rein in ivory and rhino horn trade, give sharks and timbers better protection at wildlife trade meeting

Friday, 15 March 2013 Hits 20620 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus | Ivory | Rhino Poaching

Bangkok, Thailand - A critical wildlife trade meeting closed Thursday with decisions from world governments to regulate the international trade in several species of sharks and timber, and to start taking action against countries doing little or nothing to stop the illegal ivory and rhino horn trades.

Mar11

GRASP Ian Redmond Award Targets National Great Ape Conservation Commitment

Monday, 11 March 2013 Hits 18378 Categories Great Apes | Wildlife News

GRASP Ian Redmond Award Targets National Great Ape Conservation Commitment

The Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP) today launched the GRASP – Ian Redmond Conservation Award, seeking to inspire a new wave of Africans and Asians dedicated to the long-term survival of great apes and their habitat.
The award was introduced at the CITES XVI Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jan25

Protecting the Mali Elephants from War

Friday, 25 January 2013 Hits 7280 Categories Elephants | Wildlife News | In Focus

For rural, young men in Mali, elephant conservation is proving more attractive than being recruited by the Jihadi's , and is reducing conflict along the way. The escalating conflict in Mali poses a real threat to the Gourma Elephants. The Mali Elephant Project is finding that adapting its methods to respond to the challenges, and the perspectives of the local people, has led to new, creative activities.

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