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Forest Elephant Populations Have Seen An ~80% Decline In Central Africa’s Most Important Preserve Because Of Poaching

Forest elephant populations in Central Africa’s most important nature preserve, Gabon’s Minkébé National Park, have declined by between 78^ and 81% over recent times as a result of poaching, new research from Duke University has found. So, even in Central Africa’s largest nature preserve, poaching is still enough of a problem that forest elephants are […]

February 22nd

GeoEngineering News: Controversial Ocean 'Iron Fertilization' Experiment Succeeds as Carbon Sink

  Results of the most recent iron fertilization experiment are giving scientists good reason for renewed hope in the great, global challenge of capturing carbon:  A team of biologists and oceanographers, working out of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Germany, seeded 167 square kilometers with 7 metric tons of iron […]

July 22nd

Four Ivory Smugglers Arrested with 44 Elephant Tusks in Cameroon

African elephants continue to fall victim to the Chinese demand for ivory, as 44 tusks were reportedly seized near Lobéké National Park in Southeast Cameroon. Four people, including a “businessman” who is believed to have arranged the deal, were arrested after the tusks were found in a truck transporting cocoa. WWF’s project manager in Lobéké, […]

December 18th

Rhino Crisis Round Up: Western Black Rhino Declared Extinct, Rhino Killed in India & More

Another rhinoceros subspecies gone forever: The IUCN has confirmed that the Western black rhino (Diceros bicornis longipes) is indeed extinct. Just like the recent extinction of the Vietnamese Javan rhino (Rhinoceros sondaicus annamiticus), “lack of political will” is cited as a contributing factor. The Diceros bicornis longipes page on the IUCN Red List of Threatened […]

November 10th

World's Rarest Gorilla Gets Protection in New National Park in Cameroon

[social_buttons]The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the government of Cameroon have just created a new national park to preserve habitat for the Cross River gorilla, the world’s most endangered great ape. Besides the Cross River gorillas, the 261 square mile Takamanda National Park will also protect populations of forest elephants, chimpanzees, and a rare primate […]

November 28th