African Conservation News
Ecology of fear: Cascading impacts of local extinction of large-carnivores in an African savanna ecosystem
A team of Princeton ecologists took advantage of a rare opportunity to study what happens to an ecosystem when large carnivores are wiped out. "Large carnivores play a critical, and disproportionate, role in their ecosystems, and their populations are declining...read more
New or upgraded roads in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem around Serengeti National Park will not reduce growing pressure on the ecosystem, a study shows. A proposed Northern Serengeti all-weather tarmac road that will bisect Serengeti National Park, a World Heritage...read more
Language, music, and art often vary between adjacent groups of people, and help us identify not only ourselves but also others. And in recent years rich debates have emerged and spawned research into culture in non-human animals. Scientists first observed chimpanzees...read more
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The Cross River Gorilla, with fewer than 300 individuals left in the wild, is the most vulnerable of the gorilla subspecies. It is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered.
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