African Conservation News
Forest elephant extinction would exacerbate climate change. That’s according to a new study in Nature Geoscience which links feeding by elephants with an increase in the amount of carbon that forests are able to store. The bad news is that African forest elephants –...read more
Gorillas have more complex social structures than previously thought, from lifetime bonds forged between distant relations, to "social tiers" with striking parallels to traditional human societies, according to a new study. The findings suggest that the origins of our...read more
Logging roads are expanding dramatically in the Congo Basin, leading to catastrophic collapses in animal populations living in the world's second-largest rainforest, according to research co-led by a scientist at James Cook University in Australia. Just as worrying is...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.