African Conservation News
Local and international organisations call on Ugandan and DRC presidents to protect sensitive ecosystems in new oil licensing round
Kampala and Goma - Nearly 50 civil society organizations (CSOs) from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and their partners have written to the presidents of Uganda and the DRC calling on them to avoid sensitive ecosystems in the planned and ongoing oil...read more
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
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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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