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What great apes feces tell us about human health and digestive disorders
What great apes feces tell us about human health and digestive disorders
A study of the microbiomes of wild gorillas and chimpanzees offers insights into the evolution of the human microbiome and might even have implications for human health. The research project…
216 New Species Now Protected Under Malawi Law
216 New Species Now Protected Under Malawi Law
Malawi Parliament last month passed new regulations that place an additional 216 species under protection.  The regulations form a critical secondary law to the National Parks and Wildlife Act (NPWA),…
Bushmeat hunting threatens hornbills and raptors in Cameroon’s forests, study finds
Bushmeat hunting threatens hornbills and raptors in Cameroon’s forests, study finds
A new study has found that hornbills, vultures and eagles are being hunted for bushmeat in Cameroon in much greater numbers than previously thought. Researchers estimate that people living around…

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“I am greatly encouraged by the work of the African Conservation Foundation for they are motivated by the idea that nature and our environment are an essential gift that we need to protect for future generations. After all, what would life be without a clean, healthy and sustainable environment?”

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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The Cross River Gorilla, with fewer than 300 individuals estimated to exist in the wild, is the most endangered of the gorilla subspecies, and is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered.

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