Forest elephants are our allies in the fight against climate change, finds research

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 –...

Complex gorilla societies shed light on roots of human social evolution

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...

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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), which came into effect in 2017, and which most notably increased...

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