Browsing: Africa

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The failure to effectively shut down domestic ivory markets at the recent COP17 in Johannesburg leaves the ban on international ivory trade as little more than an ineffective facade and greatly threatens the survival of Africa’s imperiled elephant populations.

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Male and female chimpanzees achieve social status in dramatically different ways. While males actively challenge their superiors to win higher rank, females accept their position in the social pecking order, waiting until more senior group members die before moving up the ladder.

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Farming wildlife actually increases the hunting pressure to supply wild animals to the farms, while making law enforcement for wild taken specimens more challenging. Taking wild pangolins into captivity is too risky given they are already in steep decline.

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Logging and slash-and-burn agriculture have dramatically altered Madagascar’s forests, but just how much of the island was forested before people got there remains a matter of debate. An analysis of mouse lemur DNA suggests that humans did not arrive to find Madagascar as tree-covered as frequently assumed.

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Please sign Egyptian Society for Animal Friends’ petition to close down the Al-Zahraa pet shop, where dogs, cats, mice, birds, tortoises, and other animals languish in horrid conditions.

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We believe that cruelty to animals is often caused unintentionally, but animals suffer as a result of lack of knowledge and information. That is why Liberia Animal Welfare & Conservation Society puts so much emphasis on education and information about animals along with practical care for animals. To love animals also means to know them well.

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Many people have asked me lately why Kenya didn’t sell the ivory it has confiscated instead of destroying it, to get money and use it for conservation. Here are just a few selected reasons for why we should kill any trade in ivory, and why greed can’t save us.

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