Africa’s ecological conflicts

  • Understanding and dealing with tremors during veterinary treatment is essential to securing the species, reports Louise de Bruin...

  • Crystal Chow investigates how the race over the most sought-after delicacy in Asia embodies the developmental dilemma in post-apartheid South Africa...

  • Journalist John Grobler was on assignment in Angola when he came across a young chimpanzee in trouble. This is the story of his mission to take her to a place of safety...

  • Illegal fishing in Lake Ngami in the Okavango Delta is a threat to species and local livelihoods. It could spark cross-border conflict with Zambia and the DRC, reports

  • Deliberate poisoning of vultures by poachers is on the rise. If current trends continue, the Cape vulture will have declined by 98% in the next three generations, writes

  • The sale of wildlife from South Africa to Angolan national parks sparked a row over the spread of non-indigenous species. It also raised renewed fears about Angola's critic...

  • After Oxpeckers published articles on the opening of the Tsitsikamma protected area to fishing, a marine scientist sent us a plea explaining why this is a bad idea...

  • A settlement prevents fishing in the Tsitsikamma marine protected area for now, but does not affect draft regulations for its re-zoning, writes Louise de Bruin

  • Marine scientists are concerned that opening South Africa's largest marine protected area will rapidly reduce stocks of endangered fish species. They liken the move to open...

  • Central Africa need elephants to increase oxygen and food productivity, and to fight climate change, writes Israel Bionyi...

  • The Kenyan government granted a US$484-million contract to a Chinese firm to put up the first three berths of a gigantic port project in a global heritage site. Local residents are...

  • The Lobito Corridor between Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo is a game-changer in the new scramble for Africa’s mineral riches. Who’s building it, and why? John Grob...

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