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August 15, 2022Conservation, Elephant habitats, Elephants, Keystone Species, Mammals, Wildlife Habitat
World Elephant Day was marked in South Africa, educating tourists about elephants
Marking the World Elephant Day, the elephant handlers educated the tourists in South Africa, demonstrating elephants’ behaviour, habits and how they respond to handler’s commands.
Source: Africa News
August 15, 2022Conservation, Keystone Species, Lions, Mammals, Wildlife
Interesting trivia about Lions as the world marks Lion Day
August 10th marked the World Lion Day. GMFER shares some interesting trivia about lions and what makes a lion the King of the Jungle.
August 8, 2022Conservation, Elephant habitats, Elephants, Keystone Species, Mammals, Wildlife Habitat
Climate change kills 20 times more elephants than poaching
Kenya’s wildlife authorities say that they have overlooked investing into biodiversity management and ecosystems.
August 8, 2022Elephants, Keystone Species, Lions, Trophy hunting, Wildlife
Infamous wildlife trophy hunter gunned down in South Africa
Riaan Naude, an infamous wildlife trophy hunter was found murdered in Limpopo, South Africa.
August 1, 2022Conservation, Elephants, Keystone Species
A study on elephant biomechanics suggests a new approach to soft robotics
A new study carried out suggests that elephant trunk gives them versatility that enables grabbing delicate vegetation and ripping apart tree trunks. The research suggests that wrapping soft robotics with structure similar to a skin could enhance protection and strengths of machines while maintaining their flexibility.
Source: Science Daily
August 1, 2022Communities, Conservation, Ecosystems, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Keystone Species, Tiger, Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat
The tiger population in Nepal increases by 290% while human-tiger conflicts rise
Marking the International Tiger Day that fell on July 29, the authorities of Nepal expressed concern over the increased number of conflicts with humans although the tiger population far exceeding global conservation expectations.
Source: ABC News
July 27, 2022Communities, Community engagement, Conservation, Ecosystems, Endangered Fauna and Flora, Rhino Habitat
Re-introduction of white rhinos in Zimbabwe community-owned land makes history
Villagers in western Zimbabwe voluntarily donate land nearby the southern boundary of Hwange National Park enabling the release of white rhinos. The community will retain ownership of the land while securing well-compensated jobs.
July 27, 2022Cheetah, Conservation, Ecosystems, Keystone Species, Wildlife, Wildlife Habitat
Wild cheetahs, declared extinct in 1952, to be reintroduced to their natural habitat in India
India’s supreme court announced that African Cheetahs – a vital part of the country’s ecosystem could be brought back to a safe location in India.
Source: The Guardian
July 19, 2022Biodiversity, Climate, Communities, Community engagement, Conservation, Ecosystems, Elephant habitats, Endangered Fauna and Flora, Lions
African leaders’ summit identifies strategy to conserve protected areas on land and sea
African leaders meet for the first time at Africa’s first continent-wide summit in Kigali. Strategies for nature conservation of protected areas on land and sea with plans to halt and reverse habitat and species loss are scheduled to be discussed.
Source: The Guardian
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