Giraffes are vulnerable to extinction. So why won’t America decide on protecting them until 2025?

Giraffes are vulnerable to extinction. So why won’t America decide on protecting them until 2025?

Since the mid-eighties, giraffes have been on a steady decline. Population numbers have dwindled by 40 per cent, leaving around 68,000 mature adults in the wild. To put it in context, there is reportedly one giraffe for every four African elephants, which themselves are considered a vulnerable species. Despite giraffes’ precarious status, dubbed a “silent […]

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A taste of honey: how bees mend fences between farmers and elephants

A taste of honey: how bees mend fences between farmers and elephants

Watchtowers in trees, tripwire alarms, radio collars, chilli smoke and beehive fences: scientists and conservationists across Asia and Africa are coming up with safe and humane ways to keep elephants at bay and reduce conflict with humans. In early June, the agonising death of a pregnant wild elephant that ate an explosives-filled pineapple in India […]

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