The world is heading for the largest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs that will push millions of species to the brink of extinction within the next decade, WWF claims

The world is heading for the largest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs that will push millions of species to the brink of extinction within the next decade, WWF claims

The world is heading for the biggest mass extinction event since the dinosaurs within the next decade, pushing millions of plants and animals to the bring of extinction, the WWF has claimed. Elephants, polar bears, sharks, frogs and fish are all under threat according to the environmental organisation in its Winners and Losers of 2021 […]

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In Mozambique, mystery of tuskless elephant points to poaching as the culprit

In Mozambique, mystery of tuskless elephant points to poaching as the culprit

Mozambique’s 15-year civil war changed the face of its national parks, which underwent rampant poaching of big mammals, including elephants. It did much more. It changed the face of female African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana). The unusually large number of tuskless females at the Gorongosa National Park today can be traced back to the ravages […]

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Africa’s forest elephant has been largely overlooked. Now we need to fight for it

Africa’s forest elephant has been largely overlooked. Now we need to fight for it

Science and conservation politics have finally agreed that Africa is home to two elephant species: the savanna and forest elephant. The debate lasted about two decades, with the politics of elephant conservation and the ivory trade delaying the decision, but the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has finally concluded its evaluation. Africa’s most […]

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A New Species…

A New Species…

The African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) has only been considered to be a separate species for just over two years. Initially thought to be a sub-species of Loxodonta africana, the African Bush Elephant, several features distinguish the two. Straighter, harder ivory; a longer mandible; rounder ears; a longer tail; and an additional toenail on each […]

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