‘Ecological island’: as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s elephants

‘Ecological island’: as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s elephants

Kenyan elephants risk a slow extinction in a bleak, ever-shrinking “ecological island” in one of the country’s most picturesque and photographed landscapes, according to a government report. The animals face a grim future as habitat loss is exacerbated by the pandemic’s impact on tourism, which is pushing landowners to sell off areas for development, and […]

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POLL: Should Pablo Escobar’s hippos must be culled to halt biodiversity disaster?

POLL: Should Pablo Escobar’s hippos be culled to halt biodiversity disaster?

Hippos imported illegally into Colombia for Pablo Escobar’s private zoo have gone feral in the lush tropical countryside and must be culled before their invasive presence starts to wipe out indigenous flora and fauna, scientists have warned. One of the notorious drug lord’s great extravagances saw him amass a collection of hippos, kangaroos, giraffes, elephants […]

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