Rhino Poaching in South Afica

African wildlife news

September 17th, 2009

Excellent article on “Saving Africa’s ‘unicorn’, the okapi” . Conservationists are working with local communities to protect the okapi, and its rainforest habitat, in the aftermath of a brutal civil war. Now, as a semblance of peace has settled over Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the okapi’s prospects have further dimmed, for its home is increasingly seen as a rich source of timber, minerals, and bush meat to help the war-torn country rebuild. Here

The oldest known silverback in the wild has died in Rwanda at the age of 35

Kruger Park is losing white rhinos to poachers. South Africa has lost 33 rhinos to poachers this year, 28 of them were illegally killed along the eastern boundary with Mozambique.

Saving gorillas by bringing healthcare to local people in Uganda, an interview with Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka. Here