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Central Africa

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  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular tusker was the first slain in Kruger in more than 10 years. Park officials fear that more killings will follow.
  • The crisis in CAR deserves our attention [Commentary]

    Chances are, unless you have a particular interest in the continent of Africa, you may have never heard of the Central African Republic. Even now you would have to be paying attention to international news for this landlocked country of 4.5 million to...

    U.S. wildlife agency destroys 6 tons of contraband ivory

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pulverized about 6 tons of confiscated elephant ivory Thursday in an effort to strip the items of their value and make a statement against poaching. Photographs taken before the event show ivory boxes, intricately...

    New monkey species discovered

    New monkey species discovered
    Scientists are claiming they have discovered a new species of monkey living in the remote forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo -- an animal well-known to local hunters but until now, unknown to the outside world. In a paper published Wednesday...

    Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees

    Congo Park Expanded to Protect Chimpanzees
    The Republic of Congo has formally expanded Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park to protect an increasingly rare treasure: one of Africa’s most pristine forests and a population of “naive” chimpanzees with so little exposure to humans that the...