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Drought ignites human-wildlife conflict in Zimbabwe

Hwange, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwean villager Dumisani Khumalo appeared to be in pain as he walked gingerly towards a chair under the shade of a tree near his one-room brick shack. The 45-year-old was attacked by a buffalo days earlier, and he was lucky to be on his feet. Wild …

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Increasing deforestation threatening wildlife conservation-UWEC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Center-UWEC has decried the increased destruction of habitats in several parts of the country which is threatening breeding and livelihood of wildlife and birding. Recent studies by Makerere University indicate that more than 200,000 hectares of forest cover have …

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Development dilemma as eastern Greenland eyes tourism boost

Kulusuk, Denmark | AFP | Kayaking past blue-white icebergs drifting along near a pristine harbour, wandering around colourful houses or trekking in the snow-capped wilderness: July and August are high season for tourists in eastern Greenland. Many of the 85,000 tourists who visit each year head to the west coast, but …

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Deforestation + climate change = dead end for wildlife

Paris, France | AFP | Climate change combined with galloping tropical deforestation is cutting off wildlife from life-saving cooler climes, heightening the risk of extinction, researchers said Monday. Less than two-fifths of forests across Latin America, Asia and Africa currently allow for animals and plants to avoid potentially intolerable increases in …

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’10 steps ahead’: Kenya’s tech war on wildlife poachers

Ol Pejeta, Kenya | AFP |  Every morning, at the far perimeter of the wildlife reserve capped by Mount Kenya, a khaki-clad ranger meticulously sweeps the earth of animal footprints, covering their tracks from any poachers. It’s an antiquated approach to outsmarting would-be hunters, but this ranger is not alone. …

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