Leopard populations have declined dramatically, new research reveals

Leopard populations have declined dramatically, new research reveals

New research contradicts the widely held belief that world leopard populations remain high compared to other big cats. The species (Panthera pardus) has lost as much as 75 percent of its habitat range, according to the study published in the scientific journal PeerJ. The findings are the result of a three-year effort and provide the

33 lions are returned to Africa after a life of confinement in circuses

33 lions are returned to Africa after a life of confinement in circuses

After a life spent in captivity, they have finally gone back home. This is the success story of 33 lions rescued from South American circuses (24 from Peru and 9 from Colombia) and brought to South Africa. They probably longed for their homeland while performing – in chains – in unnatural, humiliating shows. The lions landed in Johannesburg in

Kenya, the giants club protecting elephants from poaching

Kenya, the giants club protecting elephants from poaching

Saving elephants from poaching and extinction means safeguarding the African ecosystem, the tourism industry and a crucial part of the continent’s common heritage. This is why the Giants Club has met in Nanyuki, Kenya. It is an exclusive group that brings together African heads of state, environmental NGOs, global business leaders and zoologists. Ivory means

Three rangers have been killed for protecting elephants in the Congo

Three rangers have been killed for protecting elephants in the Congo

Garamba National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, is one of the most important and ancient natural parks in Equatorial Africa. It is home to a huge variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos and white rhinos. More precisely, it is home to what’s left of these animals’ ancient populations, after decades of relentless poaching.

Kenya will plant 20 million trees

Kenya will plant 20 million trees

Deforestation in Kenya – which reached its peak between 1970 and 1990 – represents a serious threat to five highland forests, dubbed “the Water Towers” beacuse of their importance as they’re crossed by the country’s main rivers. Between 2001 and 2014, Kenya lost 8 per cent of its forest cover, an area the size of the US state