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To sell or not to sell? - The Economist

Africa research news - Thu, 2016-09-29 14:49

National Geographic

To sell or not to sell?
The Economist
This is the first time for 16 years that Africa has hosted the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), which regulates trade in plants and animals. This one has record attendance: some 3,500 participants are meeting from ...
To save African elephants, scientists say ivory sales must stopNational Geographic

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Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2016-09-29 11:03

Scientific American

Scientists Trace Society's Myths to Primordial Origins
Scientific American
Although the animals and the constellations may differ, the basic structure of the story does not. These sagas all belong to a family of myths known as the Cosmic Hunt that spread far and wide in Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas among people who ...

These men stole an endangered penguin and released him. Officials say he may not survive. - Washington Post

Africa research news - Wed, 2016-09-28 16:18

Washington Post

These men stole an endangered penguin and released him. Officials say he may not survive.
Washington Post
The early-morning penguin-napping was captured by security cameras. On Sept. 22, two men drove up to the wall of the oceanarium at Bayworld, a conservation and research facility for marine animals in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. The men snapped a few ...
An endangered penguin was stolen from a marine park and released into the wildMashable

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African elephants, forensic science and China's gene bank - Nature.com

Africa research news - Wed, 2016-09-28 15:00

Nature.com

African elephants, forensic science and China's gene bank
Nature.com
Gender pay gap Getting more women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) roles might be key to closing the gender pay gap in the United Kingdom, according to a report from accounting firm Deloitte. At today's rate of progress, the ...

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal - BBC News

Africa research news - Wed, 2016-09-28 14:53

BDlive

New safeguards agreed for world's most trafficked mammal
BBC News
"When pangolins are just in their product forms as scales or meat it's impossible to tell the Asian ones from the African ones," said Jeff Flocken from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). "Up to now all Pangolins were on Appendix II with ...
Trade in pangolins banned after Africa argues for their protectionBDlive
The Pangolin Finally Made It Onto The List Of The World's Most Protected AnimalsPopular Science
Wildlife trade summit to decide future of iconic speciesCNN
The Guardian -Vocativ -Christian Science Monitor -CITES
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Foreign farms increase the risk of conflicts in Africa -- ScienceDaily - Science Daily

Africa research news - Wed, 2016-09-28 13:40

Foreign farms increase the risk of conflicts in Africa -- ScienceDaily
Science Daily
For the first time, researchers point to areas in Africa where foreign agricultural companies' choice of crops and management of fresh water are partly ...

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AFRICAN DIASPORA: African traditions, scientific knowledge aid farmers - Compton Herald

Africa research news - Wed, 2016-09-28 01:19

Compton Herald

AFRICAN DIASPORA: African traditions, scientific knowledge aid farmers
Compton Herald
Utilizing computer science expertise, Muthoni Masinde has developed a tool to make predicting drought easier for Africa's small-scale farmers by combining traditional know-how with scientific weather data. Courtesy Sustainable ... The information is ...

UM, South African university officials celebrate 30-year partnership - Columbia Daily Tribune

Africa research news - Tue, 2016-09-27 19:15

Columbia Daily Tribune

UM, South African university officials celebrate 30-year partnership
Columbia Daily Tribune
University of Missouri student protests in the mid-1980s calling attention to South African apartheid led the Board of Curators to establish a partnership with a South African college serving students disadvantaged by their country's segregation laws ...

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Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic basis - Youth Health Magzine

Africa research news - Mon, 2016-09-26 21:48

Youth Health Magzine

Mosquito preference for human versus animal biting has genetic basis
Youth Health Magzine
Bradley Main, a researcher in the Vector Genetics Lab at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, and his colleagues investigated whether there is a genetic basis to host choice and resting behavior in Anopheles arabiensis. That species of mosquito ...

Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years - Science Daily

Africa research news - Mon, 2016-09-26 19:40

Science Daily

Poaching behind worst African elephant losses in 25 years
Science Daily
Africa's overall elephant population has seen the worst declines in 25 years, mainly due to poaching -- according to IUCN's African Elephant Status Report launched at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, taking place in ...
Wildlife meet opens in S Africa aiming to save speciesAsiaOne
The grey parrot and the race against Africa's wildlife extinctionThe Guardian
Elephant ivory trade under scrutiny at upcoming wildlife conferenceCBC.ca
BBC News -TRT World -Africa Science News Service -CITES
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New discovery may benefit farmers worldwide - Science Daily

Africa research news - Mon, 2016-09-26 18:53

Science Daily

New discovery may benefit farmers worldwide
Science Daily
University of Guelph plant scientists have shown for the first time how an ancient crop teams up with a beneficial microbe to protect against a devastating fungal infection, a discovery that may benefit millions of subsistence farmers and livestock in ...
U of G discovery could benefit farmers worldwideGuelphToday

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Hippo Teeth Reveal Africa's Changing Plant Life - The Atlantic

Africa research news - Mon, 2016-09-26 17:11

The Atlantic

Hippo Teeth Reveal Africa's Changing Plant Life
The Atlantic
Smile big, hippos. Your pearly whites are helping scientists monitor the health of Africa's elephants. A recent study revealed that the teeth of decades-old hippo skeletons hold information about Africa's changing plant life and could model the further ...

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Environmentalists fear for the Nairobi Park - Africa Science News Service

Africa research news - Mon, 2016-09-26 13:47

Africa Science News Service

Environmentalists fear for the Nairobi Park
Africa Science News Service
The Nairobi National Park has been under human and commercial encroachment, fuelled by the construction of the already-completed Phase One of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR), Nairobi Green Belt Movement manager Gayling May has said.

Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister - BDlive

Africa research news - Sun, 2016-09-25 19:24

BDlive

Mountain zebra back from the brink, says minister
BDlive
The country has made proposals on mountain zebra and Natal ginger aiming to have them moved from appendix I — which is a list of animals and flora threatened with extinction and cannot be traded at all — to appendix II, which allows controlled ...

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France's Colonial Tax Still Enforced for Africa. “Bleeding Africa and Feeding France” - Center for Research on Globalization

Africa research news - Sun, 2016-09-25 13:43

Center for Research on Globalization

France's Colonial Tax Still Enforced for Africa. “Bleeding Africa and Feeding France”
Center for Research on Globalization
In addition, they destroyed anything that couldn't be taken – destroying schools, nurseries, public administration buildings, cars, books, medicine, research institute instruments, tractors were crushed and sabotaged, animals killed and food in ...

UCD plant scientist named as Hughes Scholar - Davis Enterprise

Africa research news - Sat, 2016-09-24 17:48

Davis Enterprise

UCD plant scientist named as Hughes Scholar
Davis Enterprise
“This is great news and a well-deserved award for one of our star faculty members,” said Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, chair of the department of plant biology in UCD's College of Biological Sciences. “This unique award will empower Siobhan's group to take ...

Wildlife meet opens in S Africa aiming to save species - AsiaOne

Africa research news - Sat, 2016-09-24 13:40

Science Daily

Wildlife meet opens in S Africa aiming to save species
AsiaOne
JOHANNESBURG - Thousands of conservationists and top government officials went into talks in Johannesburg Saturday to thrash out international trade regulations on elephant ivory, rhino horn and hundreds of endangered wild animals and plants. The ...
The most important conservation event you've never heard of is about to startWashington Post
Deep divisions over elephants to dominate key species meetingBBC News
CITES: Namibia loses in its bid on ivory marketAfrica Science News Service
Science Daily -CBC.ca -The Guardian
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South African scientists unveil first test-tube buffalo - TRT World

Africa research news - Sat, 2016-09-24 11:26

TRT World

South African scientists unveil first test-tube buffalo
TRT World
South African scientists have produced the first test-tube buffalo brought into the world by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), 40 years after the first human test-tube baby was born. Its name is Pumelelo and it was born on June 28, but was only unveiled to ...
South African scientists create world's firs ...TVC News
South African scientists unveil test-tube buffalo, plan IVF rhinoTimes LIVE

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Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants - http://www.newsgram.com/

Africa research news - Fri, 2016-09-23 04:34

http://www.newsgram.com/

Water Fund to Slake Cape Town's Thirst by Restoring Native Plants
http://www.newsgram.com/
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, September 23, 2016: Cape Town is planning to launch a new fund by the end of 2017 that will improve its water supply by restoring the native shrubland plants covering the region's watersheds and aquifers. ... in South Africa ...

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Phipps pairs African festival with tropical forest exhibit - Tribune-Review

Africa research news - Thu, 2016-09-22 23:06

Phipps pairs African festival with tropical forest exhibit
Tribune-Review
Families will have an opportunity to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Africa without leaving Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens' Tropical Forest Congo Festival this weekend. The fun will take place ... “This program is ...