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We must protect remaining lions, says Stuart Winter - Express.co.uk

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Express.co.uk

We must protect remaining lions, says Stuart Winter
Express.co.uk
Our love and respect for Panthera leo, to use the African lion's scientific name, is patent from the mass outpouring of anger at the callous and totally nonsensical slaying of a lion called Cecil. His beheading and flaying for the ... We may have ...

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Why Obama doesn't understand the lust for power of our African leaders - The Guardian

Africa research news - Sat, 2015-08-01 23:05

The Guardian

Why Obama doesn't understand the lust for power of our African leaders
The Guardian
For one thing, this errant African son does not know what it is like to fight for the loot that is your country. Museveni, who took power after waging a five-year guerrilla war, has compared the demands that he leave office to a hunter killing his ...

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The American disease that's wreaking havoc on South Africa's honeybee population - Quartz

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 18:28

The American disease that's wreaking havoc on South Africa's honeybee population
Quartz
Until recently, sub-Saharan Africa was thought to be free from the American foulbrood disease, which afflicts its honeybee population. This was believed to be due to the African honeybees' biology, and possibly that American foulbrood strains in Africa ...

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Lion King: Berkeley Carnivore Research Works to Halt the Decline of African ... - CALIFORNIA

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 17:50

CALIFORNIA

Lion King: Berkeley Carnivore Research Works to Halt the Decline of African ...
CALIFORNIA
In Africa, it's best to remain flexible.” Frank, a carnivore biologist of world renown and a researcher affiliated with Berkeley's Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, has spent more than 35 years in Eastern Africa studying Africa's large predators ...

WSU scientist searches for seeds of success - Capital Press

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 16:54

Capital Press

WSU scientist searches for seeds of success
Capital Press
A scientist who investigates diseases that afflict vegetables in northwest Washington grew up in a large city in South Africa uninterested in plants. ... “It was that combination of people and science that got me interested.” ... Lindsey is one of ...

Why Africa's Vultures Are "Collapsing Toward Extinction" - National Geographic

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 12:26

National Geographic

Why Africa's Vultures Are "Collapsing Toward Extinction"
National Geographic
Across Africa, vultures are electrocuted by power lines or crushed by wind turbines. Their brains are ground to snuff by witch doctors who believe the substance has magical powers. They die after eating pesticide-laced carcasses intended for lions and ...

Rocky Barker: Hunter's stupid act in Africa masks benefits of trophies - The Idaho Statesman

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 05:49

The Idaho Statesman

Rocky Barker: Hunter's stupid act in Africa masks benefits of trophies
The Idaho Statesman
The lottery held by the Bighorn Sheep Foundation and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game on Wednesday raised $62,000 for wildlife research. An Alabama ... Development and the crowding of people into the animals' shrinking habitat is the real threat.

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Deserted Liberian Chimps Eclipsed by Zimbabwean Lion > Monro - Front Page Africa

Africa research news - Fri, 2015-07-31 01:51

Deserted Liberian Chimps Eclipsed by Zimbabwean Lion > Monro
Front Page Africa
Monrovia - For decades, the rights of animals has been violated in Africa by research groups and tourists. In sub-Saharan Africa, endangered species are killed for leisure or used as organs donor. In Liberia, chimpanzees were used for research purposes ...

Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People - National Geographic

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 20:54

AlterNet

Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With People
National Geographic
"Cecil was the ultimate lion," says Brent Stapelkamp, a field researcher with Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), who knew Cecil perhaps better than anyone else."He was everything that a lion represents to us as humans," ...
6 Rich White People Who Get Off on Killing African WildlifeAlterNet
Cecil the Lion's Research Team Looks for Hope in Death of Beloved PredatorNewsweek
American Hunter Killed Cecil, Beloved Lion That Was Lured Out of Its SanctuaryNew York Times
ABC News -Yahoo News -CNBC
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Genetic Data Argues for Reclassification of Africa's Golden Jackal - GenomeWeb

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 17:32

National Geographic

Genetic Data Argues for Reclassification of Africa's Golden Jackal
GenomeWeb
As they reported online today in Current Biology, researchers from the US, Russia, and elsewhere analyzed genomic, mitochondrial, and microsatellite sequence data for golden jackals from Africa and Eurasia. By comparing these sequences to one another ...
Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 YearsNational Geographic
Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain sightThe Guardian
East Africa's 'golden jackals' are actually 'golden wolves'UPI.com
Bioscience Technology -EurekAlert (press release) -Science News
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Cecil the lion: Does killing lions help save them? - CNBC

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 17:16

CNBC

Cecil the lion: Does killing lions help save them?
CNBC
A male African lion was shot by an American hunter near the border of a national park in Zimbabwe where the lion lived with several lionesses and cubs, and the death has reignited a debate about whether the hunting of big game animals—particularly ...

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Cecil the Lion: Do Paid Hunting Permits Help Save Wildlife? - Live Science

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:55

Live Science

Cecil the Lion: Do Paid Hunting Permits Help Save Wildlife?
Live Science
An American dentist who shot a famous 13-year-old lion, named Cecil, in Zimbabwe spent about $54,000 in permits to kill the top carnivore, according to news sources. Money from sports-hunting permits can fund protected parks that shelter wildlife and ...
Lion Murderer Walt Palmer Has Done More For Conservation Than You HaveGizmodo UK

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Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years - National Geographic

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 16:16

National Geographic

Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years
National Geographic
Though golden jackals look mostly the same—the Eurasian animals are slightly smaller than the African ones, with a narrower skull and slightly weaker teeth—in-depth analysis of their DNA revealed two species that have evolved separately for millennia ...
Genetic Data Argues for Reclassification of Africa's Golden JackalGenomeWeb
Africa's Golden 'Jackals' Not Jackals At All, Scientists SayHuffington Post
African golden wolf: Scientists discover first new wolf species in 150 yearsSyracuse.com
The Guardian -Treehugger
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Seven reasons to love lions - BBC News

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 11:16

BBC News

Seven reasons to love lions
BBC News
In 2010, Dr Gustav Peters and Dr Marcell Peters at the Alexander Koenig Zoological Research Museum in Bonn, Germany analysed the average frequencies of long-distance calls made by 27 different species of cat. ... To help resolve the enigma, in 2006 ...

US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist in investigation in African lion hunt - Fox News

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 07:07

Fox News

US wildlife agencies reportedly will assist in investigation in African lion hunt
Fox News
Palmer, who lives in the Minneapolis suburb of Eden Prairie and practices in nearby Bloomington, said late Tuesday he regretted the animal's death, but thought he was acting legally. Palmer's membership to Safari Club International, a global ...
Why Big Game Hunters Believe They're the Real ConservationistsTIME
Cecil the Lion's Research Team Looks for Hope in Death of Beloved PredatorNewsweek
Does trophy-hunting lions help save them?CNBC
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6 Rich White People Who Get Off on Killing African Wildlife - AlterNet

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 00:35

AlterNet

6 Rich White People Who Get Off on Killing African Wildlife
AlterNet
“The threat of extinction is very real for African lions,” said Philip Muruthi, senior director of conservation science at the African Wildlife Foundation. Lions are extinct in North Africa, severely depleted across West and Central .... Last year, Dr ...
Why Cecil the Lion Was So Popular With PeopleNational Geographic
Beyond Cecil the Lion: Trophy-Hunting Industry in Africa ExplainedABC News
US officials make contact with rep for Cecil the lion's killer amid ...Washington Post
Vancouver Sun -Live Science -Newsweek
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Lion Hunters, Beware: You Could Be the Next Walter Palmer - Slate Magazine

Africa research news - Thu, 2015-07-30 00:11

Slate Magazine

Lion Hunters, Beware: You Could Be the Next Walter Palmer
Slate Magazine
Cecil was one of Africa's most famous lions and a study subject for an Oxford University research project meant to examine hunting's impact in Hwange National Park. As of now, the research has found that 34 of 62 tagged lions died during the study period.

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Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet - National Geographic

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-29 22:00

National Geographic

Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet
National Geographic
Rhinoceros populations in both Asia and Africa have suffered for decades due to poaching, which is spurred mainly by demand for their horns as a key ingredient in many traditional Asian medicines, according to the nonprofit group WWF. ... relatives ...

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Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet - National Geographic

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-29 21:58

National Geographic

Rare White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only Four Left on the Planet
National Geographic
Rhinoceros populations in both Asia and Africa have suffered for decades due to poaching, which is spurred mainly by demand for their horns as a key ingredient in many traditional Asian medicines, according to the nonprofit group WWF. ... relatives ...
Only Four Northern White Rhinos Left on Earth After One DiesNBCNews.com
Northern White Rhino Dies. Only 4 Left on EarthDiscovery News
Northern White Rhino Dies, Leaving Only 4 Left on EarthLive Science
Imperial Valley News
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Why Big Game Hunters Believe They're the Real Conservationists - TIME

Africa research news - Wed, 2015-07-29 18:37

TIME

Why Big Game Hunters Believe They're the Real Conservationists
TIME
Animal lovers around the world have united in outrage against Minnesota-area dentist Walter James Palmer, 55, after news broke that he stands accused of killing Cecil the lion, a popular attraction in one of Zimbabwe's national parks. The government in ...