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Ants, plants and unintended consequences

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:25 by Hans

Ants, plants and unintended consequences
Globe and Mail
Called mutualism, it's a good deal for both the trees and the ants. Scientists studying the decline in large animals in Africa wondered what would happen if ...

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Chimpanzees do die from simian AIDS, study finds

Thu, 2009-07-23 09:16 by Hans

Washington Post
Chimpanzees Do Die From Simian AIDS, Study Finds
New York Times
It also suggests that an outbreak of AIDS is contributing to the declining chimpanzee population in Africa, said the leader of the research team, ...
Chimps dying from AIDS-like disease, study saysChicago Tribune
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AIDS And The Virtues of Slow-Cooked ScienceDiscover Magazine
AFP -Voice of America -Environmental News Network (press release)
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Enviro-romanticism is hurting Africa

Sat, 2009-07-18 17:22 by Hans
Margaret Wente
Margaret Wente
Examiner.com
Enviro-romanticism is hurting Africa
Globe and Mail
Their cultural elites equate agricultural science with huge commercial farms, mistreatment of animals, enrichment of evil agribusiness corporations and ...
Brief history of organic farming Examiner.com
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No safe haven for rarest antelope

Sun, 2009-07-05 12:09 by Hans

BBC News
No safe haven for rarest antelope
BBC News
Fewer than 600 wild hirola remain, confined to a small area in Kenya. It is sometimes called a 'living fossil', being the sole survivor of a once diverse ...

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Scientists Use DNA to Trace Illegal Elephant Poaching

Tue, 2009-06-30 06:35 by Hans
A poached elephant An ivory market in central Africa

By Jessica Berman
Washington
30 June 2009

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Scientists are using DNA to trace illegal ivory from slaughtered elephants to its countries of origin in an effort to nab poachers. Researchers are trying to combat the multi-billion dollar criminal enterprise at its source.

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Poachers now target endangered black rhino

Tue, 2009-06-30 06:29 by Hans

By Kipchumba Kemel and Renson Mnyamwesi

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Suspected poachers have killed a Rhino inside Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

The killing took place at Ngama area inside the park on Tuesday.

It is the first time a black rhino, which is listed among endangered species, has been killed inside the protected area.

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) senior warden in charge of Narok Tuqa Jirmo said the death of the rhino whose horns were removed by the poachers was unnatural.

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Witchcraft bedevils talent in East Africa

Fri, 2009-06-26 08:03 by Hans

CORRESPONDENT
MOMBASA

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Magatte Wade: Jeffrey Sachs' Misguided Foreign Aid Efforts

Sat, 2009-06-20 09:12 by Hans

6/19/09 4:38
Magatte Wade with Michael Strong

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Drought Killing Kenya’s Elephant

Mon, 2009-06-15 12:19 by Hans

African Science News
Written by Henry Niondo
Saturday, 13 June 2009

An unusual number of wildlife, including 37 elephants mostly between 2 and 8 years old, have died in Kenya’s Laikipia/Samburu ecosystem due to the prolonged dry season. A few mature ones have also died as a result of the drought.

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Waki and Alston reports (Kenya, extra-judicial killings)

Tue, 2009-06-09 15:51 by Hans
Prof Philip Alston, UN special rapporteur on extra-judicial killings

The Standard also carries both reports.