Africa's parks bleed large mammals

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Sun, 2010-07-18 18:31 by Hans
Urgent efforts are needed to better protect animals such as wildebeest and secure the future of game parks in Africa, say scientists. (Radhu Sigheti, Reuters)
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DAVID ADAM - Jul 16 2010 13:23

Only Southern Africa's reserves are bucking the trend

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Africa's extensive network of national parks is failing to stem the decline of large mammals, according to a new study that highlights biodiversity loss across the continent.

Populations of large mammals such as zebra, buffalo and lion have declined by an average of 59% since 1970, according to the research, which collated data from parks including popular tourist safari destinations such as the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania. …

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