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Lions in Kenya under threat - video

Thu, 2008-06-26 13:30 by Hans
Poisoned lion shortly before dying

Watch the video - 2:39 min - Warning: contains disturbing scenes.

Wildlife is being poisoned in Kenya with the insecticide Carbofuran, which is banned in Europe and the US, but readily available in Kenya.

This BBC video contains, among other information, a short interview with Richard Leakey.

Watch the video - 2:39 min - Warning: contains disturbing scenes.

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Hyaena research in Masai Mara, Kenya

Fri, 2008-06-06 16:43 by Hans

This year I had the opportunity to visit the hyaena research camp near Fig Tree, Masai Mara. This is an illustrated report of some of the research work I could observe and a brief introduction into the life of the spotted hyaena. My thanks go to Dr. Kay E. Holekamp, the leader of the research project, and to her assistants Danielle and Eli.

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Malaria photo gallery - National Geographic

Thu, 2008-03-20 16:35 by Hans
Female anopheles mosquito

Malaria

The rapidly spreading disease affects more people than ever before. But until recently, the outcry has been muted.

See the National Geographic photo gallery

Hyaena resources

Sat, 2008-01-12 17:30 by admin · Forum/category:
Spotted hyena Hyenas feeding on a buffalo carcass

The hyaena, also spelled hyena, is one of the most interesting large mammalian predators of Africa. One of the four living hyaena species, the spotted hyaena, is a social hunter with a very complex social behavior.

Hyaena species living today:

  • Brown hyaena, Parahyaena brunnea
  • Striped hyaena, Hyaena hyaena
  • Spotted hyaena, Crocuta crocuta
  • Aardwolf, Proteles cristata

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Eco-Damage Threatens Elephants and Ants

Thu, 2008-01-10 22:12 by Jan
If elephants disappear from the east African savanna, ants are likely to go too, a study has shown

Eco-damage threatens elephants and ants
Roger Highfield, London Telegraph
10/01/2008

Biologists have often complained conservation efforts are focused too much on charismatic big animals to the exclusion of vast numbers of insects, plants and other small creatures.

Ants and elephants

If elephants disappear from the east African savanna, ants are likely to go too, a study has shown.

New web site

Sun, 2008-01-06 16:46 by admin · Forum/category:

This site has been established for the benefit of field researchers and conservationists in Africa. It serves two purposes:

  1. To allow you to communicate with the general public, i.e. write popular articles and receive and answer public questions.
  2. Communicate with other researchers and project members.

This site will get public and closed group forums on demand.

The use of this web site is free.