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Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs

Candice Gaukel Andrews August 4, 2020 0

Imagine that you are lactose intolerant, and then you discover that all of the grocery stores in your vicinity sell only dairy products. That’s how a Duke University, North Carolina, ecologist describes the predicament

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Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Kenya’s Cattle Ranchers Conserve Wild Hartebeests—and Lion Predators

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 28, 2020 0

Hartebeests—the narrow-faced, savanna-adapted and unusual-looking African antelope that are native to more than 25 African countries—are on a downhill population slide. The African Wildlife Foundation estimates that there are about 360,000 of them left

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To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

To Prevent the Next Pandemic, Protect Nature

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 28, 2020 0

Spreading around the world at the speed of light, COVID-19 has now infected more than 2.5 million people and killed almost 177,000. Although the virus’s origins are still a little murky, it’s highly likely

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Go on an African Safari—Live from Your Living Room!

Go on an African Safari—Live from Your Living Room!

Natural Habitat Adventures April 5, 2020 0

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to experience the exhilaration of a wildlife drive on an African safari, now is your chance! Wildlife education organization WildEarth is streaming live safaris from South Africa

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Video: Elephants and Lions Align Against Rhinos

Video: Elephants and Lions Align Against Rhinos

Candice Gaukel Andrews March 24, 2020 0

The term Africa’s Big Five means something quite different today than it did when it was coined in the late 1800s during the continent’s colonial period. Then, it referenced the animals—Cape buffalo (or African buffalo),

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Wildlife Photo of the Week: Tira – The Polka Dotted Zebra

Wildlife Photo of the Week: Tira – The Polka Dotted Zebra

Steve Selden February 14, 2020 0

Every Friday, we choose our favorite photo of the week from our Wildlife Photo of the Day website. This week we chose a rare polka-dotted zebra in Africa! Photographer Ratish Nair captured this moment

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The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 11, 2020 0

More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The nation stretches across 226,917 square miles (approximately the size of France or Texas) off

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Cooking Stoves: Curbing Disease and Cutting Climate Change

Cooking Stoves: Curbing Disease and Cutting Climate Change

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 4, 2020 0

Around the world, nearly 3 billion people cook their meals using open fires or simple stoves fueled by biomass (animal dung, crop waste or wood), coal or kerosene, according to the World Health Organization.

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