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Virunga park director shot in ambush

The Belgian director of Africa’s oldest national park – Virunga National Park, in the Democratic Republic of Congo – has been shot and wounded in an ambush.

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Invention makes peace with the lions

In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.

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The cutest charging elephant calf!

This video shows a young elephant calf charging a vehicle and then very quickly realising that this might not be such a good idea after all.

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Pictures of the Month – March 2014

Here are the top five pictures for our Picture of the Month March 2014 competition as voted by our Facebook and Google+ fans.

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Possible 3000-year-old skeleton found in Melkbos

Archaeologists in Cape Town are on high alert following the discovery of human remains on a building site in the coastal suburb of Melkbosstrand.

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Rhino horn trade conference “tells it like it is”

The controversial OSCAP conference, entitled ‘Risk Assessment of Rhino Horn Trade’ ended yesterday on a positive note. The participants agreed to work together to ensure that all South Africans were made aware of the risks associated with legalising rhino horn trade.

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Panda lemur making a comeback

One of the world’s biggest populations of greater bamboo lemurs, sometimes known as the panda lemur, has doubled in just three years, giving conservationists new hope that the species can be kept from extinction.

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‘Living wall’ fences save lions in Tanzania

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.

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Ban on ivory imports into the USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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Biggest elephant in Southern Africa dies

It is with deep sadness and regret that Tembe Elephant Park has announced the death of Isilo the elephant. Isilo was the king of the elephants and wildlife in the Tembe Transfrontier Park on the South Africa/Mozambique Border and was known as the biggest “tusker” in Southern Africa.

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