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Tanzania Wildlife Threatened By Humans
2013-12-11 12:53:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As the population in Tanzania continues to grow, so do conflicts between humans and wildlife, making education an ideal tool to use for an intervention. Tanzania has one of the fastest growing populations in the world and researchers wanted to see how this boom would impact human-wildlife interactions in the country. Buffer zones are already set up in Serengeti and Tanzania’s other national parks, meaning human activity is only allowed...

Young Bonobos Regulate Emotions Similar To Human Children
2013-10-15 08:13:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Striking similarities between the emotional development of bonobos and that of human children have been discovered by researchers studying young primates in an African sanctuary. The discovery, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), suggests that these great apes regulate their emotions in a human-like way. These findings are important to the study of human evolutionary history because it reveals that...

2013-07-25 23:21:24

Denver Zoo joins more than 200 other wildlife conservationists representing more than 40 zoos and wildlife programs in 36 countries to call on governments around the world to increase resources needed to combat the alarming rise in the illegal wildlife trade. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Denver Zoo joins more than 200 other wildlife conservationists representing more than 40 zoos and wildlife programs in 36 countries to call on governments around the world to increase resources needed...

Researchers Create 15-Million-Year Model Of Great Ape History
2013-07-04 06:38:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using the study of genetic variation in a large panel of humans, chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans, researchers from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and Washington University in Seattle have created a model of great ape history over the past 15 million years. This is the most comprehensive catalog of great ape genetic diversity. The catalog elucidates the evolution and population histories of great apes from...

Southern African Species Pushed To The Brink From Illegal Hunting
2012-10-26 13:39:02

Wildlife Conservation Society A recent report says illegal hunting of wildlife in South African Development Community (SADC) states can lead to the eradication of many species across extensive areas and even complete ecological collapse. Africa's iconic large carnivores, such as cheetah, lion, leopard, and wild dog, are particularly vulnerable to this practice, either because they are caught in the bycatch from unselective methods such as snaring, or due to loss of prey. The report...

2012-10-24 23:38:39

Animals like antelope, frogs and rodents may be tricky to catch, but they provide protein in places where traditional livestock are scarce. According to the authors of a new paper in Animal Frontiers, meat from wild animals is increasingly important in central Africa. “The elephant or hippopotamus may provide food for an entire community, smaller antelope may feed a family, while a rat or lizard may quell the hunger of an individual. Alternatively, these species are often sold on the...

Illegal Hunting And Bushmeat Trading Driving Down Animal Populations In Africa
2012-10-13 09:06:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Illegal hunting and bushmeat trade are having a greater impact on wildlife populations in the Southern and Eastern savannas of Africa than was previously thought. TRAFFIC's new report entitled "Illegal Hunting and the Bush-Meat Trade in Savanna Africa: Drivers, Impacts and Solutions to Address the Problem" provides the first comprehensive overview of the threat posed by illegal hunting and the bushmeat trade in African savannas...

Lack Of Bushmeat Could Increase Child's Risk Of Anemia
2011-11-23 05:48:20

According to a new study, taking bushmeat out of a child's diet could increase their chances of anemia. The study found that the loss of access to wildlife as a source of food would lead to a 29 percent jump in the number of children suffering from anemia. The researchers said that among children in the poorest households, there would be a three-fold increase in the incidence of anemia.  Anemia in children can impair growth and cognitive development. "When thinking of creating...

2011-03-15 15:20:01

Long-term planning for chimpanzee rescue and care Every year throughout Africa, primate rescue centers are flooded with chimpanzee orphans, primarily victims of the bushmeat trade. When adults are killed for meat the surviving infants are often offered for sale as pets, and those that get confiscated by law enforcement are taken to sanctuaries for care. A new study, published in the International Journal of Primatology, examines 11 Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) member facilities,...


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Royal Antelope, Neotragus pygmaeus
2012-09-24 15:53:04

The royal antelope (Neotragus pygmaeus) is a species of antelope that can be found in West Africa. Its native range includes Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Côte d'Ivoire. It prefers a habitat in moist forests in lowland areas, as well as other areas with dense vegetation. It can be found in more disturbed forests than primary forests and farming areas, although the threat of hunting does occur in these areas. The royal antelope is smallest species of antelope, reaching an...

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2011-02-23 20:58:48

Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), also known as African Green Monkey virus, is a retrovirus able to infect at least 33 species of African primates. SIV has been present in monkeys and apes for at least 32,000 years, probably longer. Strains from two of these primate species have crossed the barriers into humans resulting in HIV-2 and HIV-1. Contraction involves contact with the blood of chimps that are often hunted for bushmeat in Africa. SIV infections appear in many cases to be...

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2007-01-02 11:10:29

The bonobo (Pan paniscus), until recently is usually called the pygmy chimpanzee and less often the dwarf or gracile chimpanzee. It is one of the two species of chimpanzees. Physical characteristics Its head is smaller than that of the Common Chimpanzee but has a higher forehead. It has a black face with pink lips, small ears, wide nostrils, and long hair on its head. Females have slightly prominent breasts in contrast to the flat breasts of other female apes, though not as prominent...

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