Our ancestors probably went out of Africa as early as 130,000 years ago, new research has proved. The researchers have also found these anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements.
The three countries home to mountain gorillas have agreed on new measures to conserve the critically endangered animals. They also made decisions to maximize the economic benefits these great apes bring to local communities.
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Botswana banned hunting for Bushmen, but not for wealthy tourists. Even if the San people, as their official name is, feed their families with it, they are not permitted to hunt anymore. Without it they are at risk of starvation and part of their culture is lost.
Elephants Without Borders will lead the Great Elephant Census, the largest pan-Africa aerial survey that will generate data critical to the species’ survival. Responding to the highest rate of elephant mortality in history, investor and philanthropist Paul G. Allen is advancing a major elephant conservation initiative in Africa to provide new information.