11 primates from Africa endangered

The world’s 25 most endangered primates have been revealed in a new report released at the UN’s Convention on Biological Diversity. Mankind’s closest living relatives – the world’s apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates – are on the brink of extinction and in need of urgent conservation measures.

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CSI for wildlife in Kenya one step closer

Kenya wants to start a forensics and molecular biology laboratory, to enhance studies in population genetics and reduce poaching activities by providing credible prosecutorial evidence in court. The plans for the ‘wildlife CSI’ have now received a major boost, following the promise of a renowed American Institute to provide for the money for equipment.

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13-year old invents tool for lion conservation

WildlifeDirect, with funding from the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative, is looking for ways to reduce the mortality of lions due to human wildlife conflict. The organisation found something surprising: a 13-year old Kenyan boy has made an invention that keeps not only lifestock but also lions safe.

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Chances by cooperation for tourism East Africa

Endowed with enduring natural diversity, great climate, rich cultures and receptive people, East Africa is one of Africa’s leading tourism destinations. However, players in the tourism sector argue that the region would perhaps be performing much better if instituted strategies are respected, for instance, marketing the region’s tourism sector as a single tourism destination.

Kenya tourism, an unpolished diamond

Kenya’s beauty is not matched by its position in the world of tourism. This should really be one of the top tourist destinations in the World. Instead, Kenya is losing ground to many of its peers.

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Top 10 beach destinations in Africa

Travel website TripAdvisor announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® Beach Destinations awards. On the African part of the list, sandy seasides in Kenya and Tanzania are among the best rated. In South Africa Cape Town Central is the place to be.

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War on elephant poachers

murdered elephant in CameroonThree African countries – Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya – are taking up arms against elephant poachers, who have killed hundreds of the gentle grey giants within the past few weeks.

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