Mammifères d’Afrique – Revue du WEB – Juillet 2020

Liens vers l’actualité WEB de la faune africaine – Links to WEB African Wildlife News.

Préservation / Conservation:

20 roan antelope die of dehydration in fenced Kruger camp – ranger dismissed.
Kruger roan antelope deaths by neglect – more of the same, says informant.
Au Sénégal, les oryx de la discorde.
KENYA: KWS implants contraceptives in lionesses to protect rhinos.
KENYA : KWS implante des contraceptifs chez des lionnes pour protéger les rhinocéros.
AFRIQUE : Berlin va allouer 15 M$ à la protection de la biodiversité.
Plus de 70 photographes collectent des fonds pour la faune sauvage.
For tool-wielding chimps of Ebo Forest, logging plan is a ‘death sentence’.

Braconnage / Poaching – Trafic / Traffic – Commerce / Trade – Chasse / Hunting:

Lion cubs to bones – we interview Lord Ashcroft about ‘UNFAIR GAME’.
Podcast: Five years after the death of Cecil the Lion, trophy hunting debate rages on.
Horrific scale of SA’s live wildlife trade to China exposed.
Une quarantaine de gazelles dorcas, une espèce en voie de disparition, tuées par des braconniers au Niger.
Niger : des braconniers arrêtés pour avoir abattu des gazelles dorcas.
Au Niger, « le pire massacre » de gazelles dorcas, une espèce rare.
WWF ends support for trophy hunting of animals after exposé.
Nine members of one of Southern Africa’s most prolific wildlife trafficking gangs were today (20 July) sentenced by a Malawi court to a total of 56.5 years’ prison time.
The EAGLE Network 1st Semester 2020 Report.
8 Cheetah cubs rescued in Somaliland – destined for illegal pet trade.
South Africa: Rhino Poaching Declines Significantly.


Influence of food availability, plant productivity, and indigenous forest use on ranging behavior of the endangered samango monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis schwarzi ), in the Soutpansberg Mountains, South Africa.
Treetop cameras capture first known video of a wild roloway monkey.
First-Ever Images of World’s Rarest Gorilla with Groups of Babies.
NIGERIA : première photographie du gorille le plus rare au monde.
Conservationists Mobilize to Help Endangered Lemurs in Madagascar Through the Pandemic and Beyond.
Almost a third of lemurs and North Atlantic Right Whale now Critically Endangered – IUCN Red List.
Selecting between iron‑rich and clay‑rich soils: a geophagy field experiment with black‑and‑white colobus monkeys in the Budongo Forest Reserve, Uganda.
Gorillas develop the most complex relationships in teams of 12 to 20 – rather than larger groups.
Endangered and endemic: Madagascar’s lemurs susceptible to coronavirus infection.
Madagascar: New Lemur Discovered in Madagascar, but Already a Threatened Species.

Herbivores / Herbivorous:

Mort massive et mystérieuse des éléphants du Botswana : les hypothèses.
Statement of the IUCN SSC African Elephant Specialist Group on elephant deaths in Botswana.
What’s killing Botswana’s elephants? Here are the top theories.
Botswana mulls new natural conservation plan following mysterious elephant deaths.
Calves born into Abu Dhabi addax herd in Chad.

Carnivores / Carnivorous:

The African leopard.
Si les humains vivaient comme des suricates
Cheetah Documented for First Time in Transboundary Movement Between Zambia’s Liuwa Plain and Angola.
Cheetah brothers go on international walkabout.
Human impact results in leopard inbreeding.
Zimbabwe ‘Painted Dog’ Populations Plummet in Mana Pools National Park.
Research findings on the accuracy of spoor surveys as a method of calculating carnivore populations.

Autres mammifères / Others mammals:

Increased Diurnal Activity Is Indicative of Energy Deficit in a Nocturnal Mammal, the Aardvark.
Pangolins Return To a Region Where They Were Once Extinct.