Mammifères d’Afrique – Revue du WEB – Septembre 2020

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

Préservation / Conservation:

La plupart des carnivores nés en captivité meurent si on les relâche.
Les parcs naturels africains au cœur d’un « colonialisme vert », selon un historien.
Angola mammals avoid humans after 30-year civil war.
Charting New Territory for Lions in Gabon.

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

More than 25 apes trafficked from Congo recovered in Zimbabwe.
Bushmeat trade changes hint at erosion of cultural taboos in West Africa.
Pangolin scale seizures at all-time high in 2019, showing illegal trade still booming.
Trophy hunting quotas for South Africa in 2020: leopards, elephants and lion bone exports.
Le Vietnam durcit la lutte contre le trafic de pangolins.


Differing diets of bonobo groups offer insights into how culture is created.
Uganda’s gorillas thrive as tourism takes a COVID hit.
Book: Chimpanzee Culture Wars.
Differential ageing trajectories in motivation, inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility in Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus).
Social bonds, social status and survival in wild baboons: a tale of two sexes.
Postweaning maternal care increases male chimpanzee reproductive success.
Au Kenya, les babouins mâles qui ont des amies proches ont une meilleure espérance de vie.
Les chimpanzés au service de la forêt tropicale africaine.

Herbivores / Herbivorous:

Secrets of male elephant society revealed in the wild.
Importance of old bulls: leaders and followers in collective movements of all-male groups in African savannah elephants (Loxodonta africana).
Old males vital to elephant societies.
The importance of adult male elephants.
Les vieux éléphants mâles (aussi) ont un rôle essentiel au sein de leur troupeau.
Giraffe haven in Niger faces uncertain future after attack.
Rare Sighting Of Forest Elephants From Guinea Brings Renewed Hope For Elephant Conservation In Liberia.
Why are elephants dying in Zimbabwe and Botswana?
Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off.
Cyanobacteria to blame for elephant deaths – Botswana officials.
Botswana Authorities Identify Cause Of Mysterious Elephant Deaths.
Toxic Algae Caused Mysterious Widespread Deaths of 330 Elephants in Botswana.
350 elephants killed by ‘a combination of neurotoxins’ in water, Botswana government says.
Botswana : le mystère de la mort de plus de 300 éléphants résolu.
Mortalité en masse des éléphants au Botswana : une bactérie en cause.
How do giraffes and elephants alter the African savanna landscape ?
AFRIQUE DU SUD : une nouvelle initiative pour renforcer la protection des rhinocéros.
UK and Gabonese experts lead research into impact of climate change on rainforest elephants.
Kenya : la population d’éléphants a-t-elle vraiment doublé ?

Carnivores / Carnivorous:

Why we don’t really know how many lions live in Africa.
Wild dogs facing increased persecution in Eastern Namibia.
MOZAMBIQUE : la population de lions rebondit dans le parc national de Gorongosa.
MOZAMBIQUE: Lion population rebounds in Gorongosa National Park.
Banded mongooses.
Le lycaon aurait une endurance remarquable grâce à un nombre réduit d’orteils.
Spots of hope: Some good news for South Africa’s cheetahs.

Autres mammifères / Others mammals:

AFROTHERIAN CONSERVATION: Newsletter of the IUCN/SSC Afrotheria Specialist Group.

Autres nouvelles / Others news:

Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts.
Coal mining in Hwange National Park.
Zimbabwe bans coal mining in Hwange and other game parks.
Under pressure, Zimbabwe cancels mining concessions in national parks.
ZIMBABWE : l’État interdit les activités minières dans les parcs et les rivières.
Rare wildlife caught on camera in a remote Liberian rainforest.
Ugandan lawmakers reject plan for Murchison Falls hydropower dam.
OUGANDA : un nouveau rapport pointe les risques écologiques du projet pétrolier de Total.
Elephants & cattle – restoring soil nutrient levels.