Mammifères d’Afrique – African Mammals – Revue du WEB – Septembre 2023

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

Préservation / Conservation:

Innovative monitoring system deters poachers, but Cameroon’s Boumba Bek National Park still exposed to human pressure.
Inside the Effort to Prevent Conflict Between Humans and Elephants in Africa.
African Parks purchases John Hume rhino farm, pledges to rewild 2,000 captive-bred rhinos.
The science behind keeping the rhinos of Greater Kruger safe.
Jihadist groups threaten the conservation of a key west African world heritage site.
Farmed rhinos will soon ‘rewild’ the African savannah.
NIGÉRIA : s’inspirer du modèle rwandais pour protection du gorille de Cross River.

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

DRC stockpiles fuel illegal trade.
Gabon Takes Down International Ivory Trafficking Network.
L’élevage Platinum Rhino racheté in extrémis, mais sera fermé.
Trophy hunters say they economically benefit local communities. Audit tells another story.
« Des clubs de chasse peuvent s’en servir comme récompense pour des concours » : la douane alerte sur le trafic de crânes de singes.
Le commerce de viande de brousse d’Afrique vers la Belgique représente un risque pour la santé et pour la conservation.
Brutal killing of African elephant highlights need to end trophy hunting.
A systematic survey of the online trade in elephant ivory in Singapore before and after a domestic trade ban.


Evidence for adolescent length growth spurts in bonobos and other primates highlights the importance of scaling laws.
Human elbows and shoulders evolved as ‘brakes’ for climbing ape ancestors.
Responsible Primate-Watching for Tourists.
Chimpanzees show the capacity to communicate about concomitant daily life events.
Understanding animal behaviour patterns for long-term solutions to human-wildlife conflict.

Herbivores / Herbivorous:

How to grow rhinos in a lab: The science that could save an endangered species.
Kaza’s elephant survey.
Dehorning impacts white rhinoceros behaviour less than social events: evidence from Botswana.
African Elephants May Use Names For Each Other, A First Outside Of Humans.
Giraffes range across diverse African habitats − we’re using GPS, satellites and statistics to track and protect them.
Another rare spotless giraffe found—the first ever seen in the wild.
Horns in the Natural History Museum’s collection confirmed to be from extinct bluebuck antelope.
How did elephants evolve such a large brain? Climate change is part of the answer.
Les éléphants du bassin du Congo boostent le stockage du carbone, mais ont besoin de sel pour survivre.
African Parks to rewild 2,000 rhinos from controversial breeding program.
AFRIQUE DU SUD : Kavango-Zambèze, une zone de stabilité pour les éléphants.
Botswana’s zebra migrations.
ZIMBABWE : des milliers d’éléphants contraints à la migration par la sécheresse.
La population de rhinocéros blancs augmente, la sous-espèce reste menacée.
Water shortage drives elephant migration from Zimbabwe.
Elephants on the march across African borders as fatalities are on the rise.
Heat stress, water scarcity threatening Zimbabwe elephants.
The Puku Antelope.

Carnivores / Carnivorous:

Shrinking lion numbers in Africa: 40% geographic populations have 50 or fewer big cats.
Exploring factors influencing the home range size of African Leopards.
Why growing grass helps save lions, and vice versa.
No more cheetahs from Namibia, next batch of wild cats only from South Africa.

Autres nouvelles / Others news:

Nouvelles des aires protégées d’Afrique septembre 2023.
News from african protected areas september 2023.
Should Namibia and Botswana bring down their veterinary fences ?
Nyerere national park, Selous rebranded.
Climate impact in Zimbabwe: Elephants, other wildlife begin early mass migration to escape drought conditions.