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

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

Préservation / Conservation:

Addressing land use conflicts between communities, their livestock and wildlife in Botswana.
CONGO : le parc de Conkouati-Douli bénéficie d’une extension marine de 2 900 km2.
Net win – saving Africa’s trees from elephants.
Deforestation continues in Kenya’s largest water capturing forest, satellites show.
La Côte d’Ivoire en quête de l’expertise sud-africaine pour préserver sa biodiversité.
AFRIQUE DU SUD : le Cap va créer six réserves naturelles et en rénover neuf autres.
Lion protection fee paid by tourists could help stop trophy hunting – South African study.

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

Snare free initiative proves its worth.
Wildlife crimes in Cameroon: Prosecution needs to be bolstered as poaching remains a menace despite measures.
Threats and Solutions: Understanding Demand for Wild Cat Parts.
Canada enacts historic ban on elephant ivory and rhino horn trade.
Stricter Rules for Elephant Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Trade in Canada.
Vietnam jails ivory, rhino horn trafficker for 12 years.
Locking horns with crooks: Wildlife crime on the rise in Southern Africa, driven by poaching in SA.
Deux tonnes d’ivoire vont être détruites à Reims.
France – Two NGOs burn two tonnes of ivory in Reims to stem its trade.
Éléphant africain: 1,8 tonne d’ivoire détruite en France, pour limiter le braconnage.


Chimpanzees make tactical use of high elevation in territorial contexts.
Chimpanzees use high ground to scope out rival groups.
While Some Chimps Go Low, Others Go High to Avoid a Dangerous Fight.
Chimps use military tactic only ever seen in humans before.
Les combinaisons de cris des chimpanzés portent plusieurs sens.
Cooperation across social borders in bonobos.
Auditory thresholds compatible with optimal speech reception likely evolved before the human-chimpanzee split.
‘Fishing’ chimpanzees found to enjoy termites as a seasonal treat.
Love thy neighbor: Cooperation extends beyond one’s own group in wild bonobos.

Herbivores / Herbivorous:

Giraffes could go extinct – The 5 biggest threats they face.
Ecology and Management of the African Buffalo.
Forest elephants are the ‘glue’ holding Congo rainforests together.
Deadly bacteria may be the culprit behind mysterious elephant die-off.
Population monitoring of a Critically Endangered antelope, the mountain bongo, using camera traps and a novel identification scheme.
Elephants give each other names — the 1st non-human animals to do so, study claims.
Pablo Escobar’s Cocaine Hippos are Facing Slaughter.

Carnivores / Carnivorous:

Cheetahs become more nocturnal on hot days. Climate change may trigger fights among predators.
The fragile kingdoms of the African lion.
Large carnivore distribution, conflicts and threats in the east of the Somali region, Ethiopia.
Tanzania starts census for leopards, cheetahs.
Increased threat of conflict enhances mongoose pup survival: Study challenges long-held belief on reproductive success.

Autres mammifères / Others mammals:

Wild pigs of Africa.
Unveiling the mysteries of the riverine rabbit.

Autres nouvelles / Others news:

Major rainforest nations agree to work together to save biodiversity.
Des militants Ougandais et Congolais à Paris contre le projet EACOP.
Deforestation continues in Kenya’s largest water capturing forest, satellites show.
No evidence for widespread transmission of viruses by African bats.