Mammifères d’Afrique – Revue du WEB – Décembre 2023

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

Préservation / Conservation:

Tracking the Lion Poachers.

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

Storm brewing over hunt of iconic collared desert lion in Namibia.
Is elephant poaching on the rise in Botswana?
Using genomics to map illegal pangolin poaching from Africa to Asia.
Assessing the impact of the wildlife trade in West Africa (Benin): Functional diversity matters too.


All the hominins made tools.
Group-specific expressions of co-feeding tolerance in bonobos and chimpanzees preclude dichotomous species generalizations.
Social dynamics of vervet monkeys are dependent upon group identity.
Traditions sociales, elles existent aussi chez les singes vervets.
To what extent are call combinations in chimpanzees comparable to syntax in humans?

Herbivores / Herbivorous:

Sold: 2,000 captive southern white rhino destined for freedom across Africa.
Meet the mountain bongo.
Scientists may have finally figured out haw elephants got their incredible trunks.
Pablo Escobar’s “Cocaine” Hippos are Being Sterilized.
Linking crop availability, forest elephant visitation and perceptions of human–elephant interactions in villages bordering Ivindo National Park, Gabon.
Dozens of Zimbabwe elephants die as climate change dries up Hwange park.
Back from the brink of extinction.
Southern White Rhinos to ReWilded after Purchase from Private Operation.
Allometry, asymmetry and sexual dimorphism in blue wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus).
ZIMBABWE: la sécheresse tue plus 100 éléphants en trois mois.

Carnivores / Carnivorous:

Friendly hyenas are more likely to form mobs.
Review of the global research on Hyaenidae and implications for conservation and management.
Hyena « Buddies » gang up to fight lions.
‘Devastating loss to conservation’ as six endangered African wild dogs poisoned in the Waterberg.
Cheetahs in Tanzania’s Selous–Nyerere ecosystem: lack of evidence for current persistence, and reflections on historical status.
Some female meerkats have a brutal, bloodthirsty streak, and now we may know why.

Autres mammifères / Others mammals:

Endangered blind sand mole rediscovered in South Africa after 87 years.