Tagged sub-saharan africa

FALLING FOR TROPHY FETISH

— giraffes have suffered from loss of habitat, disease and illegal hunting for bushmeat. but the petitioners argue that the species is facing added pressure from “trophy” hunters who travel to africa to shoot their big-game quarry. these hunters overwhelmingly come from the us. read article :  giraffes should be listed as endangered species as population drops by 40% more : giraffes must be listed as endangered, conservationists formally tell US

INVISIBLE AFRICAN AMPHIBIANS

— “the researchers examined data on 733 african amphibians in sub-saharan africa. the found that a total of 400 of the species have too few records to be used in species distribution modeling at continental scales. this included 92 percent of those listed as vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered on the iucn red list” read article: african amphibians invisible under climate-change