Although challenged by poverty and instability in many parts of the continent, Africa prioritises and makes more of an effort for large mammal conservation than any other region in the world
Excess sedimentation, fishing pressure and climate change are the main culprits to blame for Tanganyika’s troubles – but it is also being eyed by oil and gas explorers
Madagascar leads Africa in reptile biodiversity at 383 reptile species in the country. Second is South Africa with 364 species, and Tanzania is third at 335. DR Congo and Kenya round out the top five.