A leopard, one of Africa's 'Big Five': Surprisingly little attention has been paid to how the world shares the burden of conserving these charismatic species. (Photo/ Flickr/ Mathias)

Think Africans Don’t Love Wildlife? You’d Be Wrong – Poorer Countries Do More To Conserve Large Mammals

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


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Sunset dinner on Lake Tanganyika. (Photo/ Flickr/ butforthesky)

10 Million-Year-Old Tanganyika Is The ‘Threatened Lake of 2017’ – Here’s Why It Matters

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


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Forest cobra snake in South Africa. (Photo/ Flickr/ Steve Slater)

Reptile Species In Africa, By Country; Southern And Eastern Africa Scaly Paradise

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.