Hunt Elephants to Save Them? Some Countries See No Other Choice
In some African nations, trophy hunting has provided funds needed to preserve endangered species. In other countries, the business has decimated animal populations.
Nine Elephants in Botswana Are Electrocuted by Power Line
The elephants died after they knocked into the line and the power came into contact with water from a broken pipe, officials said.
Wild Dogs Sneeze When They Are Ready to Hunt
The number of African wild dogs in a pack who sneeze determines whether or not the pack goes on a hunt.
Wild Dogs Sneeze to Hunt
African wild dogs, highly social pack hunters, need a consensus to start a hunt. The votes, of sorts, may be cast by sneezing.
Bush Steps Back Into Spotlight to Help Africa Fight Epidemics
Visiting Botswana and Namibia, George W. Bush argued that an H.I.V. program he established as president should be expanded to tackle cervical cancer.
Which Language Uses the Most Sounds? Click 5 Times for the Answer
Taa, spoken by a few thousand people in Botswana and Namibia, is believed to have the largest sound inventory of any language in the world.
Ideas Help No One on a Shelf. Take Them to the World.
Distributing, promoting and lending continuing support to good ideas for fixing the world’s woes is as critical a task as thinking them up in the first place.
Lion Population in AfricaÂ Likely to Fall by Half, Study Finds
Lion populations have fallen sharply since the early 1990s and are likely to shrink by half again in the next two decades, researchers said.
A Hunting Ban Saps a Village’s Livelihood
Villages like Sankuyo, Botswana, have lost income from trophy hunting while growing numbers of lions and elephants threaten their livestock and crops. Many in Africa argue that Western sensitivities are actually hurting conservation efforts.
African Nations Can Help More on AIDS, Study Says
The 12 African countries that receive most of the American taxpayer dollars spent fighting AIDS could do much more to pay their own way, according to a study published in The Lancet.
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