Africa

David Shepherd with elephants
David Shepherd, who has died at the age of 86, spent more than 30 years funding conservation work through his painting - but he originally wanted to be a game warden and could have ended up as a bus driver.
Gorongosa National Park is home to some of the biologically richest and most diverse ecosystems on the African continent.
A pair of wild dog pups in Zimbabwe
Climate change could be affecting Endangered African wild dog populations.
African countries go the extra mile to protect their largest species, scientists say.
Gamo Highlands
As natural forests are lost, coffee and timber plantations could provide hope for Lepidoptera. 
A different bull elephant at Tsavo East National Park
One of Africa’s last great tuskers has been killed in Kenya.
African lions
Protected areas have the potential to provide for as many as 83,000 African lions. 
Burning of pangolin scales
Cameroon Government publicly destroys tonnes of illegally poached scales.
Chimpanzee
Chimpanzees can be a nuisance by stealing fruits and other produce, but in the Central African country of Guinea, they're helping farmers to propogate a useful cash-crop - chocolate.
African lion
Trophy hunting of lions may help fund conservation in Tanzania – but the model must change.
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