As climate change encroaches on already arid ecosystems, the threat of drought and eventual desertification is very real. China's north and Sahelian Africa, for instance, have both created "Great Green Walls" of trees and bushes to keep the desert at bay. Now new research suggests that termites, of all things, can also help.
A group of 25 rare African wild dogs recently made their public debut at a wildlife park in Kent, shedding some light on this endangered species.
Fossil evidence has shown that South American monkeys actually come from Africa, according to a new study.
We may hear a lot about lions and tigers and bears (oh my!), but the African golden cat is one big predator that a lot of people don't even know exists. That may be because it's a pretty camera-shy cat, only rarely ever photographed. However, now that has all changed, after scientists recently captured footage of this sleek hunter in action, trying to take down a monkey nearly its own size, no less!
African rainfall may rise with greenhouse gas levels, according to a new study.
Rhinos are prized by poachers for their long, pointy horns, but one group of veterinarians is working to rescue these African icons by relocating them to a safe zone, reports indicate.
There's a reason the African lion is the most feared predator in the wild, given their strength and agility. But one man known as "The Lion Whisperer" is showing the softer side of these African cats, going against the common notion that they are just mindless meat-eating machines.
Giraffes, popular sightings on an African safari, are not popular when it comes to scientific study. These long-necked giants are poorly understood compared to the continent's other wild animals, but new research of giraffe genes are offering new insight into their distribution.
In an amazing act of bravery and determination, new footage shows a prickly porcupine in Africa defending itself against a pride of 17 hungry lions.
Africa is in the midst of a major agricultural crisis, with the quality of the continent's soil degrading at an alarming rate. However, new research has revealed that efforts to improve this situation are working, doubling to tripling crop yield in affected areas within the last five years.
Irrigation systems are essential for maintaining food production in Africa. However, compared to the developed worlds, African farmers have barely any water access. Now researchers are warning that some deprived parts of the continent are due for even more water scarcity in the wake of climate change.
The tsetse fly of Africa is a carrier of the deadly sleeping sickness, and ecologist Steven L. Peck from Brigham Young University is working to abolish this fatal nuisance in order to stop the disease in its tracks.
Some animal rights activists are currently calling for CEO Mark Zuckerberg to pull down hunting enthusiast Kendall Jones's facebook page - a page that depicts the 19-year-old hunting and killing wild animals in Africa. Another petition wants the girl banned from the continent of Africa entirely. However, Kendall and her supporters claim the kills are part of legal and beneficial "green hunts" and are actually helping conservation of certain species.
Ebola has reportedly taken 467 lives as of Monday, worrying World Health Organization officials who had once thought the Ebola epidemic was coming to an end.