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Tanzania: The Serengeti Must Survive

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August 26, 2013
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The Serengeti National Park is in danger. Climate change, poaching and a constantly growing population in the immediate surrounding area are threatening to disrupt animal migration and destroy the whole eco-system. Millions of animals move about the savanna in search of food and water, but climate change has altered the rainy and dry seasons. That affects many animals' food sources. We look at how the Frankfurt Zoological Society is working together with park authorities to save the animals' habitat.


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AFP (Apr. 28, 2012) Argentina's farmers cannot roll back climate change -– but with a new biotech advance which allows crops to survive in hot, dry climes, they may not need to. One team has found that transferring a sunflower gene into cereal crops like corn and soy can help them to survive longer without water, and even make them more productive. The discovery is being touted as Argentina's next genetically modified "miracle" -- for better and for worse.
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Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

Kenya and Tanzania Conduct Joint Wildlife Census

AFP (Oct. 12, 2013) A joint wildlife census is being conducted by Kenya and Tanzania in Amboseli National Park to establish the landscape's wildlife population, trends and distribution.
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Disappearing Mosquitoes Mystify Scientists

Disappearing Mosquitoes Mystify Scientists

Reuters (Dec. 27, 2011) The disappearance of mosquitoes from villages in north-eastern Tanzania is delighting villagers long-plagued by malaria --but mystifying scientists who worry that this could be a new manifestation of climate change.
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Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

AFP (June 21, 2012) The Grevy's zebra maybe bigger than their common cousins, but their numbers are far smaller. Only a couple thousand now survive, and conservation groups are confident they can only be saved, if more is done to protect their habitat.
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