Why West African lions don’t avoid hunting areas

Images from camera traps show West African lions venturing out of protected areas and closer to humans. Researchers have an idea why.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: conservation endangered-species cats west-africa hunting featured earth-and-environment predators national-parks

How a Serengeti park road could alter lives

Would a road bisecting Serengeti National Park reduce poverty and aid conservation, or facilitate poaching and disrupt animal migration?

Maria Hornbek-Copenhagen • futurity
March 22, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: conservation roads prediction earth-and-environment land national-parks

National parks in Senegal may save chimps

Gold and iron mining in West Africa eat up space where chimpanzees like to hang out, but national parks may keep them safe.

Kayla Zacharias-Purdue • futurity
March 20, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: chimpanzees endangered-species science-and-technology land national-parks

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