African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats

Thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. A prolonged drought in much of the continent’s east, exacerbated by climate change, and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts…

Biodiversity: Food ‘key driver’ of accelerating death of wildlife

EnvironmentBy Ajit Niranjan & E K Benj Updated at 22:27 GMT Wednesday, 3rd January 21 Eating more plants and less meat would take pressure off land needed to feed a growing world, according to a UN report. Experts say organic farming alone is not the answer. The way food is grown around the world threatens…