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Rift Valley fever outbreak hits

An epidemic of Rift Valley fever, a viral disease that mainly affects cattle and can also infect humans, is currently affecting zebo herds in several regions of the country. It is transmitted by mosquito bites, the virus' agent. The Malagasy authorities have taken action. The epidemic began in February and the Pasteur Institute confirmed several outbreaks of the disease in early April. A total of 473 dead zebras were listed, out of a total of about 19,000 animals for four regions, or 35 affected municipalities in the…

the opening of the elephant hunt doesn’t

If the Covid-19 pandemic had ended the 2020 elephant looking season, the 2021 version opened on Tuesday, April 6, in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana. The trophy is nearly 300 elephants that hunters from Europe and the USA will strive to kill. That is the primary full looking season in Botswana, a rustic house to 130,000 pachyderms - the most important contingent on the earth - since a ban was lifted…

In Nigeria, Covid-19 gives new impetus to the pangolin defense

The strong attention paid to pangolin due to the Covid-19 pandemic has raised awareness at the international level of the need to protect this endangered species. In Nigeria, the main global crossroads for animal trafficking, despite cultural opposition, pangolin defenders feel empowered and more easily advocate its exploitation. The University of Ibadan campus is…

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