"Zimbabwe is planning an enforced mass migration of wildlife away from a park in the country’s south, where thousands of animals are at risk of death due to drought-induced starvation."
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"When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end."
"A mother and daughter are the only two northern white rhinoceroses left in the world. Their eggs were fertilized using sperm from males who have died."
"A man has been mauled to death by his own captive lions in a game reserve in South Africa.
The victim has been named by local media as Leon van Biljon, and South African news website Netwerk24 reported that he was killed at the Mahala View Lion Lodge, near the northern town of Cullinan, as he attempted to fix a broken fence in the lion enclosure.
"South Africa’s long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent’s worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change."
"Botswana, a country home to nearly one-third of the entire African elephant population, has reportedly lifted its ban on hunting."