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One of Africa"s rarest primates protected by... speedbumps

A new study revealed that a drastic reduction of deaths of one of Africa's rarest primates, the Zanzibar red colobus (Piliocolobus kirkii), followed the installation of four speedbumps along a stretch of road where the species frequently crossed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgApr 8th, 2021

Database relaunch to help protect endangered maritime archaeology

An online resource documenting maritime archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) has been improved and relaunched—helping to further protect sites that are under threat of destruction, erosion or neglect......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 18 min. ago

Who is selling and trafficking Africa"s wild meat?

A new study classifies different types of wildlife traffickers and sellers in two of Central Africa's growing urban centers, providing new insight into the poorly understood urban illegal wildlife trade. The findings can help conservation and law enf.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Forgotten species could future-proof coffee in a warming world

A once-prized coffee species, rediscovered in West Africa decades after it was thought to have disappeared, is just as tasty as high-end Arabica and more resilient to climate change, scientists said Monday, adding that the forgotten bean could help f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Andela begins global expansion in 37 countries months after going remote across Africa

More than a year after the pandemic began, remote work shows no signs of going away. While it has its cons, it remains top of mind for potential employees around the world before joining a new company. But while most people in Africa still go to phys.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Boxes of RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GPUs have been photographed on their way to LA

Caught in the camera’s lens are a handful of pallets, each containing a dozen boxes of maybe a hundred GPUs. The well-protected crate is labeled with the 3090 and aforementioned 3080 Ti. The cardboard boxes contain GeForce GT 710’s and Radeon RX.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Scientists call for climate projections as part of more robust biodiversity conservation

Scientists have called for the use of climate projections in conservation planning, to ensure that areas most at risk from biodiversity loss and climate impacts are protected. Protected areas are often created in areas of low population density and r.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

TB Joshua: YouTube blocks Nigerian preacher over gay cure claim

TB Joshua is one of Africa's most influential evangelists, with top politicians among his followers......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

Japanese VC Samurai Incubate closes $18.6M fund for African startups

Samurai Incubate, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its “Samurai Africa 2nd General Partnership” fund, totalling 2.026 billion yen (~$18.6 million). According to the firm, the fund was oversubscribed as it.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

3,500-year-old honeypot is the oldest direct evidence for honey collecting in Africa

Honey is humankind's oldest sweetener—and for thousands of years it was also the only one. Indirect clues about the significance of bees and bee products are provided by prehistoric petroglyphs on various continents, created between 8,000 and 40,00.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Tunisia "sandy" farms resist drought, development

Farmers near a seaside lagoon in northern Tunisia are fighting to preserve a unique, traditional irrigation system that has sparked renewed interest as North Africa's water shortages intensify......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

Climate change is making it harder to good cup of coffee

Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future. This is the result of a new study by an international team of researchers that looked at the peculiar effects climate change has on Africa's largest cof.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

How do Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds interact with fishing fleets and fish farms?

Most of the food areas of the Mediterranean and Atlantic seabirds are in the spaces of the Spanish Network of Marine Protected Areas (RAMPE), which gathers several protection figures for the conservation of the marine natural heritage. However, there.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

South Africa’s Quro Medical comes out of stealth with $1.1M to expand its hospital-at-home service

For a continent with such stark inequality, Africa has seen limited innovation to increase access to healthcare and reduce healthcare delivery costs. Over the years, there has been continued investment in traditional care models despite the overwhelm.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ancient honey hunting, locked inside pottery fragments from prehistoric West Africa, dating back some 3,500 ye.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

World"s protected areas need more than a "do not disturb" sign

Lessons learned from the world's protected forests: Just declaring a plot of land protected isn't enough—conservation needs thoughtful selection and enforcement......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Why South Africa-based car subscription company Planet42 is going carbon neutral

Since ride-hailing companies like Uber and Bolt disrupted the transportation industry, one of the thorns on their sides has been traffic congestion and pollution. Research has shown that trips from ride-hailing cars have more emissions than those fro.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

MFS Africa leads $2.3M seed round in Ugandan fintech startup Numida

Small businesses in Africa need digital banking services including plenty of credit. Although these businesses drive economic growth and contribute up to one-third of the continent’s GDP, they are often financially excluded from credit and other fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

New species of frog unearthed in Peruvian Amazon jungle

A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peru's Amazon jungle, the state service for natural protected areas said on Monday......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B

Microsoft makes a big healthcare tech acquisition, Twitter is building a presence in Africa and Apple may be cooking up some new smart home products. This is your Daily Crunch for April 12, 2021. The big story: Microsoft acquires Nuance for $19.7B Mi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Weather forecasts that predict meningitis outbreaks

Scientists are using weather forecasts to predict the location and scale of impending meningitis outbreaks in sub-Saharan Africa......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021