Professor Wangari Muta Maathai, who died at age 71 on 25 September in Nairobi after a long battle with cancer, believed that when people plant a tree, they also plant the seeds of peace and hope.
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A vast transfrontier park of almost 450 000 square kilometres, stretching over five Southern African countries and connecting 36 national parks and other managed areas, has been signed into being.
• New deal to protect Mapungubwe site
According to a new study, published in the Journal of Biogeography, lions in Africa’s Western and Central regions are more closely related genetically to the Asiatic lion than to their East and Southern African cousins.
• Lions return to Great Karoo