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During our field surveys to better understand the primate diversity of north-eastern Uganda, we seek the least travelled routes and those areas for which primates have never been surveyed. During our explorations in February 2015 we encountered many devastating bushfires.
We set out to confirm whether chimpanzees remain in northern Uganda, and which other primates are supported by the magnificent Otzi Mountains on the South-Sudanese border. Here’s what we found.
To help set up effective conservation programs in Uganda, we set out to confirm whether one particular subspecies of monkey was calling this country home. Here’s what we found.
Even when you’re focused on studying warthogs, you can’t help but make some intriguing observations and discoveries about other animals along the way.
In September 2013, Tanzania’s President scrapped a plan to take 1,500 square miles from the Maasai tribe in Loliondo district, northern Tanzania, in the name of conservation. The area will instead remain with the Maasai, who the President said has taken ‘good care of the area’ since ‘time immemorial’. Renowned photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela…
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson as we paddle board and kite surf in East Africa before meeting disaster, reenact the Civil War’s second bloodiest battle, motorcycle through the Middle East while searching for enlightenment, and combine rock & roll with genetics while trying to save humanity from infectious disease.
It rises in Ethiopia’s Shewa Highlands, and flows for 760 kms through terraced hillsides, volcanic outcrops and fertile grasslands as far as the world’s greatest desert lake, Lake Turkana, in Kenya. The lower valley of the Omo River is believed by some historians to have been a cultural crossroads for thousands of years, where a…
The new wave of killing of elephants in Africa is in many ways far graver than the crisis of the 1970s and 80s. Firstly there are fewer elephants, and secondly the demand for ivory is far higher. Record ivory prices in the Far East are fueling poachers, organised crime and political instability right across the African elephant range. And the situation shows no sign of calming.