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Cop26: African nations seek talks on $700bn climate finance deal
Negotiators say funding needed to speed up decarbonisation and help developing countries to adapt

Jonathan Watts

08, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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African elephant recognised as two separate species – both endangered
‘Red list’ assessment of two separate African species exposes ‘critically endangered’ status of forest elephants, down 86% in 31 years

Patrick Greenfield

25, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Samuel L Jackson: 'A fullness comes upon me every time I land in Africa'
As their hard-hitting TV show Enslaved comes to an end, the star and his wife LaTanya Richardson talk about roots, race, revolution – and how to get rid of ‘the orange man’

Hannah J Davies

20, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Wildlife forensics: how a giant pangolin named Ghost could help save the species
A new research programme in Gabon is identifying the ‘isotopic fingerprint’ of the world’s most-trafficked mammal in the fight to beat smugglers

Nathalie Bertrams and Ingrid Gercama

04, Aug, 2020 @6:45 AM

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What does more environmental damage: eating meat from the wild or a factory farm?
Governments and WHO face pressure to ban commercial trade in wild animals, but experts say this would criminalise the way of life of millions of people

John Vidal

26, May, 2020 @6:15 AM

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'Tip of the iceberg': is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19?
As habitat and biodiversity loss increase globally, the coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics

John Vidal

18, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ancient rock wiggles could be earliest trace of moving organism
Scientists say 2.1bn-year-old fossils may show evidence of self-propelled motion

Nicola Davis

11, Feb, 2019 @9:27 PM

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Gabon detains soldiers after failed coup
Group of soldiers had called on people to ‘rise up’ while ailing president is out of country

Ruth Maclean in Dakar, and agencies

07, Jan, 2019 @2:18 PM

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Staying alive: world leaders who have had to prove they haven't died
Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has become the latest leader forced to dispel rumours of his death

Kate Lyons

04, Dec, 2018 @3:59 AM

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‘Paradise and hell’: the battle to save the forest elephant
Gabon’s wild and beautiful rainforest is on the frontline against ivory poachers, part of international criminal networks that also fund terrorists

Damian Carrington in Lopé national park, Gabon

12, May, 2018 @7:01 AM

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Orange cave crocodiles may be 'mutating' into new species
In 2008 an archaeologist discovered crocodiles living in remote caves in Gabon. Now, genetics hint that these weird cave crocodilians may be in the process of evolving into a new species.

Jeremy Hance

29, Jan, 2018 @8:50 AM

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Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?
Ibogaine is a drug harvested from the roots of a plant found in Gabon. When all else fails, some heroin addicts have used it to conquer their cravings. But is it effective and are the serious risks it carries worth it? Alex Hannaford reports

Alex Hannaford

10, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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