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Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

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Elephants heading towards a waterhole in Hwange national park. Photograph: Alamy

Boreholes set up by local conservationists are saving drought-stricken elephants in Hwange national park

January 11, 2017 — As a drought-inducing El Niño settled over southern Africa in 2016, the animals of Hwange national park in Zimbabwe faced desperate water shortages.  Continue reading Water relief for 8,000 thirsty elephants neglected by Zimbabwe

Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

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WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

The country’s national parks are burdened by growing numbers of species

HARARE, Zimbabwe (May 5, 2016) — Drought-hit Zimbabwe has invited local farmers and private game rangers to buy wild animals as it destocks national game reserves to save fauna from starvation, the wildlife authority said Wednesday, May 4. Continue reading Severe drought forces Zimbabwe to sell off wildlife

Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa facing hunger’

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A maize plant among other dried maize in a field in Hoopstad in the Free State province, South Africa. The country suffered its driest year on record in 2015. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters
Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa

March 16, 2016 — More than 36 million people face hunger across southern and eastern Africa, the United Nations has warned, as swaths of the continent grapple with the worst drought in decades at a time of record high temperatures.

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