Climate change is killing Africa's wild dogs

A new study highlighting the devastating consequences of climate change on African wild dogs finds a correlation between high temperatures and extinction.

Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the African Wildlife Conservation Fund and Botswana Predator Conservation Trust carried out concurrent studies in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, monitoring a total of 73 packs to research correlations between weather conditions and the mammals’ hunting activity and reproduction.

The research findings, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Animal Ecology,suggest high temperatures reduce hunting activity, as well as the number of pups being born and surviving each year.

Mathias Appel


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