Articles Tagged ‘Wildlife Conservation Society’

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators

Planned Serengeti Highway Outrages Ecologists, Tour Operators September 9, 2010 | Africa, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Every year between July and September, one million wildebeest migrate 1800 miles across the Serengeti plains of northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. It’s one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights, and it’s huge business for the tourism industry, bringing around 100,000 visitors every...

Don’t Eat That Smuggled Monkey: HIV-Related Virus Found in Illegally Imported Bushmeat

Don’t Eat That Smuggled Monkey: HIV-Related Virus Found in Illegally Imported Bushmeat April 15, 2010 | Food Lovers, Travel News | Read More
Scientists have begun testing “bushmeat” — meat from African wild game including apes, monkeys, rodents and bats — that has been smuggled into the United States, and have found a virus related to HIV.  The research is part of a pilot program begun in 2008 by the Center for Disease...