Zoonotic diseases, or zoonoses, are those diseases transmitted from animals to humans. Scientists say that every year zoonoses account for more than 60 percent of known infectious diseases reported globally, causing approximately 2.5 billion cases of illness and 2.7 million deaths.
The illegal trafficking of protected African wildlife species can take various gory forms across the continent. Wildlife management authorities and investigators often discover concealed elephant tusks still dripping with blood or even pieces of flesh and hides, but they are also likely to find crocodile eggs or pangolin scales. The contraband counts as evidence, as do the tools and weapons found at the crime scene, which can range from handmade bows and arrows to AK47s.
Nigeria is home to a wealth of biodiversity within its seven national parks.
Nigeria lies on the western part of Africa on the Gulf of Guinea. It contains several large urban centers like the capital city Abuja and is one of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economies, relying heavily on oil as its main source of foreign exchange earnings.
There are parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo that do not make the news.
In spite of a history of political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is an ecological paradise.