The pilot, named as Roger Gower, reportedly died during an operation with Tanzanian wildlife authorities to arrest active elephant poachers.Read the full story ›
A Chinese woman accused of leading one of Africa's biggest ivory smuggling rings has been charged as authorities battle to end the trade.Read the full story ›
Suspects with links to Boko Haram have been charged over the 2013 acid attack of two Britons in Zanzibar.Read the full story ›
Measures to combat poaching include increasing rangers, new funding and a national strategy over lack of prosecutions for poaching.Read the full story ›
Half the elephants in one of Africa’s largest national parks, over 4,000 animals, were killed by poachers last year, new research shows.Read the full story ›
ITV News went undercover with a secret anti-poaching taskforce in Tanzania as they tackle the still-thriving ivory industry.Read the full story ›
Africa’s most famous tribe fear they face an uncertain future in their own land as they have to make way for wealthy hunting groupsRead the full story ›
Clinical trial testing for a malaria vaccine in a small group of people could begin within 18 months, researchers said.
Doctor Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said researchers found "a novel and different type of an approach toward a vaccine".
He added: "It's profoundly important to develop an effective malaria vaccine."
Director of Rhode Island Hospital's Center for International Health Research, doctor Jonathan Kurtis, said researchers found that antibodies sent by the body's immune system, acted on a protein and trapped the parasites inside the red blood cells, blocking the progression of the disease.
A promising new approach intended to imprison malaria causing parasites inside infected red blood cells has been developed by scientists.
Researchers said an experimental vaccine based on this idea protected mice in five trials and will be tested on lab monkeys beginning in the next four to six weeks. The disease kills a child every minute in Africa.
Using blood samples and epidemiological data collected from hundreds of children in Tanzania, where malaria is endemic, the researchers pinpointed a protein, called PfSEA-1, that the parasites need in order to escape from inside red blood cells they infect as they cause malaria.
The conservation world has been dealing with the complex problem of poaching by addressing the symptoms but neglecting the causes.Read the full story ›