The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe earlier this year caused outrage. This case drew international attention to the issue of trophy hunting, but experts say local farmers are a bigger danger to animals than foreign hunters.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how reusable sanitary pads are helping Nigerian schoolgirls stay in school, we sit on burning tires in Niger and visit the guardian of Tsavo National Park in Kenya.
Two years after the iconic lion Cecil died at the hands of a trophy hunter, his cub Xanda has suffered a similar fate. The killing, though legal, is being mourned by researchers.
US President Donald Trump's administration has decided to allow hunters to import the body parts of African elephants killed for sport. Conservation groups have decried the move, saying it won't aid conservation efforts.
When the US announced plans this week to allow the import of elephant trophies, global outrage echoed loud, and President Donald Trump soon put the decision 'on hold'. But are there arguments for controlled slaughter?
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