Savannas News

Chart: Forest loss in Latin America

Change in vegetation cover by biome across Latin America, 2001-2010. Click image to enlarge. Latin America lost nearly 260,000 square kilometers (100,000 square miles) of forest — an area larger…

Unpaved road through Serengeti to progress

To read more about Tanzania's recent announcement related to the Serengeti road: Richard Leakey: 'selfish' critics choose wrong fight in Serengeti road. After a week of confusion, the Tanzanian government…

Last search for the Eskimo curlew

The Eskimo curlew painted by Archibald Thorburn. The Eskimo curlew is (or perhaps, 'was') a small migratory shorebird with a long curved beak, perfect for searching shorelines and prairie grass…

How do tourists view the Serengeti?

Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, an immense expanse of East African savanna, is a world famous tourist destination because of its plentiful megafauna, particularly the great migrating herds of wildebeest.…

Conversion of Brazil’s cerrado slows

Destruction of Brazil's cerrado, a woody savanna that covers 20 percent of the country, slowed during the 2008-2009, reports Brazil's Ministry of Environment. Data from Brazil's National Space Research Institute…

40% of Australia is undisturbed wilderness

40% of Australia is undisturbed wilderness 40% of Australia is undisturbed wilderness mongabay.com August 27, 2008 More than 40 percent of Australia—three million square kilometers—is undisturbed wilderness, reports a new…