Sierra Leone's Elephant Population Near Extinction

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Picathartes – Africa’s strangest birds

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Photo by Adam Riley (Rockjumper Birding Tours) White-necked Picathartes may also be seen in Sierra Leone, even quite close to the capital Freetown. If you want to see either of them, I would say the most reliable and easily accessible site to tick a picathartes is Bonkro in Ghana, followed by the Western Peninsula Forest Reserve near Freetown in Sierra Leone.

Can we talk about Cecil the Lion?

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If tourists are too dim to tell Sierra Leone from Botswana or Tanzania, do we really want to rely on them to save Africa’s species? Hi there. I can’t help noticing that you’ve just posted an angry story about Cecil the Lion on your timeline.

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The Bee-eaters of Africa

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The former occurs from Kakamega Forest in Kenya westwards to Cameroon and the latter from Cameroon westwards to Sierra Leone. The wonderful family Meropidae contains 27 dazzling species, of which Africa is endowed with no less than 20 species, the balance occurring across Asia and with one as far afield as Australia.