It is crucial to integrate paleoclimate data into ecological studies. This will increase understanding of how species respond to climate change.
More and more Africans are becoming citizen scientists – and the benefits are huge both for them as individuals and for science on the continent.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
Sometimes the best way to deal with mountains of data is to turn to the public for help. That's what Snapshot Serengeti did to classify millions of photos from savanna camera traps in Tanzania.