Yes, there are more fires in Africa than Brazil. But unlike the Amazon, Africa's savannah has evolved to grow back quickly.
Intense and extensive changes mean that the Serengeti-Mara area's wildlife has an unsure future.
Environmental organizations are using games to engage communities on conservation matters.
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.