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PRESS RELEASE: African Conservation and Human Rights Advocates urge European Politicians not to be misled about trophy hunting

PRESS RELEASE: African Conservation and Human Rights Advocates urge European Politicians not to be misled about trophy hunting Advocates for human rights and conservation in Africa have warned that bans on trophy hunting imports from Africa could have catastrophic effects on people and communities already devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.In an open letter to Alliance ‘90, Resource Africa...
World Water Day

World Water Day in Africa – Articles from The Conversation Africa

World Water Day in Africa To mark it ,The Conversation Africa curated articles that provide deep dives into the precious resource, and its management, across the continent. The Conversation Africa's Commissioning Editor for East and Francophone Africa, Moira Sooner, explains: To start with, we focus on the Nile, a gigantic water source that flows through 11 African countries and affects the lives...
Ruaha Carnivore Project

Science + Celebrities: A Call for Partnership

Science + Celebrities: A Call for Partnership by Dr. Amy Dickman This guest post was published on March 12, 2021 by Science + Story.  Introducing the post, Bob Lalasz, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Science+Story, wrote: Dr. Amy Dickman is a conservation biologist and National Geographic Explorer who directs the Ruaha Carnivore Project  and is also joint CEO...
Time for nature

World leaders must approach development with a fresh perspective to save wildlife   By Maxwell Gomera

Time for Nature World leaders must approach development with a fresh perspective to save wildlife   By Maxwell Gomera The dulcet, almost musical voice of the Runkeeper App interrupted the pounding sound of my feet as I started my run. 'Time, five minutes. Distance, one point zero nine kilometres. Average speed, 4 minutes 57 seconds per kilometre,' the App voice announced. I had not run on this...
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Facts matter: conservation scientists debunk myths about trophy hunting

Facts matter: conservation scientists debunk myths about trophy hunting 'Facts matter and misinformation can have devastating real-world impacts' Expressing their concern about an opinion piece by photographer Cyril Christo published in The Hill,  a widely read US political website, several conservation scientists wrote a rejoinder to debunk myths about trophy hunting with sound science and...
celebrity power

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn

Celebrity power undermining global conservation efforts, scientists warn Finally, the voices of Africa's rural communities are being heard. Congratulations Alex Morss on an important article. Delighted you're hearing the voices of rural communities and for having the courage to produce this balanced, well-researched article on the lived reality of African people. Read the article here
The Global North

The global north: time for some home truths about deforestation

The Global North: time for some home truths about deforestation A powerful French book punctures the myth that countries in the global south are largely responsible for habitat destruction Is the Global North's distance from the immediate impacts of biodiversity loss, climate change and COVID19 affecting perceptions of these realities as the fault of the worst affected peoples? Laura Spinney's...
resource Africa The Eden Illusion

Video: “The Eden Illusion: The Fate of Africa’s Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World” The Conservation Imperative 2020

VIDEO: THE EDEN ILLUSION: The Fate of Africa's Wildlife in a post-COVID-19 World The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on human health, social welfare, and the economies of nations across the globe. Blanket travel restrictions, enforced to contain the virus, ensured the instant collapse of tourism worldwide. Several African nations were particularly hard hit because of tourism's high...
indigenous land rights

In the News in November

In the News - November 2020 A roundup of recommended recent articles, papers, podcasts and more The Mongabay Newscast: Indigenous land rights and the global push for land privatization A discussion about the importance of securing Indigenous land rights within the context of a global push for land privatization took place in November on the Mongabay Newscast. A study published in Nature...
human elephant conflict

Namibia – farmers, free-roaming elephants and the spike in human elephant conflict

Conflict between humans and Namibia’s growing elephant population can be described as a “problem of success”, says Colin Nott, a Namibian regenerative agricultural consultant. The Namibian elephant population has trebled since 1990, which has resulted in a sharp spike in human-elephant conflict.Following a two-day workshop organised by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in...
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