Debate and Opinion

Debate and Opinion

Hell’s Gate Needs Tender Loving Care – Not the Love Festival

by Paula Kahumbu Nairobi, Jan 21 - Many people are shocked, as I am, by the approval given to hold two large-scale public events in...

Become Water Wise at Home

The World Water Week is marked every year to highlight the globe’s water issues. The theme of this year's Water Week (August 24 to...

Best of Two Worlds on Safari

By Santiago Legarre One time I went out on a game drive in the Maasai Mara. As we drove by the Mara River, it was...

The Leopard: Lost and Found

By Santiago Legarre One cold July morning of 2019 I left Basecamp Masai Mara very early with Dennis, a new and eager Maasai guide. As...

African Ranger Awards: Feting Wardens while Enabling Traffickers?

By Karl Ammann When researching the illegal wildlife trade, very often some tentacles lead back to South Africa.  Not only when it comes to rhino...

Investing in Sustainable Landscapes Crucial for Inclusive Green Growth – Report

image credits wp.com Business participation and investment in sustainable landscapes is critical for achieving inclusive green growth, according to a new report released...

Invasion of Ranches by Herders in Laikipia: Drought, Land or Politics

The Laikipia ecosystem has the second highest concentration of wildlife in the country and more endangered wildlife species than any other region in Kenya....

A Different Perspective on Conservation of Elephants and Rhinos

  By Peter Low   The July-September 2016 issue of the East African Wildlife Society’s (EAWLS) excellent magazine, Swara, is packed with various perspectives...

Why the death of Cecil could be really bad news for wildlife conservation in...

By Mike Norton Griffiths The international furore following the recent killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has inflamed debate on the contribution...

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