22
Aug
2017
ARE WE AT WAR?

‘Conservation is war’ is a sentiment we often hear these days – and perhaps many readers will agree. But is it a war, or is it wishful thinking on behalf of those who want a decisive end to poaching? And if it is a war, do we really know who the enemy is?

16
Aug
2017
SAVING LIVES WITH CHILLI

Anton Crone investigates the success of virtual fences in keeping elephants a safe distance from crops and people – saving human and elephant lives in the process.

11
Jul
2017
A RIVER DAMNED: CHOKING THE ZAMBEZI RIVER

Solar and wind power, coupled with a sense of environmental responsibility, are the best option for an electrified future. Yet still, a river is being dammed.

12
Apr
2017
HANDS-ON (BUT DON’T TOUCH): VOLUNTEER TRAVEL THAT ACTUALLY DOES GOOD

As travellers become more curious and adventurous, there’s a growing trend for safari operators immersing guests in hands-on conservation experiences – and thereby inspiring them to become ambassadors for conservation.

11
Apr
2017
TECHNOLOGY GONE WILD: 5 APPS SAVING THE PLANET

Thanks to an emergence of digital apps, everyone from rangers on the ground in the wilderness to urban foodies and gamers are putting their thumbs to work saving our planet’s wildlife. Here are five nifty tools that caught our eye.

01
Feb
2017
TAKING THE BAIT

The call to ban photographic entries using bait begs the question: what is baiting wildlife photographers? Is it the reward of capturing an incredible image, or of immersing oneself in the wild?

28
Dec
2016
THE TALLEST ANIMAL ON EARTH IS STRANGELY OVERLOOKED

The giraffe population has plummeted from an estimated 157,000 to 97,000 in 20 years, with some calling it a silent extinction. But new studies about this misunderstood creature may enhance conservation efforts to protect it.

25
Nov
2016
SIDESHOW ‘SANCTUARIES’

Anton Crone on how tourists can make a difference by avoiding facilities that exploit animals and focusing on tours where they can appreciate animals in their natural element.

07
Oct
2016
EU DECIDES FATE OF AFRICAN ELEPHANTS

This week a proposal to list all African elephants as Endangered Species was rejected at CITES, despite the fact that this would have effectively prohibited international trade in ivory, reports Anton Crone.

15
Sep
2016
KEEPING THE WOLF FROM THE DOOR

Many wouldn’t associate wolves with Africa, which is perhaps part of the reason the Ethiopian wolf is becoming endangered, reports Anton Crone.