In 1997, the government of Botswana began evicting indigenous San and Bakgalagadi people from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Local and international advocacy groups have been fighting to enable the groups to return, arguing that the indigenous groups with traditional hunting and gathering lifestyles are far better able to preserve biodiversity than contemporary conservation approaches.
Legal trade, breeding programmes and other economic measures could be effective alternatives to canned hunting provided ethical boundaries are in place and local people are allowed to benefit.
An critique of the Virunga documentary, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel.
Michael Schwartz gives us two examples of shoot to kill alternatives when it comes to the war on rhino poaching in Africa.
A look into the role that social media plays in conservation issues in Africa.
“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.
Michael Schwartz reminisces about the splendid sights of Welgevonden Game Reserve in South Africa, on his first ever African Safari. Although, one of the smaller African parks it still left a huge impression.
Michael Schwarz describes the rhythm of the African Bushveld in Chobe National Park and the unexpected wild fauna that break the silence of the bush.