Lions are under threat. A new study examines the fragility of lion populations in Africa, probing socio-political & ecological factors
What is the animal toll of electric fences? Safeguarding protected and wild areas comes at the expense of countless wildlife, says research
Should Namibia & Botswana bring down their veterinary fences? Gail Thomson makes the case for livelihoods, migratory routes & economy
Vultures are in crisis, threatened by human-wildlife conflict and poisoning events. Organisations like the EWT are helping to save vultures
Six lions speared to death in Amboseli: Big Life Foundation CEO Benson Leyian comments on the complexities of human-wildlife conflict
The fate of the Namib’s wild desert horses is uncertain. There are no easy answers when weighing up their role in Namibian tourism & wildlife
How do elephants move across southern Africa through protected areas and beyond? New research explores the value of habitat connectivity
Averting crop-raiding elephants in the Amboseli ecosystem is a constant battle. Josh Clay reports on how rangers prevent human-elephant conflict
A study on population growth, resource exploitation & climate change highlights the necessary steps for preventing loss of wild habitats & species in Africa
A vital population of West African giraffe in Niger has been bolstered after the translocation of 4 giraffe from a security stricken region to Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve
Research in Namibia on the type & frequency of human-wildlife conflict incidents between 2001–2019 can aid in mitigating future conflict occurrences
Human-elephant conflict: Communities near Kasungu face tragic losses following the introduction of new elephant herds to the national park
Social media impacts conservation. Research shows that the attention elephants receive on Twitter fails to address urgent conservation issues
Scientists can now detect injuries from snares & shotguns on trophy-hunted lions & leopards – quantifying the extent of previously unreported human-wildlife conflict
Chobe elephants have learnt how to change their activity patterns to reduce risk of human encounters – new research
Understanding how predators select cattle for prey could help in protecting livestock from lions, mitigating human-wildlife conflict
Following the death of leopard Hosana, Jamie Paterson & Maxine Gaines take an in-depth look at leopard habituation & tourism ethics
Trophy hunting will not save Africa’s lion populations, & the UK ban on imports is a positive step for conservation, writes Hans Bauer
As tourism slowly recovers in post-pandemic Zimbabwe, hunger still stalks the country. Many resort to the basics to survive the loss of income
The trophy hunting of 2 of Botswana’s largest tuskers threatens community wealth, a wildlife corridor & tusker survival. By Simon Espley
Well-known leopard Hosana of Sabi Sand is believed to have been killed in self-defence by an anti-poaching unit on patrol
Famous Amboseli super tusker Tolstoy has died at the age of 51, six weeks after being treated for a spear wound
Botswana’s dubious call for tenders for 8 new lodges in Chobe NP, despite regulations preventing developments, has angered environmentalists
Amboseli super tusker Tolstoy is in recovery after being treated for a spear wound, following a midnight raid on nearby crops.
Namibia’s controversial elephant auction: balancing conservation, welfare and legality – Opinion editorial
Human-wildlife conflict – emotions and cultural significance attached to wild carnivores strongly influence mitigation strategies. New Research
Grabbing the lion by the tail – Interference and intervention in the lives of wild animals are controversial and there are no simple answers as to when or if they are appropriate. Jamie Paterson gives her perspectives.
Guard dogs are saving cheetahs, says new research based on livestock guarding dogs – because livestock losses have reduced by 91%
Lions in the Chobe River area face an uncertain future – pressured by human farmers to the north and a lack of new blood from the south
New research from Botswana shows that translocating lions in conflict with livestock owners is expensive and results in high lion mortality, repeat offences and very little reduction in human-lion conflict.
Namibian elephant auction: We look at the background, reasons and context of the controversial sale by auction of 170 wild-caught elephants
Compensation given for damage causing animals on the western boundary of the greater Kruger National Park – a contested and emotive issue
The Edge of Existence tells the story of human-wildlife conflict on the western boundary of Tanzania’s Serengeti. We interview the filmmaker
The ‘problem-causing’ elephant known as Riff Raff has been shot and killed by provincial authorities in South Africa
Human-lion conflict is a major issue for the conservation of wild lions – we look at the successful Kwando Carnivore Project in KAZA
Wild dogs face increased persecution, as evidenced by this puppy carcass found on a road – likely the victim of an intentional killing
Young bull elephants held hostage in Laikipia after destroying crops. It is estimated that local communities lose over a US$1 million in revenue from raiding elephant in Kenya each year.
To reduce human-elephant conflict, drones are being used to chase elephants off farms and ensure their safety.
In light of the events in Tanzania on the first of January, Jeremy examines the age old conflict between humans and lions in East Africa.
Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.
The caracal, or rooikat, is a beautiful but much persecuted (by farmers) wild cat that inhabits a range of habitats – including farmland