Conservation

Tuskless Elephants

March 28, 2017 0

As the poaching crisis rumbles on, African elephant populations are being decimated. But something strange is also happening to the appearance of elephants. They’re losing their tusks. If you take a safari in Zambia, you’re […]

Above, the delegate's photo taken at the conference, courtesy of Mr Shivan Parusnath and his drone.
Research

A Hot Box of Knowledge

February 9, 2017 0

A brief summary of the 13th Herpetological Association of Africa Conference. I became a member of the Herpetological Association of Africa (HAA) almost a year ago now, and I can safely say it is one […]

Research

The Story of Captain Skyhawk

February 17, 2016 0

Hello readers. I am an Englishman that has braved the heat and moved to South Africa for its wealth of biodiversity. Cormac Price recently joined me as a fellow post-graduate student at the University of […]

Conservation

Counter-Poaching: Thresholds of ‘Acceptability’

December 8, 2015 0

Check out part 1 of this series here. Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.3 from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict […]

Conservation

Counter-Poaching: 6 Degrees of Impunity

December 3, 2015 2

Conducting counter-poaching operations in Bayanga is akin to running a company in a modern army, albeit with less means, little training, varying discipline or questionable loyalty. From logistical to budgetary constraints, organizing one hundred rangers and […]