‘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?
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.
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.
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.