For the survival of iconic species in Africa, it is crucial that conservation efforts do not ignore conflict zones.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
The death of Harambe the gorilla has sparked outrage and raised questions over the adequacy of zoos, but protecting some animals through legal personhood is flawed and dangerous, says legal scholar.
Safaris are a major tourist attraction for those travelling to Africa - and visitors are spoiled for choice on the continent.
As much as animals may pass on viruses to humans, humans pass on viruses which are sometimes lethal to the animal world as well.