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A jaguar skin lies sprawled across a fence post in one of the Brazilian Pantanal’s many cow ranches. This individual was shot by a rancher after a cow was found dead on the ranch. Steve Winter

Why paying people to tolerate wildlife is not the magic bullet for conservation

Compensation for losses from wildlife is an increasingly popular conservation intervention. However, a recent review cautions its use.
Traffic flows past trees that have been felled to make way for a highway in Nairobi, Kenya on November 12, 2020. Photo by LUIS TATO/AFP via Getty Images

The loss of vegetation is creating a dangerous heat island over Nairobi

Parts of Nairobi are already dealing with temperature increases and reduction in humidity. These conditions are associated with increases in mortality, especially in children and the elderly.