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Brookesia tedi, described in 2019, is one of the smallest chameleons, and indeed one of the smallest amniote vertebrates, on earth. Mark D. Scherz

What Madagascar’s amazing mini creatures tell us about evolution

Madagascar stands out as an exceptionally interesting place in which to study the evolution of "mini" creatures. And we are only just starting to scratch the surface of this.
People walking next to traffic in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. Photo by Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images

People living in African urban settings do a lot of walking: but their cities aren’t walkable

African city planners need to promote inclusive cities where residents are not captive walkers but walk because it is accessible, safe and pleasurable to do so.
In some African countries, lion trophy hunting is legal. Riaan van den Berg

Recreational hunting, conservation and livelihoods: no clear evidence trail

Debates centred on the role of recreational hunting in supporting nature conservation and local people’s livelihoods are among the most polarising in conservation today.
The Batwa community are believed to be one of the original inhabitants of the Equatorial Forest in the Great Lakes Region.

Uganda’s Batwa community are vulnerable to climate change, but aren’t involved in adaptation decisions

Despite being highly affected by a changing climate, Uganda's Batwa community lack voice, agency and influence in climate adaptation planning and actions.
Fruit and vegetables at a market in Kenya. The WHO is pushing for consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish and unsaturated fats. Shutterstock

Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response

When a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects of society. Another set of questions involves response priorities…
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.