Conflict between fruit-growers, the Mauritian government and conservationists has dragged on for years – it’s time for a new approach.
Understanding fire history is crucial to designing effective fire management in order to maintain biodiversity and support the livelihoods of people.
Most of Kenya’s biodiversity needs protecting outside protected areas in human‐dominated landscapes that are undergoing rapid change.
Research on crocodile attacks can provide insights into when and where they attack, and who they attack.
Wolves are not bad – they’re just trying to survive in a world where they are unwelcome.
Conservation surveillance can generate fear and anger among local people.
It’s becoming harder and harder for animals to find human-free spaces on the planet. New research suggests that to try to avoid people, mammals are shifting activity from the day to the nighttime.
Three researchers studied the “crop raiders” of the Brazilian rainforest in the hope of aiding both local farmers and wildlife conservation.
Military style anti-poaching is often criticised because it alienates communities living around protected areas. But these initiatives give them an incentive to protect the species.
Elephants feeding on crops poses a challenge to their coexistence with humans. Farmers must introduce strategies to reduce losses and avoid lethal action against the endangered species.
Military responses to combat poaching are a problem. They marginalise communities where poachers come from and can have longer term implications.
Ongoing drought means increased encounters between people and lions in north-west Namibia.
South Sudan is a country where conflict is rife. This has had a knock-on effect on the country’s rich and varied fauna, and put conservation programmes in severe crisis.
We tend instinctively to value human lives over non-human ones. But is there a point where the scales might tip the other way?
Lions and leopards seem to prefer cattle belonging to farmers who treat their workers badly. Don’t blame the animals – this is a human problem.
Cheetahs face a number of threats in the Maasai Mara landscape but there are efforts underway to help them overcome these.