Global conservation efforts have suffered during the COVID-19 outbreak. It's sadly ironic, because avoiding habitat loss is a cost-effective way to prevent pandemics.
If left unregulated, the unsustainable exploitation of leopards will have severe ecological and evolutionary costs.
What would you do if you saw a fisher breaking the law? Would you report the offender to the police? Confront them? Or would you do nothing? These choices affect the future of marine protected areas.
The destruction of a massive haul of illegal ivory was supposed to send a message to poachers and those who trade in the tusks. Did they notice, or can the ivory be used to help elephant conservation?
The idea that terror groups like Boko Haram fund their activities through ivory poaching in Africa is a compelling narrative. But it’s undermining wildlife conservation and human rights.