I’ve lost count of the number of times that people who “know” Africa have told me they don’t do Kenya. “Too busy darling. Daphne told me at dinner it’s simply overrun these days.” As I smile and nod, secretly I think “Poor you.” Yes, it’s true. You can buy a package holiday from Britain, Germany, […]
It was a record year for killing environmentally-concerned people in 2017. Some were killed just trying to protect precious landscapes from Asian island developers. Game Keepers and Wardens in Africa have taken a big hit, too.
The rush in Southeast Asia to cultivate Palm Oils and other lucrative commodities, and growing cattle ranging in Africa, is all coming at the expense of rare wildlife as these and other practices continue at an ever greater pace.
Introduction I am seriously excited about this Q&A. Vian Sharif is a truly fascinating individual whom I first learned about through United for Wildlife’s free, online course: Introducing Conservation. Ms. Sharif is currently a PhD candidate at the Imperial College of London and Imperial College Business School. She is studying behavior change in the context of […]
By Jana Sepehr and Joe McCarthy as published at GlobalCitizen.org “Despite being such a small part of the planet, humans have been steadily destroying everything else..” When it comes to planet Earth, humans are very tiny. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01% of all biomass on Earth, according to a […]
Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]
The GREAT DECLINE “The disappearance of wildlife species is perhaps the most pressing and serious of all environmental problems, threatening the loss of valuable natural services and, as a result, undermining human well-being. The already accelerating rate of species loss is set to become faster still, as existing pressures arising from human population growth, expansion […]
Habitat loss, deforestation and fragmentation pose the greatest threat to wildlife and biodiversity on the planet. The world’s forests, lakes, swamps, savannahs and natural areas will continue to disappear as habitats and natural resources are exploited for human consumption. Major causes of deforestation are for expansion of agricultural land, harvesting of timber, wood […]