Conservation Frontlines

Oct 29th

2020

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Science be Damned?

As more and more conspiracy theories dominate popular discourse on subjects ranging from conservation to COVID-19, a writer-naturalist explores some of the reasons why we frequently favor wild theories over solid facts. The coronavirus pandemic is a hoax. Global warming isn’t real. Evolution is a lie. The earth is flat . . . Such beliefs […]

Sep 10th

2020

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Saving Wildlife—and People—One Snare at a Time

Three years ago, a filmmaker set out to document the attempt to restore a neglected Zambian game reserve and its people. Then he was drawn personally into this holistic approach to conservation, a combination of agriculture and aquaculture, micro-capitalism, female empowerment, primary education, wildlife biology, policing and sustainable hunting, all fueled by creativity, perseverance, generosity, […]

Aug 30th

2020

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COVID-19 increases the pressure: Botswana’s Rhino-Poaching Crisis

Since 2014, rhino poaching has been increasing in Botswana, a country once considered dangerous for poachers. Factionalism within the government now appears to be behind this, and today COVID-19 is making it worse. Keith Somerville updates us on the crisis.  Any thought that the coronavirus outbreak and supposed clampdowns on illegal wildlife trade and markets […]

Aug 18th

2020

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Will We Conquer the Virus of Fear and Inertia, One Fine Day?

A professional hunter notes that the current pandemic harbors immense threats for wildlife and wild lands in Africa, and for those businesses with nature at their core. Are we able to seize the opportunities arising in the wake of COVID-19, to safeguard the remaining pockets of wild Africa and create a new understanding for conservationist […]

Jul 25th

2020

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Frontline Dispatches – June 2020 Vol. II, No. 6

DOWNLOAD PDF Asia Nearly 15,000 miles of roads will be built in tiger habitat by mid-century, further threatening the species and highlighting the need for conservation. U. of Michigan ecologists calculated the extent and potential impacts of new road networks across 450,000 square miles (1.165 million sq km) of tiger habitat in 13 countries. Road […]

Jul 13th

2020

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Himalayan Lynx Filmed Hunting Markhor in Pakistan for First Time

While filming a group of markhor grazing on the steep, rocky cliffs of Pakistan’s Chitral Valley, in the Tooshi-Shasha Wildlife Conservancy, the WWF-Pakistan field production team and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Wildlife Dept. spotted a lynx crouching behind a rock, about to begin a stalk. What followed was a dramatic scene few have ever witnessed—a lynx […]

Jul 3rd

2020

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Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa 2015: Garth Owen-Smith

Garth Owen-Smith was awarded the 2015 Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the restoration and conservation of wildlife in Namibia. This film is about the work of Garth and Margaret as the architects of community conservation and their combined efforts to position Namibia’s approach to conservation as […]


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