Conservation Frontlines

Mar 28th

2021

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The Last Free Rhinos Part 1

The Last Free Rhinos focuses on community conservation efforts-specifically around combatting wildlife crime. Year: 2021 Producer: Namibia Nature Foundation Duration: 11 1/2 Minutes The post The Last Free Rhinos Part 1 appeared first on Conservation Frontlines. The views expressed by the editors, authors or users of this linked article are expressly theirs, and do not […]

Mar 16th

2021

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How hunting pays for African wildlife

If you want to see the difference between hunting areas and non-hunting areas in Tanzania, accompany biologist Karen Seginak and Mike Angelides of McCallum Safaris. They speak out against media attacks on hunting tourism. Year: 2021 Producer: McCallum Safaris Duration: 12 1/2 Minutes The post How hunting pays for African wildlife appeared first on Conservation […]

Feb 12th

2021

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Denizens of the Steep

This film explores the impact of backcountry recreation on migratory bighorn sheep, with professional ski mountaineer/guide Kim Havell and others discussing the importance of protecting and conserving the wild places in which we roam. Year: 2021 Producer: Zach Montes/Orijin Media Duration: 10 Minutes The post Denizens of the Steep appeared first on Conservation Frontlines. The […]

Dec 5th

2020

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The Achilles Heel of Conservation

Conservation is a global challenge and battle. Movements against climate change, plastic pollution and deforestation are on the rise. So too are ground-breaking research and futuristic interventions. And yet the natural world is still burning. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa, and this is why. I am an aspirant ornithologist and a conservation […]

Nov 21st

2020

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The Great Elephant Balancing Act

Recent research emphasized the importance of males in elephant society, findings that are now being used to batter countries in Southern Africa into changing their elephant management policies. This article reviews the scientific evidence and calls for a balanced approach that considers both humans and elephants. Elephants are amazing creatures. Besides being the largest land […]

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 […]

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