Let’s Forge Conservation Coalitions


Antagonism between hunters and those who don’t like hunting is probably the single biggest reason why a powerful natural alliance to conserve and enhance wildlife and wildlife habitat is elusive to this day—although it could literally move mountains and overcome most obstacles facing ecosystem conservation. 


It’s About the Future—Yours, Ours & Theirs


In January, more than 50 countries—the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People; in short, HAC—announced a bold commitment: That the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biodiversity, scheduled for October in Kunming, China, agree to protect at least 30% of the planet’s lands and oceans by 2030. Science justifies this bold 30×30 target at the global and regional levels.READ MORE

A New Year, New Horizons


Yes, 2020 was awful. But I am optimistic that 2021 will see our lives and work eventually return to normal. Then again, who dares make predictions? Still, let’s focus on the future and new opportunities for conservation on all continents.READ MORE

The Achilles Heel of Conservation – There is a ceiling in conservation science, particularly in Africa.


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.READ MORE