‘Ecological island’: as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s elephants

‘Ecological island’: as Maasai herding lands shrink, so does space for Kenya’s elephants

Kenyan elephants risk a slow extinction in a bleak, ever-shrinking “ecological island” in one of the country’s most picturesque and photographed landscapes, according to a government report. The animals face a grim future as habitat loss is exacerbated by the pandemic’s impact on tourism, which is pushing landowners to sell off areas for development, and […]

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Simba’s future depends on putting communities at the forefront of lion conservation (commentary)

This past weekend, Disney’s newly released version of The Lion King shattered box office records by earning $544 million in theaters around the world. But while Simba and Mufasa’s return to the big screen is good news for Disney and summer movie fans, in the quarter-century since the original animated version of The Lion King […]

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POLL: Should legislation be introduced to protect giraffes before it’s too late?

POLL: Should legislation be introduced to protect giraffes before it’s too late?

Giraffes might be one of the most recognizable and beloved species on the planet, but over the past few decades they’ve suffered catastrophic population declines in Africa, which has led to concerns they may disappear forever. Widespread attention was finally drawn to their plight, which has been dubbed a “silent extinction,” in 2016 when the […]

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