Human-wildlife conflict is draining Africa of it’s lions

This is short video I put together explaining the impact that predator-livestock conflict is having on predator populations, even those within protected areas. Admittedly it casts a bleak outlook, but to conserve lions and rural livelihoods in Africa, we desperately need investment in developing practical and innovative conflict-prevention tools. If you want to learn more about my … Continue reading Human-wildlife conflict is draining Africa of it’s lions

The hunt debunked?

Our new research shows that African wild dogs don’t hunt collaboratively or chase prey over long distances. Pack-living African wild dogs are known as super-successful hunters, supposedly collaborating in coordinated attempts to run down their prey in long-distance chases. Such hunts have been dramatized in numerous wildlife documentaries, including Sir David Attenborough’s sensational series “The … Continue reading The hunt debunked?

i-cows! Could saving lions be this simple?

Eye patterns painted on the hides of cattle is a rare sight in more ways than one: it's a low cost, locally implementable potential solution to human-wildlife conflict. Although trophy hunting of African lions and leopards has been banned in Botswana for many years, still the killing of lions continues. Lions kill livestock and, in … Continue reading i-cows! Could saving lions be this simple?