Gus Mills took the path less travelled to a career in the bush, studying wildlife. He talks to Alexandra Howard about his life, his work and the alternatives to managing cheetahs in small, fenced areas.
Lion guru Craig Packer reveals how big cats develop a taste for human flesh and why we shouldn’t swallow big hunters’ wild tales.
The annual Oppenheimer Research Conference (ORC) has become recognised as a space for showcasing and discussing natural and environmental sciences, conservation, and sustainable development in Africa.
Yves Vanderhaeghen interviews JWO grant winner Dr Hayley Clements about the mammoth task of producing a Biodiversity Intactness Index for Africa
Yves Vanderhaeghen interviews semiochemist Dr Peter Apps, who wants to use animal smells to keep them safe.
Worried about population growth and the pressures of feeding a hungry planet? Don’t have a cow, cultivate one rather. Meanwhile, venison might help us buck the trend.
We are all in a desperate race for net-zero to halt the changing climate. Plus we are in the middle of an unprecedented biodiversity crisis, e.g., wild mammals now reported to make up only 2% of the global land mammalian biomass (the majority of which is livestock).
The five finalists who are in line to win this year’s $150 000 USD Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer Research Grant have been selected.
It’s easy to be laid low by all that ails our planet. But the cure lies in taking incremental steps, celebrating small wins and building on them.
The consumption of wild meat remains a morally contested and controversial issue in conservation policy and science.
The world’s foremost body for climate assessments has never been headed by a woman or anyone from Africa. South Africa’s Professor Debra Roberts aims to rectify both by throwing her hat into the ring to be elected chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
As the next generation aspires to build a brighter future, Columba Leadership South Africa is determined to play its role