Tag Archives | human-wildlife conflict

Five Top Ways People Protect Wild Animals in Africa

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Over the past seven years Russ and Margrit Harris with Nikela learned what those on the ground do to protect wild animals in Africa. “Protect wild animals in Africa? No problem. Just have the Wildlife community get together and work things out!” That was my naïve solution as a retiring engineer from the U.S. Looking […]

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How lights save lions and livestock in Tanzania

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Human wildlife conflict is on the rise and the folks with the Tanzania Lion Illumination Project have found that lights save lions from being killed by farmers. It was a rainy morning in Karatu, Tanzania. Philipo and I were messaging back and forth to nail down a time and place to meet. Philipo Ormorijei, a […]

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Breaking News for Wild Lions in Northern Namibia

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Did you know protecting wild lions in their natural environment is the absolute best way to preserve the species long term? He’s back! Great news for wild lions. After several challenging months addressing the usual permit and funding related matters Walking For Lions is back. When we first met Marnus, a few years ago, he […]

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Why the praised biodiversity notion is not working in Africa

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This commentary is purely based on what we saw and learned during our months traveling and visiting with people in Malawi, Kenya and Tanzania. Wildlife conservation as a concept has morphed from preserving fauna and flora in natural ecosystems to a biodiversity notion. Phrases like, “sustainable use” and “wildlife management” have made a commodity out […]

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Why I have this Love-Hate relationship with Africa!

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Traveling Africa is exciting, adventurous and can also become a real love-hate relationship by what we experience from day to day. I didn’t stop to help! I walked by the rubbish on the beach! Suddenly I caught myself. What’s going on? In my right mind I never go on by without offering help. In my […]

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