What We Read- Favorite Papers of 2018

Anna I’ve selected three favourite papers from 2018: a research study, a think piece and a technical review. I was really excited to read “Digging mammals contribute to rhizosphere fungal community composition and seedling growth” (subscription) because I’m interested in how conservation management actions – in this case conservation and potential reintroduction of digging mammals…

Sorry We’re Not Sorry: U.S. Bans Elephant Trophy Imports from Tanzania & Zimbabwe

And the exciting news of this week: the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has temporarily banned elephant trophy imports from Tanzania and Zimbabwe, citing (among other problems), “Questionable management practices, a lack of effective law enforcement and weak governance.” You may remember our good friends at the Tanzanian Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism…

The Curious Incident of the Lion Hunt in South Africa

So there‚Äôs been some debate lately on the interwebs about a certain lady, who was photographed with a certain dead carcass, and the certain lodge that made it happen. So this photo is all over Buzzfeed/the internet, and people keep asking me about it, and I’ve tried to mostly ignore it (because I don’t think…