Sustainable Africa?

Today’s a day that many of us will remember for a long time. Today is the day that Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States. His election has caused a lot of people, me included, to feel rather gloomy about what lies in store for us over the coming years. Certainly the values he[…]

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Interview with Dr Susan Canney, Director of the Mali Elephant Project

NOTE: 01 Feb 2016 I’ve re-posted this interview because the threat to Mali’s elephants is becoming even more worrying. Poachers have exploited the on-going civil conflict in Mali to poach more elephants than ever before and unless action is taken very soon there is a real danger of Africa’s northernmost herd of elephants being wiped out.  The Mali Elephant Project has[…]

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Mali elephants under siege again

Africa’s northernmost herd of elephants have long been a fascination of mine and I have followed the Mali Elephant Project with both with interest and anxiety as tribal conflicts and civil war have threatened their survival. Earlier this year, as background to a trip I have been planning to visit Mali’s elephants, I carried out an interview with the Director[…]

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