May 22, 2020

It all started in June 1952 when a celebrated physician decided to introduce the myxomatosis virus into rabbits with the intention of eradicating the individuals on his estate. He had a great success with this project as 98% of the rabbits on his property died over the...

December 13, 2019

The five lionesses were fast asleep, the skin on their bellies taunt having gorged on the oryx they had just killed. A large number of jackals were in the vicinity of the lionesses, some sleeping, some tentatively approaching the kill hoping for a bite to eat.

We were t...

July 19, 2018

In all my travels across Africa, I have never encountered elephants with tusks as long and as heavy as those in southern Kenya. In many parts of Africa, large-tusked elephants have all but vanished, eliminated by the reversal of natural selection through human activity...

May 17, 2018

A paper was recently published in Conservation Letters highlighting the effects of armed conflicts on local biodiversity in the Sahara-Sahel region. The authors, led by Dr. José Brito, studied the impacts of armed conflicts on wildlife based on the best available data...

May 17, 2017

It is not easy to write about the Seychelles without using superlatives and yet, if there is any place that warrants the use of such flamboyant language, it is indeed this fantastically colourful island nation. When my mind goes back to these islands, I find that a pho...

January 6, 2017

Early last year, I had the opportunity to visit an incredible country- Botswana. But I didn’t understand quite how unique and wonderful it is until I returned later that year and spent five weeks in the southern part of the country. Botswana’s history and the source of...

December 29, 2016

It all began on the 9th of October. My arrival at Mashatu Game Reserve coincided with the sighting of an elephant cow accompanied by a young male and a baby (less than a year old). The cow was leaving a distinctive track- she had accidentally walked into the brake rim...

April 2, 2016

If I told that you that there are leopards on the Arabian Peninsula, would you believe it? There is indeed a subspecies of leopards called the Arabian leopard Panthera pardus nimr whose original distribution range stretched across the Peninsula. I suspect that most peo...

February 20, 2016

« Trop de lynx en Suisse ! », « On ne voit plus de chevreuils à cause du lynx !», « Le lynx est un redoutable tueur !».



Le lynx et sa place dans notre pays ont suscité la polémique à maintes reprises au fil des ans. A y regarder de plus p...

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