Maasai herders driven off land to make way for luxury safaris, report says

Tourists on safari in the Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania. Photograph: Justus de Cuveland/imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock The Tanzanian government is putting foreign safari companies ahead of Maasai herding communities as environmental tensions grow on the fringes of the Serengeti national park, according to a new investigation. Hundreds of homes have been burned and tens...

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African People & Wildlife Fund – New Community-based Initiative Launches

Wildlife conservation in Africa is complex. To get it right, conservationists must work with a diverse range of partners supporting a vast number of initiatives – livestock keeping, farming, economic development, land use, health, and education to name just a few. More than a decade ago, the African People & Wildlife...

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Dr. Laly Lichtenfeld has been selected as a 2016 Lowell Thomas Awardee

The Lowell Thomas Award is presented each year by The Explorers Club to groups of outstanding explorers. It is one of the organization’s highest honors. Previous recipients include E.O. Wilson, Sylvia Earle, Alan Rabinowitz, Laurie Marker, and other leading conservationists. The 2016 Award recognizes explorers who have dedicated themselves to...

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