The Impacts of Climate Change on Human-Elephant Conflict

Human-elephant conflict refers to negative interactions between humans and elephants – commonplace across Africa and Asia – where people and elephants share space and resources. Climate change is expected to alter the distribution and frequency of human-elephant conflict. This review outlines the current state of understanding regarding the impacts of climate change on human-elephant conflict across eastern and southern Africa. … More The Impacts of Climate Change on Human-Elephant Conflict

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The life of Jumbo and what the BBC forgot to mention

Did you catch Attenborough and the Giant Elephant recently? In the BBC documentary, David Attenborough looked back on the life of Jumbo the elephant through zoo records, public press releases, photography, artwork, his skeleton and the journal of his keeper Matthew Scott. And all of the evidence pointed to a pretty troubled existence. I won’t … More The life of Jumbo and what the BBC forgot to mention

If you needed another reason… Why I work to help elephants…

I was recently invited to talk to the Berkshire Mammal Group and given the very vague brief: “talk about elephants”. Well, I don’t need to be asked twice. I decided to focus on the future of elephants in an increasingly human-dominated Africa, and the talk proceeded somewhat along these lines… human population growth, conversion of … More If you needed another reason… Why I work to help elephants…