All posts tagged: Conservation

The Gerald Durrell legacy: my career and other animals

Image: Pair of Orangutans in Durrell Wildlife Park, Jersey, Channel Islands  The Durrells, the ITV series based on the late Gerald Durrell’s book: My Family and Other Animals, is now in its second year. Professor Keith Somerville, a recently appointed member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent, explores the […]

Botswana’s elephants and conservation – are things starting to fall apart?

Image: © Elephants without Borders, ©bush24, ©Keith Somerville Just over a year ago, stealing the title from Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, Professor Keith Somerville wrote a report entitled No longer at ease: clouds on the horizon for Botswana’s conservation success story after a research trip to the Chobe Enclave, eastern Linyanti, Maun and Gaborone. In it he pointed to the gradual growth […]