Video: Botswana’s Future Conservation Heroes

We went to Botswana with the aim of teaching conservation education and what we learned about children from disadvantaged communities was contrary to popular belief. These children were extremely smart, they had passion for wildlife, and also understood conservation issues. We learned that a large part of conservation education was connecting conservation to people’s lives.

Botswana’s Future Conservation Heroes

by Darian Hall & Fortunate M. Phaka We had the honour of being hosted by Limpopo-Lipadi nature reserve at their research house for 6 nights during July 2016. The main purpose of our visit was to join the reserve’s conservation education program as educators to 5 learners that were also afforded the privilege of spending

What the world thinks I do. What family thinks I do. What I really do; I’m a conservationist.

Written by: Fortunate M. Phaka What the world thinks I do. To the world I am a hopeless romantic head over hills in love with anything wild. My love is unconditional, always willing to lay my life on the line to save that one ancient tree or that rare butterfly. The world sees me as

The Southern African Drought and Its Flood of Dilemmas

The recent Southern African drought is considered one of the worst the region has ever experienced. Besides accelerated climate change there are other factors that contribute to worsening the effects of this particular drought. Some of these include water infrastructure that does not keep up with the region’s rapidly growing population and developments that confine

The Rhino’s Last Shot

Most efforts to save rhinos from extinction have been focused on protection and taking out the poaching foot soldiers; the people responsible for shooting rhinos and hacking off their horns. The rhinos’ last shot in race against extinction could be demand reduction campaigns, stricter laws and political will by concerned governments. This video was put

The Sixth Extinction–Changing Our Ways Now

People and wildlife will always have to compete for resources and space as long as people reside in areas where animals are also present. Some civilizations have had conflicts with the local wildlife, either from competing for resources or because of risks with livelihoods. Prime examples of wildlife skirmishes can be exhibited with the overexploitation