Africa's elephant population has fallen by around 20 percent in the past decade. To protect elephants, the animals have to become assets to those who live with them.
In order to preserve rangeland and ensure wild horses are protected, some form of population management is necessary.
As we consider the plight of the tiger, we ask whether commerce could be harnessed as a powerful ally for species conservation.
Michael `t Sas-Rolfes
Is wildlife breeding an acceptable conservation strategy?
South Africa has lifted its ban on domestic rhino horn trade, allowing sustainable horn to compete with poached horn on the market. Do lovers of rhinos have cause for optimism?
South Africa has legalized domestic rhino horn trade. This trade will make rhinos an asset to local people, ultimately aiding in this endangered species's conservation.
By assuming the liability of big cats in cattle country, conservationists can reduce human-wildlife conflict.
Wildlife conservation ultimately boils down to one word: incentives.
Fact: Destroying ivory and rhino horn could actually encourage poaching.