As human populations boom across the African continent, it has become ever more essential to provide remnant wildlife populations with a connecting landscape between fragmented protected areas.
Professor Claudio Sillero, Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) Canid Specialist Group (SG), shares his thoughts about how focusing on carnivores as umbrella species can help multiply the impact of conservation efforts for a wider range of species.
The great conservationist Aldo Leopold once said “To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”
How do you prioritise lemur conservation actions when 95% of the 113 known lemur species are threatened with extinction?
Supported by IUCN’s Tiger programme, Sanjay Gubbi works with communities in Karnataka, India to generate lasting practical solutions based around coexistence with wild tiger populations. An award-winning conservationist, Gubbi shares his experiences illustrating how protecting tigers has brought benefits to other species in these complex landscapes.