Namibia News

From ‘Silverbacks’ to Systems Leaders: Rethinking African conservation leadership (commentary)

Conservation efforts in Africa, and many other parts of the world as well, need to prioritize leadership development as a focal strategy. Leadership development opportunities need to be made accessible to individuals who need them most - which often means ensuring they are locally customized and available to those who cannot afford to decamp to academic settings overseas for extended periods of time.
Giraffes at sunset. Photo by Francois Deacon.

Disappearing giraffes

Sadly, it is not a magician’s illusion, but a genuine plummeting in giraffe numbers across Africa. After a two-year effort spearheaded by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, members of the International…
Giraffes at sunset. Photo by Francois Deacon.

Top nature pictures of 2013

Transitioning to a non-profit model means that I'm spending less and less time working in the field these days, but I still managed take some photos in 2013, adding more…

Cheetah don’t overheat during hunts

Study finds that contrary to popular opinion, cheetah don’t overheat during hunts. But their body temperature rises after successful hunts due to stress that another predator may seize their prey.…