How Climate Insecurity Could Trigger More Conflict in Somalia

Climate change can trigger conflict between farmers and herders in Somalia. Eric Lafforgue/Art In All Of Us/Corbis via Getty Images Andrew E. Yaw Tchie, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs Climate change effects such as droughts, flash floods, erratic rainfall, disruption to the monsoon seasons, strong winds, cyclones, sandstorms, dust storms and increased temperature are being […]

‘Sacred Forests’ in West Africa Capture Carbon and Keep Soil Healthy

Giant old trees in the rainforest at Campement de Kloto, Missahoe, Agomé in Togo, West Africa. Getty Images Michele Francis, Stellenbosch University In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These “sacred forests” are believed to be inhabited and protected […]

New Decisions by Global Conservation Group Bolster Efforts to Save Africa’s Elephants

African forest elephant in the Odzala-Kokoua National Park, Republic of the Congo. Photo by: Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Robin Whytock, University of Stirling and Fiona Maisels, University of Stirling Two big decisions have been made in the last few weeks in relation to African elephants that will have major implications for the […]