Saturday 27 June 2020

Who Killed Rafiki

As the world mourns the killing of Rafiki, a popular silverback Mountain Gorilla from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, it is time for the world to wake up to the fact that grey areas in conservation need nuanced understanding and immediate attention. While we have traditionally been quick to blame poaching and poachers, the wildlife conservation narrative around the world needs to go past that, and address the social issues that drive wildlife crimes. This Mongabay interview of Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, a conservationist working on Mountain Gorillas, sheds timely light on many such 'grey areas' in conservation in Uganda, the knowledge of which can be applied to many such cases in India and around the world.  

Comic from my Gocomics page

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