Category Archives: Central African Republic

The nature of militarization (3/final)

Does militarisation within conservation work? Clausewitz’s famous dictum of war being an extension of politics by other means applies equally to the ‘militarization’ of counter-poaching. Firstly, the increasing privatisation of counter-poaching inevitably means there is a loosening of controls by … Continue reading

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Cat and mouse on the ‘frontline’

By Stephane Crayne; this is his last ‘blog’ from the Central African Republic (CAR) after recently leaving his position as WWF Technical Advisor in Sangha Sangha park. One of the last places on Earth where prehistoric forests exist is now … Continue reading

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Six degrees of impunity

Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.4  from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict and poaching are thrown ‘out of the window’ and moral relativity is the … Continue reading

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Thresholds of ‘acceptability’

Background: ‘mega-poaching’ relates to ivory and rhino-horn and the Central African Republic (CAR) is the ‘frontline’. Dispatch No.3 from the CAR outlines how text-book ideas of conflict and poaching are thrown ‘out of the window’ and moral relativity is the … Continue reading

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