Category Archives: Guerrilla Warfare

Wildlife Conservation Game Theory

This post considers how board games can be used as enjoyable, interactive educational tools to teach key themes in topics such as wildlife conservation. Board games, war games and online games have been around for some time. While many of … Continue reading

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A brave Colombian

While Colombia’s ‘peace process’ moves slowly forward, the damage caused by the decades of conflict to the country’s environment and ecology will take equally long to repair. During those years of conflict, not just involving the Leftist FARC-EP (Revolutionary Armed … Continue reading

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Another Casualty in the Battle to Protect Mountain Gorillas

News has emerged that the director of Virunga National Park, Emmanuel De Merode has been shot and is currently in a critical but stable condition in hospital. It is reported (BBC news and Yahoo News) that his vehicle was ambushed … Continue reading

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Colombian shadows

This is the third and final mini-profile of people working in conservation in the shadow of Colombia’s recent turbulent past. Julia Gorricho has worked in environmental protection and biodiversity conservation in Colombia since 2004, beginning when she assisted with the … Continue reading

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First casualty of war

Re. post ‘Bird’s Eye View of the Middle East’. There is no doubt that the first casualties of conflict are the animals – think ‘War Horse’. I remember in the mid-Eighties flying in to Renamo leader Afonso Dhlakama’s HQ camp … Continue reading

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Conserving the Peace

Media coverage of the M23 rebellion in eastern DR Congo has largely faded away in recent weeks, as is so often the case with Congo, but the Marjan Centre maintains its ongoing interest and focus on the region.  This time, … Continue reading

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M23 in Congo: bring in the Yellow Berets

The recent defection of troops to Bosco Ntaganda, for whom the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant, and their formation into the M23 rebel group has brought conflict back to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hundreds … Continue reading

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