Category Archives: wildlife

‘White gold’: Kenya’s black tale of greed

The three ‘C’s – commerce, colonialism and criminalisation of indigenous hunting – created the illegal poaching and smuggling networks in Kenya In the first blog on Kenya’s role in the international ivory trade, I concentrated on the current picture and … Continue reading

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Where poppies blow

Melissa Harrison in The Financial Times reviews ‘Where Poppies Blow’: What an interesting man John Lewis-Stempel is. A farmer, nature writer and historian, he has written extensively on the British military and the First World War; he won the 2015 … Continue reading

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