My life as an elephant researcher

6:00 am – The day starts in STEP’s research camp with hot, strong coffee and fresh chapati prepared by Jose, our camp cook. Preparations of the equipment needed for fieldwork are carried out as breakfast is eaten. 7:30 – Kevin and I set off for Ruaha with the Land Rover packed full of our equipment,…

Nathan Wolfe: The jungle search for viruses

Virus hunter Nathan Wolfe is outwitting the next pandemic by staying two steps ahead: discovering deadly new viruses where they first emerge — passing from animals to humans among poor subsistence hunters in Africa — before they claim millions of lives.

The Responsibility Of Caring

In his home of Namibia, John Kasaona is working on an innovative way to protect endangered animal species: giving nearby villagers (including former poachers) responsibility for caring for the animals. And it’s working.

The Price Tag Of The Wildlife Trade

The price of animal parts is increasing over the price of gold and cocaine. After habitat loss, the illegal wildlife trade is the second biggest threat to animals.

Cathedral Of The Wild

“In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or “ubuntu” — defined as, “I am, because of you.” And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human…