Overkill: The race to save Africa’s wildlife
- describes the history and extent of human impact on the world’s wildlife (marine included), good and bad;
- it examines, in particular, the status of wildlife in Africa – the world’s last great megafaunal sanctuary;
- and it questions whether Africa’s wildlife has reached its lowest ebb and whether it is about to witness the turn of the tide?
The author sounds a note of cautious optimism: conservation initiatives have gained a new urgency in the 21st century, and governments in Africa and elsewhere are showing increasing resolve to tackle poaching. Vast transfrontier parks, many still in development, have the potential to provide a sustainable habitat for the continent’s megafauna.
If we can muster both local and international support, name and shame the rogue nations, and build a practical conservation model that does not conflict with human needs, then Africa’s wildlife can perhaps be saved.