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FRONTLINE 05 Director’s Letter 06 News Update

OPINION 12 Simangele Msweli provides insight on how the youth in Africa can get involved in environmental conservation.

CONSERVATION 16 Kari Mutu pays tribute to

Richard Leakey, a remarkable paleoanthropologist and valiant wildlife conservationist.

19 Kang-Chung Cheng considers the benefits of reciprocal learning between pastoralists and ecologists to attain holistic land management.

23 Felix Patton examines the likely evolutionary effects of climate change on wildlife.

26 Kari Mutu explores how artists are using artwork to highlight environmental issues.

30 Jemma Batten throws light on how a mountain bike challenge has become an important fundraiser for the conservation of the Mount Kenya ecosystem.

BIODIVERSITY 32 Niels Mogensen, Femke

Broekhuis and Silantoi Saitoti report on the rise and fall of Masai Mara’s Famous Five coalition of cheetahs.

38 Lucy Vigne highlights the faunal treasures of Kakamega Forest and ponders on how best to conserve the unique forest.

43 In an interview with Cathy

Watson, NatureUganda chief Achilles Byaruhanga tells us more about birds and wetlands conservation in the country.

45 Researcher Laura Bertola explains why preserving genetic diversity is key to the effective conservation of lions.

SCIENCE AND RESEARCH 48 Michael Wenborn, Roger

Collinson, Vincent Nijman and Magdalena S Svensson report on a unique population of highlands elephants living alongside communities in the mountains of Namibia.

PADDOCK DIARIES 52 Brian Finch voices concern over some sinister factors disrupting the arrival of migratory bird species in East Africa.

BOOK REVIEW 56 Rupert Watson reviews

Flowers for Elephants: How a Conservation Movement in Kenya Offers Lessons for Us All by Peter Martell.

APRIL - JUNE 2022 | 5

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