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July 9, 2019

Zimbabwe
Wildlife Conservation in Africa, Outrage in the West, and Cecil the Lion

Four years ago, on July 2, 2015, a Minneapolis Dentists killed a well-known Lion, Cecil, in a Zimbabwe trophy hunt with a bow and arrow. Cecil was something of a star in the developed world.

A man dressed as Cecil the Lion on a subway platform in New York.

July 7, 2021

Latin America
A Socially Conservative Left Is Gaining Traction in Latin America

The electoral strength of the right is pushing Latin America’s leftists away from progressive causes.

Pedro Castillo speaks to a crowd

June 11, 2014

China
African Wildlife Conservation and Kenya’s Wildlife Policy Act

This is a guest post by Mrs. Joan Sikand, Esq. She has served as development coordinator of the Wildlife Foundation since its inception in 2000. She has been a member of Friends of Nairobi National P…

Africa - Kenya wildlife elephant

July 7, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Biden’s Middle East Trip, Meeting With AMLO, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Israel, the West Bank, and Saudi Arabia and prepares for a meeting with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom reacts to the resi…

Podcast U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is greeted by Saudi Foreign Minister Price Saud Al-Faisal upon his arrival at Riyadh airbase from his 2011 visit as Vice President

September 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tackling the Illicit African Wildlife Trade

Trafficking and poaching wildlife are a growing scourge for Africa, posing a threat to governance and even security for some nations, write CFR’s John Campbell and Allen Grane.

June 12, 2015

China
Bans on Wildlife Trade Gaining Steam

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. At the end of May the Chinese government announced that following a one year ban …

Elephant Sunset1

August 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway

African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.

The U.S. Secretary of State stands with his hand held out while giving a speech at a university in South Africa.

December 30, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Tracking the Traffickers: Stopping the Wildlife Trade at its Source

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. On December 8, the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, announced the creation of t…

Ivory Transport

August 10, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

April 12, 2022

Women and Women's Rights
Krithi Karanth: Can India Simultaneously Protect the Environment and Promote Development?

India’s conservationists face increasing challenges as the country prioritizes economic growth over environmental protection.

Image of Krithi Karanth.