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Protecting nature to foster local solutions to global challenges

Protecting nature to foster local solutions to global challenges

In this post we explore how Mali’s new Biosphere Reserve fits into an important global picture of the critical need for natural areas. This need has been made more evident by the COVID-19 pandemic that has raised awareness of how degraded ecosystems increase human vulnerability to catastrophic events.

Remembering the legacy of Corporal Souleymane

Remembering the legacy of Corporal Souleymane

We are sad to announce that Caporal Souleymane Tangara, a member of our Mali Elephant Project’s Anti-poaching Unit, was killed by jihadists when responding to an attack on UN personnel in Douentza. To honor his legacy and provide support to the family he leaves...
Mali’s elephants get a new ally

Mali’s elephants get a new ally

While poaching ravished wildlife in much of Africa, not a single elephant has been poached in Mali since the new Malian Combined Army-Ranger Anti-Poaching Brigade was deployed six months ago. Now, our field team has added three new furry members to the crew. Join us...