• Fighting for the conservation of even the less-charismatic species

    September 9, 2019

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway September 09, 2019 “Tourists don’t pay to see a crab,” said Tatenda Dalu of the Department of Ecology and Resource Management at the University of Venda. He says charismatic animals – like the big five – tend to receive the focus of conservation activities due to the tourist dollars they attract but […]

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in African countries?

    August 24, 2018

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]

  • Fighting Corruption in Forest Conservation: Kenya’s Multi-Stakeholder Task Force

    January 28, 2018

    Psamson Nzioki January 28, 2018 Corruption and climate change are arguably the defining challenges facing the world today. Both problems – and their solutions – are interlinked. In particular, corruption is one of the driving forces behind deforestation and forest degradation, a major cause of climate change (according to the UN, deforestation and forest degradation […]

  • Tribute to Kanyonyi from Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka

    December 19, 2017

    Dr Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka December 19, 2017 Dear Friends It is with great sadness to inform you about the loss of one of my favorite gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Kanyonyi, the lead silverback of Mubare group who died on Friday night of 8th December 2017. Kanyonyi first fell off a tree, but while he […]

  • Opinion Piece: The World without Beans

    February 6, 2017

    Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) February 06, 2017 I, like millions of others in Africa, can’t imagine what it would be like to live without beans. Venture onto any small farm in Uganda at meal time, and I can guarantee you that you will find beans on your plate. […]