The following ran in The Namibian on 24 May, 2018.
HUMAN-LION conflict is becoming a hot-button issue in north-western Namibia. Reports of Kunene lions killing livestock and being translocated or destroyed have generated considerable national and international coverage. Social media, in particular, has followed a predictable pattern: Farmers are intolerant. Lions are disappearing. We are destroying our natural heritage. While many of the reports are credible, they miss the forest for the trees.