Craig Packer on poverty, poaching, and human-lion conflict

Professor Craig Packer of the University of Minnesota Lion Center is helping supervise this research. Below, find a link to a recent CNN story, where Packer guides our understanding of recent poaching and human-lion conflict in South Africa’s Kurger National Park.

“In the industrialized world, we view lions and elephants with affection and an enduring sense of awe. But all-pervasive poverty is the root cause of the conservation crisis in Africa — land is increasingly scarce, elephants trample crops and lions kill livestock and people.”

The story rhino poaching, elephant trampling and man-eating is even more compliacted. By Craig Packer.

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