African Conservation Telegraph                     

                                 Volume 11    Issue 3 – November 2016

                                     Editorial – Wildlife Trade in Africa

When, why and how Africa became a conduit for global wildlife trade are open-ended questions. In fact, elephant ivory and rhino horn mostly sourced from Africa are the top selling illegal wildlife products across Southeast Asia. Our conservationist of the month, Grace Ge Gabriel, debunks the myth about legal ivory with years spent campaigning against wildlife trade in China.

Noss and Ingram focus on the hunt for sustainability with a synopsis of three recent papers on the subject. Monica Morrison writes about a new partnership to preserve legacy wildlife research in Botswana.

The ACCB 2016 was a memorable conference and Israel Borokini summarizes the events. SCB Africa Section thanks our hosts, organizers and attendees for the good show of strength for our Section.

Kambale Nyumu reports on his research study on bushmeat consumption in DRC and it is just the tip of the iceberg. Clara Bocchino gives an account of an alternative conservation voice for the communities at the CITES.

This is the second anniversary issue of the ACT, and we thank our readers for making it possible. We are together in this journey to highlight contemporary conservation issues of Africa. The next issue is due January 2017 and is planned as a special issue on the climate change in Africa. As always, we look forward to your contributions.


Murali Pai                                                                                                                                           

Israel Bionyi                                                                                                                                                  
Assistant Editor

Murali Pai is editor ACT and Israel Bionyi is assistant editor ACT and communications specialist at Douala, Cameroon.