Social media and technology have enabled a whole raft of young super talented and wildlife-passionate independent (short) filmmakers to showcase their skills. Here is one great example.
Mammas 2 comes out on Friday on Roku TV. It’s free for those interested in watching.
This was the result of all the hard work by the team at Musekese camp and Kasonso camp in Zambia's Kafue last year. Thanks to https://www.instagram.com/danigodwinphoto/ for highlighting this.
Greetings Forum Members,
The commendable work undertaken by organisations
like the African Parks Foundation and Frankfurt Zoological Society, which lead 'rescue', 'replenish', and 'restore' projects across Africa, deserves our applause. They are making a significant impact on wildlife conservation, tackling some immensely challenging situations in harsh environments.
A common observation in many of these initiatives is reintroducing or restocking one or more signature wildlife species linked with the specific area.
To quote the African Parks Foundation, their "wildlife conservation approach combines habitat management, wildlife reintroductions and translocations, monitoring programmes, as well as relevant research to inform conservation actions." This stance is not just rhetoric, but a talk they definitely walk by AP and others like the Frankfurt Zoological Society.
Now, let's delve into a discussion topic that might stir some interest:
If it was an option on the table, would you support the introduction of a species to an area where there's no recorded evidence of the species naturally existing, even if it appears to be a suitable habitat?
For instance, consider an introduction of the White Rhino into Zambia's Kafue National Park or maybe the introduction of Giraffes, which, while seemingly fitting, have no historical record of existence in this region.
To kick off the discussion, I'll offer my viewpoint: I would not endorse such an introduction, barring only an emergency measure to save a threatened population.
But what's your take on this? Your insights are highly welcomed. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
PS. Black Rhinos existed in the Kafue until the 60's/70's when poaching killed them off. Watch this space for more news of a planned significant reintroduction back to the Kafue Np).