Wildlife conservation is not just an issue for animal lovers and environmentalists. Animals are essential for healthy ecosystems and ecological stability. When these change or are disrupted, it affects the well-being of every living thing on the planet, including humans, which makes conservation a human issue.
Africa is one of few places in the world where the natural world is still relatively untouched by human activity. However, with poaching on the rise, habitats being destroyed, and the illegal wildlife trade gathering speed, it is on the fast track to becoming another casualty in the pursuit of profit and power.
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.