Posted on February 20, 2019 - 10:59am
If you fly over parts of Tsavo today—and I challenge anyone to do so, if you have the eyes for it – you can see lines of snares set out in funnel traps that extend four or five miles. Tens of thousands of animals are being killed annually for the meat business. Carnivores are being decimated in the same snares and discarded.
Posted on August 3, 2015 - 7:10am
We reported on Laurence Frank’s lion and hyena preservation programs back in 2009 – and on his generally gloomy perspective on the odds for African wildlife. Some things have happened in the intervening four years, however, to make the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology emeritus associate’s disposition a little sunnier.
Posted on May 28, 2013 - 12:52pm
In Kenya, it seems everyone has a favorite Laurence Frank story.
In his book, A Primate’s Memoir, baboon researcher Robert Sapolsky recalls encountering Frank in the Maasai Mara in southwestern Kenya. Sapolsky describes Frank as “Laurence of the Hyenas,” a wild man who stalks through the bush at night, oblivious to danger, using infrared vision goggles to study large carnivores.