Finding Bàrà: History at an Empire Town
Bàrà was the burial site of the Aláàfin (King) of Ọ̀yọ́, ruler over the empire and its millions of subjects. “It is a spiritual site. When a new Aláàfin was to be installed, the Aláàfin-elect must come here to worship the past Aláàfins."
Is Extinction a Tragedy, or a Crime?
Crime and punishment in the illegal wildlife trades
Conservation’s Nervous Breakdown
I am firmly on Team Pupfish. But the sense of looming trade-offs is inescapable. The losses are already vast, and they have begun to trigger yet more losses. We can’t save it all. So how do we decide what to save?