Craig Packer: Lions Now So Endangered Fencing May Be Only Solution

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Contemporary Commentary

Craig Packer is the best lion man in the world, from all that I’ve read and seen, and I’ve seen a lot on trips into the mud-hut regions of Tanzania tracking man-eaters and tracing the bleeding edge of animal-human conflict in the Selous. 

Packer has spent nearly 40 years studying the big cats, and he’s embraced everything from working with big game hunters to flash-bang grenades to try to stop the inevitable onslaught of civilization.  

It’s still not working. And when Packer — the least alarmist conservationist I know — blows a whistle, it’s worth noting. 

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