Mother Africa is in crisis. Poachers have decimated its once-formidable herds of elephants, lions and rhinos. Rainforests are being burnt into charcoal. Coral reefs are blasted by dynamite fishing

The basic building block of civilization and a healthy world — biodiversity — is under existential threat. In a continent desperate to grow out of poverty, development trumps conservation, even as it decimates irreplaceable natural treasures.
Working with media houses and independent filmmakers, the distinguished faculty of the Graduate School of Media and Communication will train local journalists to research and produce compelling in-depth reports on Africa’s most urgent environmental crises.