A Leading Elephant Conservationist Was Just Shot Dead, Adding to the Long List of Environmental Defenders Killed This Year

Wayne Lotter, a wildlife conservation leader, is the latest environmental defender to be killed in 2017; he was shot in the head last Wednesday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Lotter was a director and co-founder of the PAMS Foundation, a conservation organization that has been pivotal in the anti-poaching movement across…