Africa has the world’s youngest population, and by 2050 more than half of the population will live in cities. Throughout the world, a rapidly urbanising society is losing its connection to nature. With technologically enhanced, city lifestyles, people no longer need to know how to read the signs of the natural world, nor follow the rhythm of nature to subsist. And they are then less likely to notice, or even care, when things start to go wrong.
This growing disconnect with nature and lack of understanding of its complexity and significance is increasingly being seen as much of a threat to wildlife and natural habitats as the other more tangible threats.