Keith Somerville

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Professor Keith Somerville is a writer and researcher on human–wildlife coexistence and conflict, notably in Africa. A former BBC World Service journalist, he teaches at the University of Kent, is a member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. In 2016 he was awarded the Marjan-Marsh Award by the Marjan Centre for the Study of War and the Non-Human Sphere and the Marsh Trust. This award, for his book Ivory: Power and Poaching in Africa, is given annually to someone who has made an invaluable contribution to an area where conflict and conservation intersect. His latest book, Jackals, Golden Wolves and Honey Badgers was published in November 2022