Protecting the nature we all rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods

Moditlo Game Reserve

South Africa

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Audio © Derek Solomon/Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 Previous Ecosystem

 Next Ecosystem

The white-breasted sunbird and common bulbul sing at dawn — joined soon after by helmeted guineafowl and arrow-marked babblers. As temperatures rise due to climate change, the fresh water that these and many other species — including humans — rely on is becoming scarce. This is driving more frequent conflicts between humans and wildlife as they compete for dwindling resources.