When Dr. Joseph Tobias saw how big the bird which had just flown over his head was, he had just assumed it was an eagle. After all, no other bird in Ghana could be so large. He was wrong. The Imperial College researcher was the first to see a Shelley’s eagle owl in the wilds of Ghana since the 1870s.
Mohan's research underscores an uncomfortable truth: Human activity is invigorating a plant that only afflicts humans (and some other primates). The plant also thrives in areas where humans live, or have lived.