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Contradictory emergency measures to save two of Africa’s iconic pachyderms


The contradictory measures being used to save rhinos and elephants.

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5 things every bush girl should know


What it takes to be a bush girl.

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Giving it all up to travel Southern Africa as a family


A Durban family packs up and heads for the open road!

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Which snake is Africa’s deadliest?

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Which snake is Africa’s deadliest? As it turns out the most venomous isn’t the deadliest.

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Hogs lend muscle to Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

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More than fifty riders from H.O.G. (Harley Owners Group) roared into Stellenbosch this morning to join hundreds of marchers in the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, along with marchers and riders in 134 cities around the world. Africa Geographic’s

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A world without elephants? Blame China.

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Who is to blame for the continued trade in ivory? China? America? Thailand? Japan? Vietnam? Africa?

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World Cup beauty loses modeling gig after hunting photo outrage


Belgium teenager, Axelle Despiegelaere, loses modeling contract with L’Oreal, a cosmetic giant that: “no longer tests on animals,” after controversial hunting photograph, of her with a dead oryx, emerges during the World Cup.

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Five reasons you should see wild lions


“Wild lions are Herculean” according to Michael Schwartz. In this blog he give five reasons why these apex predators are the king of the megafauna in Africa.

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Awesome advertising helping Africa’s wildlife

Advertising Agency: Ogilvy, Paris, France

Will the power of worldwide advertising give a voice to the voiceless and help save Africa special wildlife. These Ad campaigns provide a very thought provoking and emotional trip regarding issues like poaching, extinction and wild animal abuse.

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Legacy of a Conservation Giant

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On 21 May 2014, Dr. Anthony Hall-Martin succumbed to cancer, leaving a conservation legacy that will resonate for generations to come.

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Enter the Mzanzi Trophy for the African adventure of a lifetime

This could be the adventure you’ve been looking for. The Mzanzi Trophy is an exhilarating road trip unlike any other.

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The 25 best guides in Africa


Safari guides hold it in their hands to make or break dreams, yet finding a good one can be vexing for the uninitiated. Graham Boynton has spent 18 months traveling through the bush with guides in 6 countries to come up with this list of his 25 top safari guides.

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10 funny signs from Africa!


A selection of bizarre, confusing and down-right hilarious signs from around Africa….

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50│50: Anniversary Season: Episode 4


Featured news on 50│50 30th Anniversary Season: Episode 4, 16 September 2013 including lions at Mountain Zebra Park and the GAP program to raise water awareness.

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Ivory, Apes and Peacocks

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As promised in my previous post, I have finished reading wildlife film-maker Alan Root’s rollicking autobiography. It’s taken a while, I know, what with magazine deadlines and other office-related matters, but what a roller-coaster ride of a book this is.

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Prince William Backs African Conservation Awards

Prince William and Harry Visit Botswana - Tusk

HRH The Duke of Cambridge has agreed to support a new annual award scheme that aims to celebrate outstanding achievement in the field of African conservation. Tusk, the African conservation charity of which Prince William is Royal Patron, has established

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Education To Stop Poaching?

Rachael Murton who heads up the Elephant Orphanage Project talking at the Dorchester to raise awareness of elephant poaching

Bbbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. A low rumble resonated in my ears as I shut my eyes. Just for a second I thought I was back in Africa, but the round of applause that erupted brought me back into the room. Rachael was beginning her

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2012 Round-Up: The top 10 posts from the AG blog

Listen to these dassies, quirky nature

Over the year we’ve published a variety of on-the-ball news stories, funny animal antics, photography sequences and general interest pieces. This is a round-up of the most-visited blog posts of 2012… 10. Did you know that dassies can sing?  Stand-Up Comedians  showcases

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Seasons Greetings!

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Twenty-Four Tonne Ivory Siezure a New Record

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Africa’s elephant population is still taking a beating, as the latest ivory seizure in Malaysia confirms. On the 7 December, port authorities confiscated two containers of cargo declared as ‘wooden floor tiles’, after a tip-off that the containers were in

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The 10 Best Wildlife Sightings of 2012

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Africa Geographic has published and distributed some of the most amazing wildlife sightings during the course of the year. Here are 10 of the best…   1. Leopard Gets Quilled in the Kruger! “The leopard continued to try and attack

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Stand-up comedians – listen to these dassies!

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Listen to this.  It certainly had us laughing in the office! When I first heard that rock dassies (or rock hyraxes if you like) sing I will admit to reacting with a good deal of scepticism, if not downright

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Ode to the Impala: a photo essay

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So I’ve been thinking about what to write about on my first blog for Africa Geographic for about 2 months now…I’m normally overflowing with stuff to write about and share but this time I almost got ‘stage-fright’. Well, I’m over that now and

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Suspects confess to massacre of seven rhino in North West Province!


Three individuals involved with the massacre of seven rhinos in the North West Province of South Africa have been arrested and subsequently confessed to carrying out the incident. Pelham Jones, a conservationist involved in gathering evidence from the crime scene

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12_11_12 Wharam elephants #2

I remember as a young boy doing a school project on elephants; this is when I found out so many cool facts. I thought I would share some of them with you as we tend to take these magnificent creatures

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Vulture Culture – 6 Little Known Facts

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Perhaps due to their ugly bald heads, vultures have always gotten a bad rap in my books. They also show up quite often in animated films as the bringers of bad news or an indication of trouble. However, if you

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