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Man guilty of shooting hadeda

© Derek Keats

Man found guilty of animal cruelty after shooting and injuring a hadeda with a pellet gun.

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Generation Y and saving lions

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Jacalyn discusses the flaws of Generation Y when it comes to issues worth fighting for such as canned lion hunting.

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Good shark karma in Cape Town

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Fortune cookies for the future of South Africa’s sharks

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Rediscovering the Cape Peninsula

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A recent educational photographic tour around the Cape Peninsula helps Chris appreciate the beauty of his home town.

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Looking at zebras in a different light

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A casual sundowner in the Kruger turns into an outstanding photographic opportunity as some zebras kick up the dust.

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A red tide making the sea sparkle

© Clive Wright Photography

When the sea sparkles and shines due to a smelly red tide…

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Natural Splendours of South Africa

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Planning a holiday to South Africa? Find out all you need to know about the rainbow nation according to renowned photographer Gerald Cubitt.

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Plants, stars and animals in Anysberg

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Roxanne Reid tells us what to do in the in the succulent Karoo.

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A solar powered road trip: Bloemfontein to Cape Town

Swellendam to Cape Town.(Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix)

The UKZN team comes first out of the South African teams in the SASOL Solar car race.

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A solar powered road trip: Pretoria to Bloemfontein

Colesburg to Graaf-Reinet.(Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix)

Follow South African university students in the 2014 Sasol Solar Challenge.

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CapeNature staff act fast to save rare pangolin

A closer look at the rare ground pangolin.  © CapeNature

Ground pangolin rescued by CapeNature in the Western Cape.

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A cat fight

© Marc Lindsay-Rea

A lone lioness is attacked by a pride’s dominant male.

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Photographing a python take down

© Marc Lindsay-Rea

A python proves that its bark-like camouflage scales are just as bad as its bite when it kills a turtle dove.

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R2 million worth of equipment donated to Kruger’s Ranger Corps

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Survival equipment to the value of R2 million was handed over to Kruger’s Ranger Corps by Unitrans Volkswagen’s Unite against Poaching Trust.

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Giant flag to mobilise job creation in the Karoo

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The Giant Flag project, launched in the Karoo. harnesses several streams of environmental, social and economic activity in a bid to break the cycle of unemployment and poverty in the Camdeboo Municipality.

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Collared leopard shot in Northern Cape

The same leopard shot in October 2014 © Landmark Foundation

Landmark Foundation’s collared female leopard shot has been shot by a farmer in the Northern Cape.

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Flower power at Rocking the Daisies

© Bronwyn Mccarthy

Jeremy Loops, Good Luck, the Rudimentals, Al Bairre, MGMT, Pascal & Peace – what got Rocking the Daisies 2014 rocking.

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Australia to ban import of lion trophies from South Africa

© Ian Michler

A permanent ban on the importation of lion parts, including trophies, is planned by Australia in an effort to put an end to South Africa’s lion breeding industry.

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Sanctions to be imposed on Johannesburg Zoo due to sitatunga incident

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Johannesburg zoo’s PAAZAB membership has been terminated due to the sitatunga incident

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Molewa launches rhino project

The government is looking for partnerships to create 300 000 new jobs in the green economy, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says. © Volksblad

Environment Minister Edna Molewa announced the official launch of the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project.

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Appreciating South Africa through photos

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Will Kent talks about some of the experiences he had in South Africa as a volunteer.

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Leopard coin gives conservation a boost

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Printing money for conservation

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New Knersvlakte Nature Reserve proclaimed on National Heritage Day

Knopies are one of the remarkable types of plant found in the Knersvlakte.
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Growing awareness towards plant conservation with the declaration of the new Knersvlakte Nature Reserve in South Africa.

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Quitting my job to become a field guide

Jaq Terblanche

Jaq on quitting a high paying job to study at bushwise to become a field guide.

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Secret panel will decide on future of South Africa’s rhinos

© Michael Lorentz

The monumental decision of whether to legalise rhino horn in South Africa is to be decided by an undisclosed Panel of Experts.

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Ruthless rhino poaching syndicate rounded up by Hawks

The alleged rhino poaching syndicate boss, sits in the back of a Hawks vehicle, 19 September 2014, after being arrested in the Pretoria Norcourt du

South African rhino poaching kingpin arrested.

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Savvy SA citizens save Rhino in Kruger

Delise Powell, Haley Dahl, Yolande Larkan © Haley Dahl

Three heroic women save a black rhino by reporting poachers to Kruger authorities.

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Swimming under the radar

The giant redfin Pseudobarbus skeltoni feeding in a riffle in the Krom River in du Toitskloof © Craig Garrow

Grahamstown researchers discover a new species of redfin minnow

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South African rhinos, a matter of political will

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The rhino debate in parliament – hot air being blown around a well air-conned room.

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The renosterveld has found a home

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Saving endangered plant species with the opening of Renosterveld Research and Visitor Centre in Overberg.

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Fishing for finches in the Kgalagadi

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A grey heron uses a local waterhole as his fishing ground for finch food.

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Rhino orphan seeks solace from humans in the Kruger

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Exhausted orphaned rhino looks for comfort with cars in the Kruger.

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Meerkat pups and a puff adder

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A meerkat story worthy of a ‘Meerkat Manor’ episode and an award for bravery.

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Joining hands to rescue a wounded wild dog

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An African wild dog that was shot in the ear in the Waterberg, has successfully been released.

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Kruger – lions, kingfishers and on foot with ellies

Too close, too personal. This hippo was a few meters from me at one of the pools on the Biyamiti River.

Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.

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Black-breasted snake eagle in the Kgalagadi

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A black-breasted snake eagle is dive-bombed by a drongo in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

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Giraffe hits head on highway bridge

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A giraffe dies on the N1 highway near Centurion in bridge accident

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Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

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Breaking news: in what seems to be a recurring trend, another elephant has been poached in the Northern Kruger, close to the Zimbabwe and Mozambican borders.

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Wild riders at the iSimangaliso four Day mountain bike challenge

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Get off the beaten track on your mountain bike and experience the treasures of South Africa first world heritage site at the iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day

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Kariega Game Reserve photographic safari

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Guests comment on a successful photographic expedition to Kariega Game Reserve

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The upside of being a bottom feeder

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Jackie explains the reason for coprophagy, the consumption of feces, in Pilansberg hippos behaviour.

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Rhino poacher sentenced to 77 years in prison

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KwaZulu Natal rhino poacher gets 77 years in prison after killing three rhino carves

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WATCH: a live cheetah birth

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A rare and wonderful opportunity to watch a live cheetah birth at Hoedpspruit Endangered Species Centre, South Africa

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Fun and games with jackals, doves and sandgrouse

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Turns out watering-holes in the Kgalagadi are a great place to grab food on the wing if you’re a black-backed jackal

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DoE says: “Canned lion hunting is legitimate”

People during the global march against canned lion hunting on March 15, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Campaign Against Canned Hunting (CACH) hosted the event s part of their campaign to see an end to the legalised hunting of wild lions in South Africa. Thousands of participants gathered in cities across the country to raise awareness against the practice. (Photo by Gallo Images / Foto24 / Mary-ann Palmer)

The status of South African wild lions goes up for debate.

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Sanparks employee kills hippo

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SANParks employee hits a hippo in the Kruger National Park as he rushes to see his sick mother.

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