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The struggle of the Kalahari people

A San family in traditional dress. © Aino Tuominen

In 1997, the government of Botswana began evicting indigenous San and Bakgalagadi people from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. Local and international advocacy groups have been fighting to enable the groups to return, arguing that the indigenous groups with traditional hunting and gathering lifestyles are far better able to preserve biodiversity than contemporary conservation approaches.

An interview with shark researchers: Monique and Chris Fallows

Chris Fallows has pioneered the photography and research of the flying Great White Sharks of False Bay near Cape Town.

An interview about African wildlife experiences with the husband and wife team who have pioneered the research and photography of the breaching great white sharks of False Bay.

400 wildebeest released in Kalahari

wildebeest

A German conservation organisation initiates the biggest animal release project in the Kalahari.

Kalahari lions

Spending time with the spectacular lions of the Kalahari desert.

One night in the Kalahari

Rachel Lang discusses her time in the Kalahari: from amusing hornbills and small scavengers to the night sky.

Botswana's Beautiful Beasts and Bushmen

Date: 6th to 12th January 2013 Location: Maun, Botswana to western central Kalahari, Botswana I arrived in Maun at around 16h30ish where I was meant to be meeting my friend Mike Penman.  I had no address, a few key locations that I

In Place Of A Tree

On a recent visit to the Kalahari area, we stayed at a private game reserve situated immediately to the north edge of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. There a few private reserves bordering the CKGR, and the one we visited

One lion, many habitats

Lions are one of my favourite animals (I have a few) but one of the reasons that I find lions interesting is their adaptability. The diverse habitats that are found in Botswana illustrate this well. In the south and central

Going on a scorpion hunt

Early one morning in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve, I came across this male honey badger. It was October and the very end of the dry season, which meant that the soil was baked hard and dry, but this didn’t

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