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A closer look at pangolins and the pangolin men

Imagine the possibility of walking with pangolins. Adrian Steirn’s recent photographic series The Pangolin Men captures a unique and exceptional scenario of beasts and men.

The effect of time and conservation at Nanzhila Plains in Kafue National Park

So exalted David Livingstone, having climbed up what is likely the Muchinga Escarpment of the Luangwa Valley of Zambia in 1866 and seeing the magnificence of the miombo woodland stretched out before his eyes.

The Askari Project: a Tsavo tusker conservation initiative

Ivory poaching continues to threaten elephant populations throughout the continent with recent census data indicating as few as 380,000 may be left in all of Africa.

Father Christmas surprises local school kids in Zambia at the Tongabezi Trust School

Tongabezi invites all guests to visit the local trust school and meet the young learners and teachers of Tujatane.

Football for a cause in Zambia

During the month of November 2016, Kafunta Safaris and the Mfuwe Sports Association supported the very first Carnivore Conservation Cup football tournament organized by the Zambian Carnivore Program and sponsored by the National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

Ivory trade: China to set date to close factories

Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.

Botswana bans elephant-back rides

From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris.

Mother Nature has a voice at Canon South Africa

Canon South Africa takes to heart its obligation to support environmental sustainability!

Brian Boswell Circus fights laws that protect elephants

Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities.

Cecil the lion’s legacy

In January this year, we at African Bush Camps updated our audience on the pride of Cecil the Lion- a beloved “king” and spectacular specimen who roamed Hwange National Park.

Gorilla tourism in Uganda is pro poor, responsible and eco-friendly

One of the important things any responsible traveler should know before going on safari is to understand where their money goes and whether it will reach the local communities!

Tusk Awards: Prince William honours Africa’s conservation heroes

Conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa.

Celebrating cheetahs this International Cheetah Day

The fastest animal in the world is racing towards extinction, with less than 10,000 species left in the wild. Celebrate cheetahs this International Cheetah Day!

Running for Wild Dogs – supporting an endangered African animal

A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.

A artist’s opinion on wildlife conservation from the heart

We all know that in working towards sustainable wildlife conservation, the value of wildlife for communities and countries must be intrinsically recognised and made use of to its fullest potential.

The plight of the turtles at Kenya’s Watamu beach

Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle

The death of elephants: ivory trading nations exposed

The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report.

Sylvester the lion becomes king of his kingdom in Addo

The country’s most famous lion, Sylvester, has taken the first step towards reigning supreme over his new kingdom at Addo Elephant National Park.

A successful rhino rescue

The poaching war on rhinos is unfortunately a very real threat to the species and every day men and women are risking their lives to fight back and save the ones that still remain in the African bush.

Video: rats are saving lives in Tanzania

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The US government will fund the training of a team of giant rats to combat illegal wildlife trafficking in Tanzania

A library for the children in South Luangwa National Park

Marula lodge in Zambia have opened a library for the local children to learn about the wildlife in South Luangwa

5 iconic wildlife species that need our help

These five species are in desperate need of protecting, before it is too late for their populations to bounce back.

Tourism does contribute to conservation

Looking at the ways that tourism contributes to conservation on a global scale.

Raise a glass to Cecil the lion

Enjoy a glass of wine in the name of Cecil the Lion, and help to support lion conservation in Africa.

I can’t afford to volunteer in my own country

Does the future look dark for local conservationists?

Meet 3 elephant angels

Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.

Protecting Kruger’s wild dogs

Help Kruger National Park in South Africa protect one of the most important populations African wild dogs.

Video: I am a ranger

The film I am a Ranger hopes to shine a light on some of the many unsung heroes working in conservation that are at the forefront of the war on poaching and conservation in Africa.

Bushmeat hunting alarmingly high in South Africa

A recent study shows levels of bushmeat hunting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa are alarmingly high.

Missing the Mark: African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits

An analysis by the US House Committee on Natural Resources shows that African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits.

Ben, the injured elephant gets follow up treatment at Bumi Hills

An update on Ben, the injured elephant who went in search of help at Bumi Hills.

Is crowdfunding the future of conservation?

After graduating from Bushwise, Carol Cerny has gone on to start her own crowdfunding campaign for rhino conservation.

Timbavati appoints new warden and general manager

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Bryan Havemann has recently been named as the reserve’s new warden and general manager.

Endangered African penguin killed as cars collide

Two vehicles were involved in a car accident in Simon’s Town, South Africa, killing an African penguin and injuring a second.

Thousands support conservation at this year’s EleFest

EleFest 2016, held to celebrate wildlife and conservation, was a great success.

Do hunters conserve wildlife?

A debate for and against the motion “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”.

Giraffes join the herd at Lake Mburo National Park

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15 Rothschild’s giraffes have been relocated to Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda.

A conservation journey through Africa

2 safari managers set off on an Africa conservation adventure to learn more about the continent’s wildlife protection efforts.

Support conservation education by volunteering at Ezemvelo

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Learn more about conservation and wildlife while getting hands-on experience with Ezemvelo’s volunteer programme.

Wild dogs and big cats under threat

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From habitat encroachment to trophy hunting and poaching, Africa’s predators are under constant threat. Find out what you can do to help.

Bicycle-powered cinema teaches children about wildlife

This bicycle-powered cinema project is using education to bring about a cultural evolution to conserve wildlife.

Zambia Great Elephant Census results announced

The results of the Great Elephant Census in Zambia show that the elephant population may be stable however there are large differences between different parts of the country.

Rhinos and elephants under threat

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Rhinos and elephants are in danger – find out more about what is threatening these precious creatures and what you can do to help.

Malawi’s president backs stop Wildlife Crime campaign

In honour of World Wildlife Day, the president of the Republic of Malawi pledged his support for the nation’s Stop Wildlife Crime campaign, highlighting the importance that is being placed on the crack down on the illegal ivory trade.

A hands-on rhino dart at Rhino River Lodge

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Rhino darting is a crucial part of rhino conservation and an unforgettable experience. Two lucky visitors at Rhino River Lodge managed to experience a rhino dart hands on.

Tackling illegal wildlife trafficking: It’s now or never

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With growing numbers in illegal wildlife trafficking, the time to act is now. Organisations from around the world are meeting to discuss what can be done to tackle the crime threatening our precious wildlife.

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