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KZN to host 2nd Youth Rhino Summit

Kingsley Holgate to host a 'fireside chat'

Youth Rhino Summit to be held in KwaZulu-Natal with the aim of motivating the younger generation to speak out against rhino poaching and global wildlife crime.

Female cheetah successfully released in Gondwana

Collared cheetah release

Gondwana are happy to announce the successful transition of a female cheetah into the wild.

Plan B for rhinos

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Enjoy a talk in Cape Town that will discuss the solutions to saving rhinos.

What the Endangered Wildlife Trust is doing for threatened species

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The Endangered Wildlife Trust is dedicated to conserving threatened species and ecosystems in southern Africa.

A new black rhino calf for Lewa

Protected black rhino calf

Specialised rangers at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy protecting a brand-new black rhino calf.

Conservationists advocate sending rhinos to Texas

Relocating a white rhino from South Africa to Texas

With poaching at an all-time high, two conservation groups are trying to move 6% of South Africa’s white rhinos to Texas.

Critical elephant corridor rediscovered in North Kenya

Elephant in Kenya

GPS collars fitted on elephants give hope to conservation efforts.

On tour with the leatherback turtles of iSimangaliso

Leatherback turtle in iSimangaliso

These ancient mariners find protection on the coast of South Africa.

Ngorongoro Marathon a success!

Ngorongoro Marathon

The 8th Annual Ngorongoro Marathon was a huge success with the winner of the inaugural marathon going home with one million Tanzanian shillings.

Conservation in the Western Cape

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Preserving wildlife, protecting vegetation and uplifting the local community at Gondwana Game Reserve.

It’s not the end of the game for Namibia

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Chairman of the Kunene Regional Conservancy Association responds to the article: End of the game for Namibia.

Chocolate bunny helps save critically endangered rabbit

Lindt Easter gold bunnies to benefit the critically endangered riverine rabbit.

End of the game for Namibia

Having been involved in Namibia’s community-based conservation programme over the past 20 years, Christiaan Bakkes is questioning whether the programme is still the success it has been hailed as.

Nominations sought for rhino conservation heroes

Nominations have now opened for the Rhino Conservation Awards 2015.

Regeneration at Thuma Forest Reserve

The Wildlife Action Group Malawi is doing great things to save the Thuma Forest Reserve.

Biologist aims to grow synthetic rhino horns

Seattle-based biotechnology startup that hopes to grow rhino horns in a laboratory says it has already produced a batch of rhino horn powder.

Cape to Vic Falls cycle for Africa’s smallest waxbill

One man’s epic and daunting solo bicycle journey from Cape Town to Vic Falls will raise the profile of the tiny orange-breasted waxbill.

Chinese Embassy in Brazzaville donates to Odzala-Kokoua National Park

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, has donated US$100 000 to conservation in Odzala-Kokoua National Park for a new road.

Hunting for conservation

Russel Gammon discusses what every conservationist should be fighting for – both hunters and non-hunters alike.

A response to the hunting debate

A response from well-known conservationist Gail Potgieter on the hunting debate.

The story of the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust

A documentary that aims to showcase the beauty of the unique Lamu archipelago and the great work the Lamu Marine Conservation Trust has been doing.

A cheetah’s story: From tortured to treasured

Privileged to be home to the highly endangered cheetah, Samara also hosts a remarkable individual in Sibella the female cheetah.

Conservationists move to save wandering bull elephants

Two bulls elephants have crossed over to South Africa from Botswana, into an area where elephants haven’t been seen for about 80 years. The elephants are peaceful but have broken a number of fences and farmers have urged Limpopo’s Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism to destroy the elephants.

Warriors do battle at the Maasai Olympics

The Maasai Olympics is an attempt to engage young men, who might otherwise have been the ones hunting lions, and demonstrate that conservation can mean something to the Maasai people.

Africa’s most common bird viewed by agriculture as a major pest

Every year thousands of tons of wheat, millet and sorghum is lost as a result of millions of queleas devouring crops both from commercial and subsistence farmers.

Things are heating up in the Maasai Olympics

In the Amboseli ecosystem of southern Kenya a number of partners have come up with an innovative education program called the Maasai Olympics.

16 year old sells photos for rhinos

16 year old wildlife photographer, David Rosenzweig, is selling prints of his photos to raise money for Rhinos Without Borders.

Fashion for conservation

Redrhino is an exciting new fashion initiative in support of the nurturing and mentoring of the conservation leaders of the future.

Good news for Mozambique’s anti-poaching efforts

Peace Parks Foundation will be investing R30 million and offering material support and assistance to augment Mozambique’s anti-poaching efforts.

Swimming Lake Tanganyika for a great cause

14 intrepid and slightly insane aquatic conservationists will swim across Lake Tanganyika to help conserve its incredible natural beauty and biodiversity.

New CEO for SANParks

The South African Department of Environmental Affairs has congratulated Fundisile Mketeni on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of South African National Parks (SANParks).

Leopard coin gives conservation a boost

Printing money for conservation

Angelina Jolie to direct anti-poaching film about Richard Leakey

Angelina Jolie is to direct a new film about the celebrated palaeoanthropologist and conservationist Richard Leakey, and his battle to save the elephants of Kenya from the illegal ivory trade.

Nominees announced for Tusk Conservation Awards

Africa Geographic is proud to announce that Amy Dickman who wrote the ‘A Friend of the Enemy’ article in our online magazine’s Ruaha issue has been nominated for a Tusk Conservation Award.

World rhino day photo competition winners!

The finalists in Africa Geographic’s World Rhino Day competition including the ultimate winner of the Bushnell Binoculars.

So you want to start a rhino war?

On the release of his new book, Poachers Moon, Author and renowned conservationist Richard Pierce led a panel of experts discussing the rhino poaching issues.

Kicking goals for wildlife

Football, oryx, warriors – it’s an unusual combination but this is how Melako Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya is helping to secure the future of wildlife and communities.

African inspired art making a difference

Jacha Potgieter tells us how his African animal inspired artwork is raising awareness for conservation issues around the world.

Elephants, communities and conservation

Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.

Why I love Kruger

Janine Mare explains why Kruger National Park holds a special place in her heart.

Awards presented to celebrate rhino conservation

The Rhino Conservation Awards 2014 were held on the 31st of July 2014 in an effort to create awareness of rhino conservation issues while recognising exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting Africa’s rhino population.

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.

Jozini Dam swim for rhinos a success

Jay Azran successfully completed the first-ever attempt to swim 2.5km across the Jozini Dam along the South Africa–Swaziland border on Saturday 28 June 2014, braving hippos, crocodiles and tiger fish in the name of cross-border rhino conservation.

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.

The African mammal atlas

Knowledge of the whereabouts of many African mammals is outdated and based on unverified anecdotes. Filling this crucial gap in that knowledge is the main aim of MammalMAP – the African Mammal Atlas Project.

Hope for Cape vultures

A story about the hatching of one of the Cape vulture chicks at VulPro, a vulture conservation organisation in South Africa’s North West Province.

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