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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

GRI Britius and Cosmas copy

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

Do hunters conserve wildlife?

©Pacific Southwest Region USFWS

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

Giraffes join the herd at Lake Mburo National Park


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


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

Wild dogs and big cats under threat


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

"Poaching is like water – it moves to the path of least resistance. When one area is better patrolled, poachers go elsewhere so we have to keep the pressure on." Photo, Kenneth C. Coe

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


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


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


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.

Managing the lion and the lamb

©Dr Niki Rust

A new method of anonymous online participation gets farmers and conservationists to agree on how to reduce conflict between livestock and carnivores in Namibia.

Video: The fight to save pangolins


Watch this video to learn more about the pangolin – the most illegally traded mammal in the wild.

Nominate conservationists for the Tusk Awards

The 2015 Tusk Awards finalists

The Tusk Conservation Awards are calling for nominations for people you think are achieving notable conservation success and deserve recognition!

Anti-hunting lobbyists cost Namibia dearly


Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism says that anti-hunting lobbyists cost the Namibian government US$650,000 last year after pressurising the United States government on the legal auction of a black rhino hunt.

Eland re-introduced to Cape Flats nature reserves

©City of Cape Town

Vital for the conservation of plant species and ecosystems, eland will be re-introduced into nature reserves on the Cape Flats – an area that was historically part of their natural range.

Prince William awards conservationists in Africa


Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, celebrates the remarkable work of three of Africa’s pioneering conservationists at the third annual Tusk Conservation Awards.

Why you should care about thickets

Knysna lourie © Adriaan Grobler

A thicket is a dense, almost impenetrable tangle of trees, shrubs, and vines, that is home to a host of biodiversity. Here is why you should spare a thought for thickets.

Hunters hold African wildlife to ransom

©Michael Lorentz

What is the world’s wealthiest hunting organisation and the South African Department of Environment discussing behind closed doors?

Facts about fishing and seabirds this World Fisheries Day

A hake trawler with tori ines © Peter Chadwick

Taking a moment to reflect on the commercial fisheries that feed millions of people every day, but also consider the impacts of the fishing industry on marine ecosystems and seabirds.

The end of canned lion hunting looks imminent


PHASA disassociates itself with canned lion hunting establishments as Blood Lions documentary makes waves in European parliaments.

6 things the Botanical Society is doing for plant conservation

CPUT students in the cycad garden at Kirstenbosch where there's currently a dinosaur exhibit to raise awareness about the plight of the cycad which is at risk of extinction. © Catherine Browne

6 things the Botanical Society is doing for plant conservation and 6 ways you can support them.

30 years of eco-education at Lapalala


Over the past 30 years, the Lapalala Wilderness School has been a breathtaking outdoor classroom, where children and young adults are exposed to nature.

A green journey to employment with the Botanical Society


The Botanical Society of South Africa shares the inspirational journey of one their new employees.

Get a 2016 calendar of beautiful birds


Here’s the perfect green gift: a 2016 calendar of South Africa’s birds – proceeds of which go to Birdlife South Africa.

Trophy hunting: a conservation concept vs. the reality

© Patrick Meier

A look at trophy hunting as a conservation tool vs. the reality of what is really happening on the ground.

Celebrating 10 years of conservation in the Cape Winelands

© Janine Avery

The history, and the future, of conservation and wine in South Africa’s Cape Winelands.

The illegal wildlife trade is the elephant in the room


Prince William reflects on the illegal wildlife trade and how conservation is about people, not just animals.

Tracking desert-adapted rhino in Namibia with Save the Rhino Trust


An incredible opportunity to spend time in Namibia with Save the Rhino Trust and an examination of why the small team have achieved significant success.

Bloody tsetse flies and Kingsley Holgate’s return to the source of the Zambezi


Adventurers on the Heart of Africa expedition battle with the continent’s best little conservationists – the tsetse flies – while the source of the Zambezi brings back memories for Kingsely Holgate.

Opposing sides join forces to save rhinos


An announcement made in Cape Town could mark the first step in reaching consensus on saving rhinos.

South Africa’s ban on rhino horn trade contested

© File, AFP

The world’s largest white rhino breeder has applied in the High Court in Pretoria to set aside the government’s ban on rhino horn trading.

Fair Trade Tourism to beef up certification criteria for voluntourism


Fair Trade Tourism certification criteria to address the potential exploitation of children and captive-held wildlife within the voluntourism sector.

Joint plan to save the rhino launched at Cape Town event

© Janine Avery

Lobbyists who are both for and against the legalisation of the trade in rhino horn join forces to present their joint plan to save the rhino.

Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit: women protecting wildlife


The Black Mamba Anti-Peaching Unit is the first of its kind. The majority of the team are women who not only are protecting wildlife but are educating communities that live on the boundaries of Kruger.

Bandit, the dog that protects rhinos and elephants


A very special anti-poaching dog working in Tanzania has been trained for conservation efforts by a British NPO working to prevent the extinction of the elephant and rhino.

The race to rescue a snared rhino calf

Bahati was captured by a camera trap, the snare visible around his neck

A young rhino called Bahati has been caught in a snare, which he has managed to snap but which has left him with deep wounds that needed to be treated as soon as possible. The Kenya Wildlife Service and rangers have been tracking him since Thursday morning but haven’t been able to find him yet. Keep your fingers crossed for this little rhino and prey he gets the treatment he needs soon!

Curious Khumbula the elephant


A very special elephant has charmed his way into hearts and taught a dissertation student at Pongola Game Reserve just how important it is to protect and conserve elephants across Africa.

Cape mountain trail set to become one of world’s top hikes


Arguably one of the world’s more extreme hiking experiences, the 650km hiking trail named the Rim of Africa is the longest mountain traverse in South Africa.

A hunting ban reportedly saps a village’s livelihood

Clockwise from top left, Cecil the lion; William Moalosi, a farmer and former hunting guide in Sankuyo, Botswana; an elephant in Botswana; and Othusitse Ndozi in Sankuyo, a village that used to get a steady income from hunting. Top left © Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, via Associated Press; Other photographs © Joao Silva/The New York Times

Since Botswana banned trophy hunting two years ago, remote communities have been at the mercy of growing numbers of wild animals that are damaging livelihoods and terrifying villagers.

Dogs aiding conservation in Namaqualand


Anatolian shepherd dogs in the Namaqualand National Park – an innovative project aiding in conservation.

The keepers of South Africa’s threatened plants


Meet the people who are monitoring and conserving South Africa’s threatened plants and find out how you can join their team!

7 photos that will have you chomping at the bit to go on a horse safari


Saddle up and read the reasons for why a horse safari with The Ant Collection is such a unique experience.

Rwanda names 24 baby mountain gorillas

A baby mountain gorilla is held by its mother on Mount Bisoke volcano in Volcanoes National Park, northern Rwanda.
©  Ben Curtis, AP

Thousands of people gathered in a town just outside of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to name 24 young gorillas in a ceremony that highlights their need for protection.

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