An interview with Major-General Johan Jooste, the man in charge of anti-poaching at South African National Parks.
Over the last month the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has welcomed two new orphaned elephants, rescued from well and a herd of cattle
Scott Ramsay’s travels take him to the Kruger National Park, a landmark area in the history of wildlife conservation.
An exciting showdown between an elephant and a pack of wild dogs at Zimanga Private Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu Natal.
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.
A Namibian professional hunter sustained multiple injuries when a young elephant bull attacked him in the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy.
Two international environmental organisations have called on the US government to implement trade sanctions against Mozambique for its official complicity in the ongoing rampant slaughter of elephants and rhinos.
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local’s view on the Namibian hunting debate.
The New Jersey State Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill banning ivory and rhino horn sales on Monday, making New Jersey the first state to take a definitive stand against wildlife trafficking.
Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.
African Parks has ramped up their anti-poaching efforts in DRC’s Garamba National Park after 68 elephants were poached using chainsaws and hand grenades.
A source inside the Namibian government has apparently leaked information about the sale of hunting permits for rare desert elephants as an effort to garner more votes.
The story of a Chinese conservationist who is working to determine China’s role in the elephant poaching problem and coming up with solutions that can be implemented across China and Africa.
The sickening footage of the shocking moment a sleeping elephant in Zimbabwe was woken up by American trophy hunters and shot.
Kafue National Park, spoken of as the lungs of Africa, is doing great things for conservation with their Elephant Orphanage Project.
The story of an elephant calf’s utter devotion to its mother in her dying days.
Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on 15 May 2014 the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years.
Incredible footage showing a mother elephant enacting a remarkable rescue for her tiny elephant calf who got swept away while crossing a rain-swollen river.
A political advisor from east China’s Zhejiang Province has been dismissed from her post on suspicion of involvement in ivory trading.
The recent thrust of elephant poaching in the DRC could emanate from the Lord’s Resistance Army base.
The story of a baby elephant rescue at Tarangire National Park in Tanzania.
Born Free USA has released a report that provides an accurate and complete picture of the depths of the infamous ivory trade, and its findings are truly alarming.
The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.
Steven Entwistle will walk over the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban wearing the standard diving dress of the early 1900s diver, weighing 70 kgs, to raise funds for the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization to help build the first rhino rehabilitation centre in Zululand.
This blogger recounts a magical experience with elephants in Amboseli National Park.
This video shows a young elephant calf charging a vehicle and then very quickly realising that this might not be such a good idea after all.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
It is with deep sadness and regret that Tembe Elephant Park has announced the death of Isilo the elephant. Isilo was the king of the elephants and wildlife in the Tembe Transfrontier Park on the South Africa/Mozambique Border and was known as the biggest “tusker” in Southern Africa.
This blogger comes across a strange situation in the Okavango; one dead crocodile, attached to one dead elephant.
A 10-day-old runaway baby elephant found herself in the front room of a ranch in Zululand, South Africa.The elephant is thought to have traversed 30 miles of nature reserve before ending up at the Thula Thula Private Game Reserve.
Die Burger reports that a group of Italian tourists were spotted approaching a large elephant at the Afsaal picnic spot in the Kruger National Park on Wednesday.
A group of twelve hyenas take on two lions in Botswana’s Chobe National Park for their share of an elephant kill.
A bull elephant has been making its way across commercial and game farms in the Hochfeld and Omitara areas of Namibia and has been the subject of concern after a recent advertisement surfaced to have the elephant hunted.
It is up to us to save elephants. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge, so in light of that here are 10 facts everyone should know about elephants.
Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50 | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 25 which airs on SABC 2 at 19h30 on 24 February 2014. Learn more about lion conservation throughout South Africa, get the inside story of the Kruger Park elephant incident and find out how to track big game on a bush walk.
The president of the Republic of Chad has announced the imminent destruction of his country’s ivory stockpile, amongst a range of elephant protection measures to be implemented as Chad takes the lead in the fight to protect central Africa’s savannah elephants.
Harrowing pictures of a lion single-handedly taking down baby elephant after a 30 minute chase.
Twenty-one new elephant calves have been sighted at Zakouma National Park in the Republic of Chad, marking a turnaround in the fortune of the park’s beleaguered elephant herds which had been decimated by poaching in recent years.
Shock footage has emerged of the most recent elephant attack in the Kruger National Park, which shows that two foreign tourists took unnecessary risk while on a self-drive safari.
In breaking news, the Landmark Foundation announced yesterday that they had photographs of a wild elephant in the Knysna forest, South Africa.
An elephant bull has been put down after it attacked a couple in the Kruger National Park on Monday, trampling their blue Volkswagen car.
South Africa is pushing hard for the legalisation of trade in rhino horn. With more than 20 tonnes of stockpiled horn the country stands to make a fortune if the CITES ban on the trade is lifted.
One killed every 15 minutes – an estimated 36 000 elephants were killed in the past year – for ivory carvings and trinkets. This is the reality of the African elephant. See how you can get involved in calling for a ban on ivory.
Dane, aged 8, tells us about his adopted elephant who lives in Kenya at the David Sheldrick orphanage.
The observation of wild animals interacting with their deceased relatives has been widely observed in nature but can this behaviour be considered anthropomorphic?