On Monday the 16th of March 2015, two German travellers, Martin and Christin Kotthoff, led to the arrest of two ivory dealers near Kasane, Botswana.
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.
A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.
Zakouma National Park a picturesque conservation success story.
China has announced a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings amid mounting criticism over the country’s role in the annual slaughter of thousands of African elephants.
An update on the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) report that showed Tanzania as a key player in the illegal ivory trade.
DO Elephants Go To Heaven is a documentary that tells the story of elephants orphaned by poaching and culling and follows the tragic journeys of Zimbabwe’s captured baby elephants, destined for sale to zoos.
Photographs from the Chobe River by Africa Albida Tourism’s in-house photographer Claire Write.
Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals.
The secretive region of Chobe’s Linyanti is dominated by elephants.
Two wandering bull elephants which have been at large in the Lephalale region of Limpopo appear to be heading home to Botswana.
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.
Twin elephants born in Ruaha National Park at the end of the dry season.
Minister Khama talks about the strategies that have been put in place to minimise conflicts surrounding Botswana’s elephant population.
Encouraging everyone to get involved in the fight to save the planet’s natural heritage.
There will be no further culling of elephants in Kruger National park for population control because the new, “natural”, methods of managing them have severely curtailed the population growth rate.
Without committed policing and law enforcement Mozambique’s declarations of efforts to end poaching are little more than window dressing to gloss over the decimation of elephants.
Two young bull elephants engage in a gentle tussle in Kruger National Park.
Elephants mourn over a family member in Chobe National Park, but with death comes life.
During an early morning canoe safari guests to the Tongole Wilderness Lodge were recently thrilled by a spectacular sighting of a breeding herd of elephants.
A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years.
Botswana’s Chobe River is one of the best places to view and photograph magnificent African elephants.
A look into the illegal wildlife trade and how to reduce the demand that is fuelling the illegal poachers who take the lives of thousands of rhinos and elephants every year.
Elephants moving through the ash lands of Kruger after the fires. A selection of interesting photos, with very subtle colours and contrasts.
In light of the escalating elephant poaching crisis, and to commemorate World Animal Day on 4 October, a student cycling team in China is raising public awareness about elephant poaching.
The countdown to this Saturday’s Global March for Elephants and Rhinos has kicked off this week with the announcement of a fantastic, world-wide competition, valued at US$60 000!
Join us on a great walk through Tsavo as we come across elephants, lions, hyenas, crocodiles and much more…
The highest penalty ever imposed in South Africa for the illegal possession of ivory was handed down when a man was sentenced 10 years’ jail and a R5 million fine for possessing one ton of poached elephant tusks.
In just a few short weeks the world will be taking to the streets in support of our endangered, iconic wildlife species, courtesy of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, which takes place on World Animal Day – October 4.
Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.
On October 4 the entire world will be turning out in force in support of the planet’s most iconic, and threatened species; elephant and rhino.
Alamnyak Thaddeu has big plans for a bee-keeping project in his Loiborsoit community in Tanzania.
Who is to blame for the continued trade in ivory? China? America? Thailand? Japan? Vietnam? Africa?
In Africa today there are probably no more than 40 giant tusker elephants, in South Africa, the last of these giants live in Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal
“An elephant can’t resist a watermelon; it’s an easy job to lace it with deadly chemicals” when “a herd of elephants can cost you $10 000 in crop destruction in a night.” In order to help rural farmers and elephants alike KWS is translocating elephants to remote Kenyan reserves.
In order to create awareness about World Elephant Day on the 12th of August Africa Geographic has set up a photographic competition with excellent prizes to be won. May the best Elephant photograph win!
Namibia’s cabinet has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to allow the country’s security forces to be involved in the fight against poaching and other crimes threatening the country’s wildlife.
Dr Margaret Jacobsohn gives her thoughts on the Namibian desert elephant hunting debate.
A community elephant project in Tanzania has reduced elephant poaching numbers by more than half in two years. Martina Polley investigates how working outside of wildlife reserves is as important as working within them.
Tanzanian game ranger discusses his fears about the rise in elephant poaching in Selous Game reserve.
The Knysna Elephant Park and Elephants of Eden respond to the NSPCA animal cruelty charges issued against them.
Sharon Pincott, who worked for 13 years under the banner of The Presidential Elephant Conservation Project protecting the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe has announced that she has closed down her project.
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has laid animal cruelty charges against Elephants of Eden, the Knysna Elephant Park, for cruelty to elephants.
Criticisms have emerged following Edna Molewa’s, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, remarks on the ivory trade and how it relates to a possible trade in rhino horn.