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Winners announced for the Rhino Conservation Awards

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Honouring those that put their lives, resources and time on the line to eradicate rhino poaching in Africa, here are the winners of this year’s Rhino Awards held in Johannesburg.

Video: Adorable lion cub with its mom

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Watch this short but ridiculously cute video of a lioness and her cub interacting as they cross the road in Kruger National Park. Get ready for your heart to melt!

Blood Lions – a film exposing the brutal exploitation of the king of beasts

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We interview wildlife campaigner Ian Michler, and filmmaker Nick Chevallier about their new film, Blood Lions.

iSimangaliso winning the war against poaching

iSimangaliso confiscates skins and carcasses

With four recent successes, iSimangaliso Wetland Park sets a great example in combatting wildlife crime.

Ebola, visas, economy cause drop in South African tourism

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Ebola, economic decline and new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals to South Africa.

12 adorable baby animals in South Africa

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Go gaga over this selection of adorable baby animal photos taken in South Africa.

South Africa’s Street Food Festival

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Cow cheeks, mielies, samoosas, shisa nyama, bunny chows, gatsbys, rotis and vetkoek are all on offer this year at South Africa’s Street Food Festival!

Protecting South Africa’s biodiversity

Rhino calf with its mother

Prosecutors in South Africa are being educated on environmental legislation to be better equipped to combat the illegal wildlife trade.

Come dine with me (leopard special)

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A lion and hyena share a serving of kudu.

Horrifying moment when tourist was mauled by lion

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Photos and funeral following fatal attack in a lion park in South Africa.

Diving deep into South Africa

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From game driving to scuba diving, South Africa proves that there’s much more beneath the surface.

Five top dive sites in South Africa

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With a spectacular stretch of coastline, South Africa has everything to offer as a world-class dive destination.

The leopard and the lamb

Up close to a leopard kill

A distant leopard sighting develops into an exciting close encounter.

Proceeds from photograph will go towards preventing poaching

Leopard by Joubert

Percentage of auctioned photograph to be donated for the protection of rhinos.

Kapama game drive with lion cubs and a pangolin

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As luck would have it – lion cub and pangolin sightings in the same game drive.

Rhino horn trade debate will fuel poaching

Rhino taken by Conservation Action Trust

By working on a proposal to CITES to legalise trade in rhino horn, South Africa could actually be fuelling rhino poaching.

No safe harbour for Cape fur seals

Cape fur seal in Kalk Bay

Cape fur seals under threat from pollution in Kalk Bay harbour.

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.

Mala Mala limbo

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More than a year after ownership of the luxury Mala Mala game reserve in Mpumalanga changed hands in a R1-billion land reform deal, the community given the land has yet to benefit.

Road-tripping around Swaziland

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Newly-weds Jeff and Kerryn set out with their trust Landy, named Andy, on a bumpy road-trip around Swaziland.

Honeymooning around South Africa

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Jeff & Kerryn honeymooning their way around South Africa.

How the internet affects South African’s holiday plans

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The internet has changed the way in which South Africans travel.

A Kgalagadi safari in pictures

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Photos of a three week safari in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Rhino Wars: South Africa’s record hike in poaching

What future do rhinos face? And why is the multi-billion-dollar poaching industry continuing to grow?

Saving the endangered blue crane – do your bit

How you can get involved in saving South Africa’s national bird – the blue crane.

South Africa and Mozambique drag their feet over rhino protection

Ten months down the line little appears to have been done to consolidate the memorandum South Africa signed with Mozambique covering rhino poaching.

South Africans save great white shark

South African’s save a great white shark after it was caught by a fisherman’s hook in Plettenberg Bay.

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.

Rhino poaching hits SA economy

The scourge of rhino poaching is hitting the South African economy, says the WWF.

Buffalo bull market worth millions

All about buffalos, their increasing value to the hunting community and the size of their horns.

Improving your landscape photography

Felix Reinders tells us how to take landscape photographs that are postcard-perfect.

Natural Splendours of South Africa

Planning a holiday to South Africa? Find out all you need to know about the rainbow nation according to renowned photographer Gerald Cubitt.

Injured tourist speaks well of South Africa

A touching letter about South Africa’s people from a Dutch tourist that was injured while kloofing at Drupkelders in Knysna.

Secretarybird dies, leaving behind valuable conservation information

BLiNG, the famed secretarybird that was fitted with a GPS tracking device, has died but he leaves behind valuable conservation information for BirdLife South Africa.

From South Africa to Botswana by cable car

There are many examples of interesting border crossings in the world but few can be as exciting as gliding between South Africa and Botswana across the legendary Limpopo River by cable car.

Europeans opposed to canned hunting explore ways of banning trophies

Conservationist Ian Michler met European lawyers, politicians, NGOs and the media this month to discuss ways of introducing a ban on the importation of canned lion hunting trophies into Europe.

New SA visa rules for children put on hold until June 2015

The implementation of South Africa’s new visa rules for children travelling to and within South Africa’s borders has been postponed until June 1, 2015.

South African politicians weigh in on rhino poaching

As an indication of the severity of the rhino poaching scourge South Africa’s National Assembly held a debate on the subject titled: “Rhino poaching and its impact on our heritage”.

Free access to South Africa’s National Parks

Locals can enjoy free access to South Africa’s National Parks from Monday, 8 September 2014 until Friday, 12 September 2014 as part of the annual South African National Parks Week.

Why I love Kruger

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

Illegally imported sitatunga euthanised

An illegal shipment of eight sitatunga antelope which arrived in South Africa after a gruelling journey by road and air from the Prague Zoo via Frankfurt on Friday morning, 1 August 2014 have been humanely euthanised.

Black-breasted snake eagle in the Kgalagadi

A black-breasted snake eagle is dive-bombed by a drongo in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.

Wild riders at the iSimangaliso four Day mountain bike challenge

Get off the beaten track on your mountain bike and experience the treasures of South Africa first world heritage site at the iSimangaliso MTB 4 Day

DoE says: “Canned lion hunting is legitimate”

The status of South African wild lions goes up for debate.

Call for trade embargo against Mozambique for failure to address poaching issues

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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.

White-backed vultures mating in the Klaserie

Chloe, recalls her uniques experience: seeing the endangered white-backed vultures mating in Klaserie Private Nature Reserve.

Africa Geographic

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