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Natural history

White-bellied pangolin pups in Nigeria

White-bellied pangolin pups, rescued from an animal market in Lagos, desperately need help from Namibian pangolin expert Maria Diekmann

Natural history

Rescued pangolins given a rare second chance

Seven rescued pangolins rehabilitated and moved to a new home that is secure and ready to once again play host to pangolins

Decoding science, Natural history

Secretive forest species such as giant ground pangolins and Congo peafowl revealed by camera traps in DR Congo

Secretive forest species such as giant ground pangolin, Congo peafowl and cusimanse revealed by camera traps in DR Congo.

Coronavirus
News

NEWSDESK: Elephants kill 2 Zimbabweans + US$74bn Chinese wildlife trade explained + Coronavirus link to bats and pangolins (new research from China)

Elephants kill 2 in Zimbabwe + US$74bn Chinese wildlife trade explained + Coronavirus link to bats and pangolins (new research from China)

Jessica Nabongo eats pangolin
Natural history, News, Poaching

Video: Instagram influencers eat pangolin in Gabon – call it ‘armadillo’

Instagram influencers Jessica Nabongo and Sal Lavallo ate pangolin in Gabon hotel

Natural history, News

Video: Three pangolins returned to the wild in Malawi

Good news as three pangolins have been successfully released back into the wild in Malawi after being confiscated.

Natural history, Poaching

Saving trafficked pangolins, one release at a time

A story about releasing trafficked pangolins back into the wild, thanks to a dedicated team of people fighting to ensure the survival of these threatened creatures.

Natural history, News, Poaching

DRC president torches ivory and pangolin scale stockpile, releases parrots

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Sunday set light to an ivory stockpile to highlight the problem of poaching in the central African country.

Natural history, People, Poaching

My fight to save Liberia’s pangolins

Two steps forward, one step back in pangolin conservation. Liberia is a country in West Africa that has overcome civil war, battled through the Ebola crisis and is currently recovering from the impacts. But there is one more issue to confront – the illegal wildlife and bushmeat trade.

Natural history, People

Giant rats: A pangolin’s best friend

The pangolin, the world’s most trafficked animal, might have just found a new best friend – the African giant pouched rat.

Destinations, Kalahari, Natural history, People, South Africa

Pangolin research in the Kalahari

Little is known about how pangolins might cope with the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate. A PhD researcher is therefore investigating the body temperature, diet, and activity patterns of free-living ground pangolins in a semi-arid environment in South Africa.

Natural history, Poaching

Pangolin trafficking: Research reveals new routes

A recent study has revealed that pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new global trade routes every year to avoid law enforcement agencies.

baby-pangolin
Uncategorized

Protecting pangolins with the Tikki Hywood Trust

The Tikki Hywood Trust is an organisation that focuses on the conservation of lesser known endangered animals. Their flagship species is the pangolin which, after languishing in relative obscurity, has found its way into mainstream media as the most trafficked animal in the world. What is the Tikki Hywood Trust? The Trust is a wildlife-based …

Natural history

A closer look at pangolins and the pangolin men

Imagine the possibility of walking with pangolins. Adrian Steirn’s recent photographic series The Pangolin Men captures a unique and exceptional scenario of beasts and men.

Natural history

Do or die – deciding the pangolin’s fate at CoP17

To date the pangolin has remained under the radar of mainstream conservation campaigns, but the pangolin’s plight is indeed a global one.

Natural history, Poaching

A very special pangolin rescue

Two pangolins are rescued from poachers in Mozambique.

Black bellied pangolin
Uncategorized

Hand-rearing a black-bellied pangolin

Joel Gunter meets a critically endangered black bellied pangolin.

Photo Galleries

Pangolin

A collection of the finest images of the rare & elusive pangolin. The world’s most trafficked animal, pangolins face serious survival threats

Natural history

Fascinating Pangolin Facts

Get to know more about the pangolin, one of Africa’s most elusive creatures

Natural history, Poaching

Chinks in the pangolin’s armour

How pangolins end up in medicine, on menus and electric fences.

Natural history, Poaching

The Luckiest Pangolin Alive

The story of a little pangolin who’s making a big difference.

Natural history

The birth of a pangolin

This is Roxy, the most amazing mama Cape pangolin in the whole world.

Natural history

Striped hyena – the forgotten fourth hyena

Striped hyenas lurk in the shadows, shy and elusive. They are seldom seen, poorly understood and may answer our questions on hyena evolution

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Opinion Editorial

Comment – teamAG – Friday 05 November 2021

Comment – teamAG – Friday 05 November 2021

Comment - teamAG
Opinion Editorial

Comment – teamAG – Friday 15 October 2021

Comment – teamAG – Friday 15 October 2021

Natural history

Crossing the human-wildlife barrier

Crossing the human-wildlife barrier – is it ever okay? Three positive African examples involving a pangolin, a blesbok and a clan of hyenas

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Winners

Our 2021 Photographer of the Year has come to a glorious finale as we present the best submissions. The winner and two runners-up will share the princely sum of USD 10 000 and join their partners and our CEO Simon Espley and his wife Lizz on the ultimate private safari in Botswana, where they’ll take …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Finalists

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Top 101 – Gallery 1

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 20

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Poaching

Banks must help fight illegal wildlife trade

Banks can help fight illegal wildlife trade but their failure to identify the financial footprints of poaching syndicates results in lost opportunities to disrupt trade – new research

Illegal wildlife trade

Lions bones and bullets – bones for sale

Industrial lion farming and illegal trade – Lions Bones & Bullets uncovers how industrial-scale lion farming has adapted to reduced trophy hunting by exporting lion bones to Asia

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 14

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 10

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 9

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 7

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Natural history

African Wildcat

African wildcats are one of Africa’s “Secret 7” – tough little cats are just as untamed and fierce as their iconic big cat cousins

Opinion Editorial

CEO note: A poached rhino carcass & the takeaway food wrappers

CEO note: A poached rhino carcass & the takeaway food wrappers

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 5

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

Natural history

Aardwolf

The aardwolf is one of the most specialised carnivores on the planet – eating termites – and the undeniable black sheep of the hyena family

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2021 Weekly Selection: Week 2

Fantastic images from our Photographer of the Year 2021. Enter now to win US$10,000 cash and a Botswana safari

News, Uncategorized

Paradise is closing down: The ghastly spectre of oil drilling and fracking in fragile Okavango Delta

Okavango Delta under threat as oil drilling and fracking loom on the horizon after Canadian company tests massive prospecting concessions

Destinations, Gorongosa, Mozambique, Photo Galleries

GORONGOSA IN IMAGES

Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique is a place of abundance; one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth – for the safari connoisseur

Opinion Editorial

CEO note: Strawberry leopard + here be dragons + living next door to a poacher

CEO note: Strawberry leopard + here be dragons + living next door to a poacher

Natural history, Poaching

Cycads: Are you living next door to a poacher?

The most endangered living organisms in the world today are not rhinos, elephants, or even pangolins – they are plants called cycads

Poaching

Donkey smugglers profit off wildlife trafficking routes

Cross-border donkey smugglers in Zimbabwe and Botswana are operating pipelines used for ivory, pangolins and Covid-19 contraband

Chinko
News

5,5 million hectare Chinko basin in CAR now under African Parks management

5,5 million hectare Chinko basin now under African Parks management – 25 year agreement signed with Central African Republic government

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 23 – Gallery 3

These fantastic images from entrants to Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year will have you contacting AG to arrange your next safari.

Natural history, Opinion Editorial

Farming wild animals – is China the model for South Africa?

Farming wild animals is a big industry in South Africa but not near the Chinese scale. Should SA follow China’s lead, as it seems to be doing?

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 22 – Gallery 3

These fantastic images from entrants to Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year will have you contacting AG to arrange your next safari.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 17 – Gallery 1

These fantastic images from Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year will have you contacting them to arrange your next safari and packing your bags

Coronavirus
News, Opinion Editorial

Coronavirus has finally made us recognise that illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue

The global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade.

News, Opinion Editorial, Poaching

COVID-19: Will African governments now crackdown on illegal wildlife trade?

With COVID-19 killing people and wrecking economies, will African governments at last treat wildlife trade as a serious issue?

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 15 – Gallery 1

These fantastic images from Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year will have you contacting them to arrange your next safari.

Decoding science, Hunting, Poaching

What exactly is CITES and how does it work?

CITES was established to regulate the international trade of animals & plants, to avoid the over-exploitation of endangered species

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 13 – Gallery 2

Africa Geographic’s 2020 Photographer of the Year has produced another exceptional weekly selection – see the gallery here

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 13 – Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing. There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2  📷 A ring-tailed lemur shows off its impressive tail. Anja Reserve, Madagascar © Timothy Portas 📷 A white-bellied tree pangolin …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 10 – Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2020, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing. There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Gallery 2   📷 A tiny foraging field mouse. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Alice van Kempen 📷 A leopard in dappled …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 9 – Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, with a stunning safari prize provided by Djuma Private Game Reserve, is now in full swing and open for submissions! There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here:  Gallery 2  📷 A leopard leaps between branches. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania © Alice …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 6 – Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now in full swing and open for submissions! There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2  📷 A large bull meets an elephant calf. Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa © Charmaine Joubert 📷 Springbok during a dusty sunrise. …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 5 – Gallery 2

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now in full swing and open for submissions! There are two galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other gallery click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1 📷 A ring-tailed lemur suns herself while her baby keeps a firm hold on her back. Berenty Reserve, Madagascar © Beverly Houwing …

News, Opinion Editorial

Smoked baby chimpanzee on hotel menu, says NGO

Smoked baby chimpanzee on the menu at prominent DRC hotel, says NGO.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2020 Weekly Selection: Week 2

Our Photographer of the Year 2020 is now open for submissions! Here is the first gallery of entrants: 📷 A spotted hyena pops its head out of the carcass of a giraffe that had died while giving birth. Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya © Nitin Michael 📷 “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust”. A bull elephant …

News, Poaching

Malawi: On the frontline in the fight against illegal wildlife trade

Malawi may be one of the continent’s most peaceful nations, but it is currently locked in a fierce battle to protect some of the world’s most threatened species of wildlife.

Destinations, Gonarezhou, Travel & Lifestyle, Travel diaries, Zimbabwe

Gonarezhou – Land of Giants

It was pitch dark and a bit chilly as I made my way cautiously to the outside privy, scanning the inkiness with my head torch for predators and things that go bump in the night. There had been plenty of hippo and elephant activity all night, and so I was wary. And there she was, …

Botswana, Destinations, Hunting, Natural history, Opinion Editorial

Opinion: The untold story behind hunting in Botswana

Hunting in Botswana: Human-wildlife conflict scientist takes a deeper look at whether the historic hunting ban was good or bad for elephants and people.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Winners

MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO: For six months of every year this achingly beautiful display of Africa’s splendours dominates our lives, and my team and I bask in the glow and challenge of selecting each week’s best images to share with you. Until finally, in May, we select the ultimate winners. What a process! This year …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Finalists

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now closed for entries and we are excited to announce the Finalists! Only one week to go before we announce our winners! THE FOLLOWING GALLERY OF FINALISTS IS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER  

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Semi-finalists: Gallery 2

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is ow closed for entries and we are excited to announce the Semi-finalists! Only two weeks to go before we announce our winners! There are two galleries showcasing the Semi-finalists. To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 1 The following gallery of Semi-finalists is in no particular order. ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Semi-finalists: Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is ow closed for entries and we are excited to announce the Semi-finalists! Only two weeks to go before we announce our winners! There are two galleries showcasing the Semi-finalists. To see the other gallery click here: Semi-finalists Gallery 2 The following gallery of Semi-finalists is in no particular order. ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Top 101: Gallery 3

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now closed for entries and this week we will look at the first of our finalists: The Top 101! There are four galleries showcasing the Top 101. To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1, Top 101 Gallery 2, and Top 101 Gallery 4. ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019: Top 101: Gallery 4

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now closed for entries and this week we will look at the first of our finalists: The Top 101! There are four galleries showcasing the Top 101. To see the other galleries for the Top 101 click here: Top 101 Gallery 1, Top 101 Gallery 2, and Top 101 Gallery 3. ALSO IN THIS WEEK’S ISSUE …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection: Week 22: Gallery 4

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now closed for entries and this week we will look at the last remaining entries chosen for the Weekly Selection galleries. There are four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other galleries for this week’s selection click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 1, Weekly Selection …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2019 Weekly Selection: Week 18: Gallery 1

Our Photographer of the Year 2019 competition is now in full swing and there is only a month left to go before entries close! There are four galleries showcasing this week’s Weekly Selection. To see the other three galleries for this week’s selection, click here: Weekly Selection Gallery 2, Weekly Selection Gallery 3 and Weekly Selection Gallery 4. ALSO IN …

Natural history, News, People

New research study looks to empower Namibian communities to champion environmental conservation

A new environmental research and education organisation will work with rural communities in Namibia to promote nature and wildlife conservation.

Natural history, News, Poaching

Detecting wildlife cybercrime

Being able to identify transactions involving restricted species, and conversations happening about them, will assist law enforcement in the fight against wildlife trafficking.

Natural history, People, Travel & Lifestyle

SA adventurer returns after 50-day all-women conservation expedition

50 days, four countries and 11,235 km later, South Africa humanitarian and eco-warrior, Carla Geyser, has returned home having led a successful international all-women conservation expedition into Southern Africa.

Natural history, People

To end wildlife trafficking, engage with local communities – study

The international donor community and governments have invested heavily in fighting illegal wildlife trade, but so far, they haven’t succeeded in ending rhino poaching. New research from UCT shows that for these initiatives to succeed, local communities – many of which live in or near protected areas – need to be involved.

Botswana, Destinations, Hunting, Natural history

Botswana’s president addresses the issue of game farms and hunting in Botswana

Botswana’s president addresses the issue of game farms and hunting in Botswana.

Natural history, Poaching

REST – Rehabilitation & Conservation in Action

The morning sun was starting to make us sweat as we sat on the ground in a circle and waited. There wasn’t a breath of wind as small puffs of pale-yellow dust rose into the air, kicked up by four inquisitive creatures who were making their way towards us. Slowly but surely, they got within …

Destinations, Etosha, Namibia, Travel & Lifestyle, Travel diaries

Etosha Through My Eyes

There is a distinct excitement in the air as we make our way through the Von Lindequist Gate on the eastern side of Etosha National Park in Namibia. The sun has just risen, dappling the leaves of the mopane shrubs lining the road in mottled shades of gold and green. Barely a few minutes into …

Natural history, News, Poaching

Investigating South Africa’s wildlife cryptotrade

A casual search of some of South Africa’s biggest online marketplaces shows just how easily endangered wildlife species are reduced to their parts – and how simple it is to sell them online while retaining anonymity.

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2018 Semi-finalists: Gallery 1

This gallery from Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year 2018 semi-finalists will have you dusted off your camera and booking your next African safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2018 Top 101: Gallery 4

Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year top 101 gallery will have you dusting off your camera and booking your next African safari with them

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2018 Top 101: Gallery 3

Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year top 101 gallery will have you dusting off your camera and booking your next African safari with them

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2018 Top 101: Gallery 1

Africa Geographic’s Photographer of the Year top 101 gallery will have you dusting off your camera and booking your next African safari with them

Natural history

The Sad 5: Endangered animals you don’t see in the headlines

With the lion’s share of international hype seized by flagship species, lesser known endangered animals seem to succumb to the shadows. These five species are among Africa’s most endangered, yet many people don’t even know they exist.

Destinations, Kalahari, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle, Travel diaries

Tantalising Tswalu: The Kalahari’s diamond in the rough

It was like a scene out of the movie Jurassic Park. You know, that adrenaline-fuelled, chaotic scene when the bad guys arrive on the island in their vehicles and speed through the bush while dinosaurs scatter out of their way as they hunt for the ultimate dinosaur trophy. Well, this was like that, except I …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year: Best Photos from 2017

December 1st marks the start of our Photographer of the Year 2018 competition! To celebrate the occasion, we have taken a stroll down memory lane to look back at our previous year’s winners and finalists. In this edition, we share with you the selection of world-class photos that made the finals of the 2017 competition. We …

Black-maned lion in the Kalahari
Destinations, Natural history, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle

South Africa’s top tourist attractions

If there was a checklist for the perfect travel destination, South Africa would tick most of the boxes. Famed for its amazing wildlife and landscapes, superb local cuisine, warm hospitality and great weather, (plus the added bonus that its affordable) it’s easy to understand why tourism is so big in South Africa.

Natural history, Opinion Editorial, Poaching

Rhino horn: Recipes for disaster

In the middle of the sixth mass extinction, when 50% of the living species are at risk of extinction due to the ever growing, destructive human hands, the six rhinoceros species are at the tip of the pyramid, among the most endangered species on Earth.

leopard peering into the camera with technology icon overlay
Destinations, Kruger, Natural history, Opinion Editorial, South Africa

Kruger: Is this the technological future?

Presently, we are able to instantly globally share everything we see and hear in Kruger and just about every other destination on earth. Animal sightings and locations are given in real time and we are able to send photos and videos across a host of social media platforms.

Vehicles joust for a good view of a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Destinations, Kruger, Natural history, Opinion Editorial, South Africa

Kruger: Impact of social media and mobile phones – good or bad?

Technology and social media have shaped the Kruger experience into something radically different from what it was ten years ago.

Botswana, Destinations, Moremi, Okavango Delta

Moremi Magic

What I miss most about fly-in safaris is the satisfaction of having journeyed. After all, the Swahili word ‘safari’ is derived from ‘safar’, the Arabic word for journey. Don’t get me wrong. For time-strapped holidaymakers, flying to your lodge saves time and offers a different perspective of the bushveld. But, there’s something immensely satisfying about …

Hunting, Natural history, Poaching

Hippo teeth: Hong Kong trade threatens species in Africa

Hong Kong has always been regarded as the epicentre of the global wildlife trade. It appears however that this trade is not adequately controlled by authorities and may lead many species to the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, many news headlines announce illegal elephant ivory and rhino horn trade being processed through Hong Kong’s borders. Many …

Natural history, News, Poaching

Exposing illegal ivory trade in China – the Shuidong Connection

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released a report detailing their almost three-year undercover investigation into the illegal ivory smuggling trade between China and Africa.

Natural history

Animals who need better PR

Certain underdog animals deserve better PR than they currently receive. Here are some that would appreciate your attention when you are next on safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2017 Finalists

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists – images that will have you grabbing your camera and booking your next safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2017 Semi-finalists Part 1

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists – images that will have you grabbing your camera and booking your next safari