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Destinations, News, Travel & Lifestyle, Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls drying up? Fake news versus fact

Victoria Falls is not running dry, despite what some international news media keep telling us. Here are the facts.

Zambezi mine
News

Breaking: copper mine in Lower Zambezi NP cancelled

The planned open-pit Kangaluwi copper mine in Zambia’s Lower Zambezi National Park WILL NOT proceed, says the Zambian government

Research, Wildlife

Animals’ eyes are the windows to their survival strategy – research

Read about the research done to find out why lions don’t have ‘normal’ cats’ eyes and what determines the shape and function of animal eyes.

northern white rhino
Conservation, News, Wildlife

Saving the Northern White Rhino: Third Embryo Successfully Created

International scientists and Kenyan conservation authorities have successfully created the third viable embryo of the near-extinct northern white rhino. The global initiative has taken yet another step in the long journey to pull this subspecies back from the brink.

Conservation, Opinion Editorial, Research, Wildlife

Communities delivering conservation impact & wildlife recoveries

Opinion: Communities are delivering significant conservation results equivalent to those of government parks and reserves.

Wildlife

Killifish – suspended animation & shortest lifespan of any animal with a backbone

The killifish is a survivor that scientists are desperate to learn from. Using suspended animation to survive being entombed in dry mud, combined with the shortest lifespan of any animal with a backbone, killifish could unlock secrets to human ageing.

Elephants in Majete Wildlife Reserve, Malawi
Research, Wildlife

Conservation needs diversified approaches – opinion

Scientists suggest alternative land-use models to trophy hunting – models that are more inclusive of local people.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Greater Kruger sightings: The arrival of the wet season

Catch up on the latest wildlife-viewing highlights from the team at Tinstwalo in the Greater Kruger’s Manyeleti Private Game Reserve.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

A leopard hunts baby warthogs

The sombre reality of nature comes to the fore in this account of a mother leopard and her cub killing tiny warthog piglets.

Conservation, People, Wildlife

Finding and training tomorrow’s conservationists

This lodge is giving back to the local community by supporting the education of children in wildlife and conservation.

Poaching, Research, Wildlife

Lion poaching: Escalating demand for claws and teeth

The escalating demand for lion teeth and claws in Asian markets is driving the increased poaching of wild lions, says report.

Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

The fabulous frogs of the Greater Kruger

Very little compares to the sound of the African bush on a summer’s night. One of the most intriguing of those sounds are the electronic-sounding beeps, bips and bops emitted by some of our smallest and most numerous inhabitants – frogs.

Birds, News, Poaching, Wildlife

Another mass vulture poisoning raises alarm in South Africa

Yet another mass vulture poisoning raises alarm bells that deliberate poisoning of vultures for belief-based use is on the increase, say experts.

Competitions, Events, Multimedia, Wildlife

The winner of our Best Video Clip 2019 competition

Announcing the winner of our Best Video Clip 2019 competition! Take a look to see who has won the $500 prize!

Research, Wildlife

Elephant poaching decimates key Gabon reserve

Elephant population in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park have been decimated, with 25,000 being poached in 10 years (80% reduction), says research results.

Elephant
Animal Encounters, News

Tragedy as elephant kills woman in Laikipia, Kenya

A 36-year-old woman has been trampled to death by an elephant at Ol Arabel Forest, on the borders of Baringo and Laikipia counties, Kenya. 

News, Wildlife

Large herd of elephants seen in Nigeria’s war-torn northeast

In an exciting discovery, a previously-unknown herd of 250-300 elephants has been spotted in Nigeria’s far northeast corner, making it the first reported sighting of elephants in the region since the Boko Haram insurgency began a decade ago.

Research, Wildlife

Leopard hunting: CITES quotas not sustainable, say researchers

CITES trophy hunting quotas for leopards are arbitrary and not sustainable, says research. Read here to find what the 3 researchers recommend.

News, Wildlife

Smoked baby chimpanzee on hotel menu, says NGO

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

Competitions, Multimedia, Videos

Top 6 video clips of 2019

Our Best Video Clip 2019 Top 6 list is out! Take a look to see who stands a chance of winning our $500 prize!

Rhino poaching
News, Poaching, Wildlife

Rhino poaching continues to escalate in Botswana

Rhino poaching in Botswana has escalated alarmingly, with 13 rhinos being killed for their horns in the last two months, and a total of 31 since October 2018.