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Birds, Research, Wildlife

African grey parrots: How social media is facilitating both illegal trade and the fight against it

A recent study examines how social media marketplaces facilitate trafficking of endangered African grey parrots.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Samanyanga – the legendary big tusker of Malilangwe

A moving tribute to the magnificent tusker known as ‘Samanyanga’, of Zimbabwe’s Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve – by wildlife filmmaker and photographer Kim Wolhuter. Samanyanga died of natural causes.

News, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Katavi National Park takes radical action on hippos

Opinion by biologist: Controversial dam being built in Tanzania’s remote Katavi National Park to save hippos may have negative environmental consequences.

Animal Encounters, Wildlife

Let’s hear it for hippos!

Hippos play a very important role in maintaining the health of Africa’s rivers and lakes. Find out why here!

Conservation, News, Wildlife

Matusadonha National Park to be managed and restored by African Parks and Zimbabwe government

Zimbabwe’s iconic Matusadonha National Park will now be managed by African Parks and the government in a bit to secure the park and restore wildlife populations.

Akagera National Park, Destinations, Rwanda

Akagera National Park: The intricate link between conservation and community

Akagera National Park in Rwanda is a success story in the making – where wildlife conservation, tourism and community upliftment are one and the same.

News, Wildlife

Trade in elephant, giraffe and rhino: 3 African countries to take on CITES rulings

Three African countries are set to challenge recent CITES rulings so that they can trade in elephant, giraffe and rhino.

News

Large illegal logging operation uncovered in Mozambique

Security operation uncovers large illegal logging operation in Mozambique.

Destinations, South Africa, Wildlife

Things that go bump in the bush… a Halloween special!

Join the Garonga team around the campfire and learn more about the spookier residents and their dastardly habits… but be warned, these creepy creatures will get your Halloween chills up and running!

Destinations, South Luangwa, Travel & Lifestyle, Zambia

Emerald Season boating in the South Luangwa

The upcoming summer rains in Zambia will soon usher in the country’s magical Emerald Season, where certain parts of the South Luangwa National Park transform into a verdant, watery oasis.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Kalahari, South Africa, Wildlife

Raising cheetah cubs in the Kalahari

It takes a lot of skill to be a good cheetah mom in the Kalahari Desert.

Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Opinion: Trophy hunting is not all black and white, says conservation biologist

Trophy hunting: Conservation biologist explains the complexity of the situation in a remote area of Tanzania, calls for reason and practical solutions that work on the ground.

Opinion Editorial, People

Opinion: The changing of Africa’s conservation landscape

Discussing the changing face of Africa’s conservation landscape in light of the recent Business of Conservation Conference (BCC) in Rwanda.

News, Wildlife

Breaking: Campaigners outraged as Zimbabwe exports 30+ baby elephants to Chinese zoos

More than 30 wild-caught baby elephants, held captive for nearly a year in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, have been flown out of the country via Victoria Falls Airport en route to Chinese zoos.

Animal Encounters, Conservation, News, Wildlife

Celebrated tusker Matt dies in Kenya

One of north Kenya’s largest tuskers, a celebrated bull elephant called Matt, has sadly died – of natural causes.

Conservation, News, Wildlife

Okapi conservation gets a boost, with new DRC reserve management partner

Okapi conservation has received a boost, with the signing of a new management agreement for The Okapi Wildlife Reserve in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Expeditions, People, Travel & Lifestyle

A journey with purpose: Supporting conservation in Mozambique

The Journeys with Purpose expedition team head to Mozambique to support its threatened wildlife and connect with the local communities.

Destinations, News, Zambia

Update: Open-cast copper mine given go ahead inside Lower Zambezi National Park

TRAGEDY for Zambian conservation as court gives go ahead to mine inside Lower Zambezi National Park.

Destinations, Mana Pools, Wildlife, Zimbabwe

Severe drought affecting elephants and other wildlife in Mana Pools

Severe drought in Mana Pools is affecting elephants and other wildlife – a photographer shares her images and thoughts.

Destinations, Kruger, South Africa, Wildlife

Hearing the silence of the African bush

When last did you hear the silence of the bush and when will you hear it again?

News, Wildlife

Young elephant bull shot dead in Kruger staff village

In a tragic incident a young elephant bull had to be shot by field rangers after charging SANParks staff members at a rest camp in the Kruger National Park.