Migratory routes of wildebeest in East Africa are under threat as human populations expand, say scientists.
Victoria Falls is not running dry, despite what some international news media keep telling us. Here are the facts.
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.
Scientists suggest alternative land-use models to trophy hunting – models that are more inclusive of local people.
The escalating demand for lion teeth and claws in Asian markets is driving the increased poaching of wild lions, says report.
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Elephant population in Gabon’s Minkébé National Park have been decimated, with 25,000 being poached in 10 years (80% reduction), says research results.
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.
CITES trophy hunting quotas for leopards are arbitrary and not sustainable, says research. Read here to find what the 3 researchers recommend.
Smoked baby chimpanzee on the menu at prominent DRC hotel, says NGO.
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Giant African millipedes often have unusually brightly coloured legs and bodies.
A recent study examines how social media marketplaces facilitate trafficking of endangered African grey parrots.
Does removing elephants save trees? This fascinating report delves into this important conservation issue.
Zimbabwe elephants: Report fingers ZimParks for incompetence and international NGOs for hoodwinking donors, concludes that surrounding communities have to be involved in conservation as beneficiaries.
Research: Lions are sneaking virtually undetected through dense human zones in Zambia, thereby ensuring genetic diversity throughout the entire Zambian lion population.
The New Lion Economy is the first project of its kind to make the link between ecosystem services, economic development, cultural significance and the survival of lions.
Trophy hunting in Zambia has been halted because communities have not been paid their fees and share of revenue.
A rare spotted zebra foal with what appears to be pseudo-melanistic colouring has been sighted in the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
More than 40 livestock have been killed in a few days by a lion pride in two different locations in the Kunene region in Namibia.
The results of a recent leopard census in Namibia, providing a more accurate estimate of the distribution and number of leopards in the country.
CITES CoP18 – all the results for African species, including rulings for elephant and rhino trade that have some African range states questioning their ongoing participation in CITES.
South African minister wants white rhinos downlisted on CITES so that horn can be traded internationally, and she wants more black rhino to be trophy hunted. Read this important post, and have your say.
Dramatic rescue of an elephant calf from the mud, with a highly stressed mother having to be sedated. The rescue took place in August 2018, but the edited footage has only now become available from Bumi Hills Foundation.
Major implications for ivory trafficking as research reveals that only three cartels control most illegal trade, according to research.
Older male elephants are more determined to track down and mate with females than young elephants, says research.
Support painted wolves (African wild dogs) and join the Endangered Wildlife Trust for a fundraiser and auction evening in Hoedspruit to raise funds to purchase much-needed tracking collars to monitor these endangered predators.
And the winner is… After a tough week of scrutiny from mentors and intense but convivial competition amongst the five chosen finalists, the coveted title ‘Safari Guide of the Year 2019’ has been awarded. Find out about the winner here.
In yet another blow to big elephant genes, the iconic desert-adapted elephant bull known by millions of fans worldwide as ‘Voortrekker’ was killed by a trophy hunter after being declared a ‘problem-animal’ by Namibian authorities
New report illustrates how African countries can attract tourism investment and significantly increase revenue and socio-economic benefits.
Botswana’s Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has announced that they have recently identified a poisoning site with 537 dead vultures (comprising five species) and two tawny eagles.
Southern Africa’s top 5 guides will soon battle it out for the title ‘Safari Guide of the Year 2019’. Find out about this prestigious award, and about each contestant.
Good news: The tiny lion cub named Bucket that left her mother at the tender age of five weeks to follow the pride males, and endured 10 days with no mother’s milk before rejoining her mom, is alive and well.
Instagram influencers Jessica Nabongo and Sal Lavallo ate pangolin in Gabon hotel
Breaking: Zambian hippo cull cancelled. This is the latest about-turn since the Zambian government announced plans to cull 2,000 hippos in Luangwa Valley by offering ‘hippo management hunts’.
2019 Photographer of the Year – previouly-announced winning image disqualified by our judges for not being a faithful representation of the original scene. New winner announced.
Latest study reveals elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline, but levels of poverty, corruption and ivory demand still threaten the iconic species.
Lion populations in southern Africa are weakening genetically, and less able to recover from current and future pressures, say researchers.
Elephant management plan announced by southern African countries that host more than 50% of the remaining African savannah elephants.
Tiny lion cub goes walkabout for 10 days with pride males, and faces starvation.
Another blow for Africa’s remaining large-tusked elephants, as trophy hunters kill another massive elephant in Gonarezhou, Zimbabwe. The surgical removal of Africa’s giants continues.
The Draft Impact Report compiled for the proposed citrus farm near Kruger has been deemed ‘poor in analytical components’ and ‘unsatisfactory because of omissions or inadequacies’ according to Elephants Alive researcher.
CITES debates: White rhino, elephant, giraffe and other African species come under the spotlight at the May CoP18 sessions.
IUCN report asks if Africa’s protected areas need to be reconfigured in light of current conservation realities.
Azura Selous, a luxury game lodge situated along the banks of the Great Ruaha River in the remote Selous Game Reserve in southern Tanzania, has announced its sudden closure due to the unexpected arrival of loggers in the area.
Trophy hunting in Africa is in decline, and no longer pays its way, leading to poaching and habitat loss in hunting areas – according to IUCN report