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 influencer Jessica Nabongo and her partner ate pangolin in Gabon
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
Botswana elephant survey now made public. You’ve seen all the political posturing from all sides, now read the actual report and make up your own mind.
Turtles, tortoises and terrapins are reptiles characterised by a cartilaginous shell – though often the terms used to describe these species can get a bit confusing, depending on the type of English used.
Research has revealed that the desert-adapted lions eking out a living on the harsh northwest coast of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast National Park (SCNP) are again specialising in hunting seals and coastal birds such as flamingos and cormorants, after an absence of 35 years.
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 marks the year of the pig. So what better way to celebrate it than by taking a look at one of Africa’s own wild pig: the warthog!
Did you know that there are three species of elephants? We take a look at the differences between the African, Asian and forest elephant.
Proposed changes in CITES have been released, with Namibia proposing to downlist its population of white rhinos to Appendix II, to allow only international commercial trade in live animals and hunting trophies, and Eswatini seeks to allow unrestricted international commercial trade in all specimens of its white rhino population, which is currently included in Appendix II.
Lion infanticide: A look into why lions kills their the offspring of their own species.
Announcing the winners of our Best Video Clip 2018 competition! Take a look to see who has won the $500 prizes!
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Our Best Video Clip 2018 Top 6 list is out! Take a look to see who stands a chance of winning our $500 prize!
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Elephants Alive has released a comprehensive report regarding the proposed 120ha citrus farm development on the border of the Greater Kruger National Park.
South Africa’s Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs Derek Hanekom has officially approved the ground-breaking and visionary 10-year Kruger National Park Management Plan.
A citrus farming enterprise has purchased a small but ecologically pivotal farm on the border of the Klaserie and Timbavati private nature reserves (Greater Kruger) near the town of Hoedspruit, and plans to develop a citrus orchard in this vital game reserve area.
A warden has been convicted in court after a collared elephant was illegally hunted.
After a successful roadshow at international indie film festivals, multiple award-winning documentary ‘STROOP – Journey into the rhino horn war’ will be screened at two South African cinemas in late November.
SANParks has released its Kruger National Park management plan covering the next 10 years. This 259-page report is essential reading for Kruger fans who enjoy debating the issues that the Kruger management team has to deal with on a regular basis, such as problem-animal management, hotels in Kruger and trophy hunting of free-roaming wildlife on reserves adjoining Kruger.
An in-depth study of the African elephant’s wrinkly skin has revealed how its intricate design helps to keep the animal cool, protect them from parasites and prevent dehydration in their dry habitat.