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Cricketers Albie Morkel and David Miller are batting for rhinos

New rhino champions, cricketers Albie Morkel and David Miller, will go to bat to help raise R1-million to protect our rhinos. Our endangered rhinos have gained new supporters in the form of Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel and his team-mate David Miller who will go out to bat to raise funds for the animals during the […]

Gorilla populations on the rise in Bwindi, Uganda!

The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) population in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (BINP) has increased to an estimated 400 individuals, according to the recent released results of a three-week census carried out by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority (UWA) in September and October 2011. This is an increase from the 2002 and 2006 censuses, which […]

Suspects confess to massacre of seven rhino in North West Province!

Three individuals involved with the massacre of seven rhinos in the North West Province of South Africa have been arrested and subsequently confessed to carrying out the incident. Pelham Jones, a conservationist involved in gathering evidence from the crime scene confirmed that they were still looking for one other suspect involved. In an interview with […]

40 wild-dogs burned near the Serengeti

Local villagers have burned 40 African wild dogs alive in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, on the Eastern border of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The mass murder is said to be a reaction by villagers to the theft of livestock. Apparently villagers in Kertalo and Orkiu have lost 157 goats and 4 cattle […]

Elephant overturns a car in Kruger National Park

It seems that sometimes nature does fight back! The latest news from the Kruger National Park is that a a bull elephant has charged a car, flipping it over in the process. A couple was inside, but neither of them is badly hurt. The man suffered a minor knee injury, but was attended to by […]

Botswana Kills Trophy Hunting – Ian Michler reflects

Just under 2 weeks ago, the President of Botswana, Lt. Gen. Ian Khama, gave a speech wherein he announced that by the end of 2013, trophy hunting would no longer be allowed in Botswana. Speaking at a local kgotla in Mababe, a village along the edge of the Okavango Delta, he said that “Next year […]

Record 40-year sentence for Thai rhino poaching ring-leader!

In a record sentence, Thai rhino poaching ring-leader Chumlong Lemtongthai has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Lemtongthai pleaded guilty to charges of exporting rhino horn from South Africa to Asian markets. He admitted to operating bogus ‘legal’ hunts by paying prostitutes to act as trophy hunters, and then stealing the horn for illegal trade. […]