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Awesome advertising helping Africa’s wildlife

Will the power of worldwide advertising give a voice to the voiceless and help save Africa special wildlife. These Ad campaigns provide a very thought provoking and emotional trip regarding issues like poaching, extinction and wild animal abuse.

More desert elephants to be shot

Concerns have been heightened by the Namibian Ministy of Environment and Tourism’s decision to issue additional hunting permits for desert elephants.

Hope for Cape vultures

A story about the hatching of one of the Cape vulture chicks at VulPro, a vulture conservation organisation in South Africa’s North West Province.

Serengeti highway a no-go

Jun 22, 2014
The proposed 53km super highway intended for construction across the Serengeti National Park has been declared unlawful.

Reckless driving in the Kruger

We discuss the growing number of reports involving dubious driving incidents in Kruger National Park that include guides and SANParks staff.

The risks of legal trade in rhino horn

This Nick Chevallier production for the Conservation Action Trust and OSCAP, illustrates the folly of legalising the trade in rhino horn, and the dire effects that this could have on the survival of the species.

Success with bees, chillies and elephants

A community elephant project in Tanzania has reduced elephant poaching numbers by more than half in two years. Martina Polley investigates how working outside of wildlife reserves is as important as working within them.

The story of a young Chinese conservationist

The story of a Chinese conservationist who is working to determine China’s role in the elephant poaching problem and coming up with solutions that can be implemented across China and Africa.

Legacy of a Conservation Giant

On 21 May 2014, Dr. Anthony Hall-Martin succumbed to cancer, leaving a conservation legacy that will resonate for generations to come.

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants in peril

Sharon Pincott, who worked for 13 years under the banner of The Presidential Elephant Conservation Project protecting the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe has announced that she has closed down her project.

The trouble with Africa’s natural resouces

Africa – rich in not only people, culture and abundant natural beauty, but home to a tremendous wealth of natural resources and potential. This eclectic African mix of society and nature is at times explosive, with nature and man competing for space and resources both above and below the ground. Here are some of the major conflicts happening around Africa.

Tembe, land of giants

Tembe Elephant Park in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal is one of Scott Ramsay’s favourite protected areas. In 300 square kilometres of sandforest, woodland and swamps, you’ll find some of the biggest tuskers in Africa.

Spreading the conservation message to local children

As part of ongoing work to improve the relationship between wildlife and communities, Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps recently invited 42 students from neighbouring schools to the Ol Kinyei Conservancy to learn about conservation.

Chris Packham cuckoo reveals migration secrets

A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.

50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 33

Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50‌‌‌ | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 33 which will broadcast on SABC 2 at 19h30 on Monday the 21st of April 2014. Visit a rhino orphanage and see how the people there are caring for some adorable rhino calves, learn about a development that is being built […]

Invention makes peace with the lions

In the Maasai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.

Conquering the arch at the Moses Mabhida Stadium

Steven Entwistle will walk over the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban wearing the standard diving dress of the early 1900s diver, weighing 70 kgs, to raise funds for the Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization to help build the first rhino rehabilitation centre in Zululand.

Securing a future for rhinos

Khama Rhino Sanctuary is a land dedicated to the preservation of rhinos. The long-term goal of the sanctuary is to let the rhinos safely breed within its borders and re-introduce them into their natural wild habitats.

50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 32

Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50‌‌‌ | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 31 which will broadcast on SABC 2 at 19h30 on Monday the 14th of April 2014. Learn all about fish farming, discover how chocolate may become a thing of the past and meet the finalists of the Safari Guide of the Year competition.

Makgadikgadi: Fences and wildlife

The plains adjacent to the Boteti River, which flows into the Makgadikgadi salt pans, in Botswana, are home to some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa and conservation tourism is helping to preserve this wild area and its animals.

To bee or not to bee

Farmers along the perimeter of Serengeti National Park have tried various elephant-deterring techniques, from beating tin cans to lighting fires, most of which haven’t appeared to work. But now there are beehive fences which appear to be doing the job!

The elephant killing fields of Selous

Some 481 miles to the southeast of Tanzania’s iconic Serengeti National Park lies the lesser well-known Selous Game Reserve. But for many species in the Selous, all is far from well. Results from a wildlife census conducted in October and November, 2013, show a dramatic decline in elephants in particular.

Panda lemur making a comeback

One of the world’s biggest populations of greater bamboo lemurs, sometimes known as the panda lemur, has doubled in just three years, giving conservationists new hope that the species can be kept from extinction.

‘Living wall’ fences save lions in Tanzania

A new low-tech solution is helping eliminate an age-old problem in northern Tanzania – the conflict between predators and farmers. Living walls are keeping livestock safe from attacks by big cats, and the cats safe from Masai spears.