Elephants Alive has released a comprehensive report regarding the proposed 120ha citrus farm development on the border of the Greater Kruger National Park.
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Eight West African giraffe travelled over 800 kilometres in 48 hours to be safely re-introduced to the Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve in Niger, after an absence of almost 50 years.
Our CEO has a message for those of you who want to make a difference for rhinos. Start by watching STROOP, then take action.
Lycaon pictus has many names in English, from ‘African wild dog’ to ‘painted wolf’. We take a look into the background of this endangered animal’s many English names.
Thirteen South African giraffe have been translocated over 2,500 km and safely released into Malawi’s Majete Wildlife Reserve, establishing its first population.
In this week’s news wrap the IUCN has updated the status of mountain gorillas, officially changing them from ‘Critically Endangered’ to ‘Endangered’, though the list also reveals that giraffes are in serious trouble; the IUCN also stated that certain Lake Malawi fish species are at risk of extinction; a new parliamentary report has called for a ban on captive lion breeding for hunting and the lion bone trade in South Africa; China has now postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses; the African Carnivore Initiative has been established to help conserve Africa’s largest carnivores; and more than 400 buffaloes drown in the Chobe River.
The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species has revealed that overfishing is causing fish species in parts of the developing world to decline, with 9% of the 458 fish species assessed in Lake Malawi at high risk of extinction.
The IUCN has updated the status of mountain gorillas, officially changing them from ‘Critically Endangered’ – the highest level of threat – to ‘Endangered’.
China has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses, the government said on Monday, after a storm of protest from conservation groups over a plan to water down the decades-old prohibition.
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.
Investigating the changing makeup of the Maasai Mara’s vegetation over time and how elephants have contributed to these changes.
Botswana’s president addresses the issue of game farms and hunting in Botswana.
In this week’s news wrap two black rhino carcasses have been discovered in Zakouma National Park; eight suspected rhino poachers were arrested during counter poaching operations inside the Kruger National Park; Uganda gets three new gorilla trekking groups after successful habituation; and a young elephant has been rescued and reunited with its family after it was caught in a wire snare in Liwonde National Park in Malawi.
In this week’s news wrap a top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Namibia; SANParks have intensified security measures in the Kruger to tackle the rise of elephant poaching; 13 rhino horns shipped from South Africa were seized in Vietnam; a New Zealand drone company is helping in the fight against South African rhino poachers; South African rhino film wins top awards at US film festivals; and Ugandan ranger wins prestigious Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2018.
In this week’s news wrap there have been two cases of an elephant trampling a tourist in Zimbabwe; authorities in Vietnam discovered almost a ton of pangolin scales and ivory flown in from Nigeria; the DR Congo president torched an ivory and pangolin scale stockpile; an analysis revealed social media’s role in advertising illegal wildlife trade, including cheetah trafficking; and Singapore Airlines has announced that it has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo.
It is no question that climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, and also threatens the steadily growing safari industry in South Africa. Field guides as the leading force should campaign and create an increased demand for hybrid or electric game viewing vehicles, and push to raise awareness that this development is needed and can be tested in a real-life environment.
Botswana elephant poaching debate: Wildlife vet speaks his mind.
World Rhino Day will be commemorated on Saturday, September 22nd. Here’s an interesting story about a group of Chinese youth, who after visiting the birthplace of the rhino in South Africa, has returned home to China, one of the largest consumers of rhino horn, determined to inspire change and help protect Africa’s natural heritage.
The South African Department of Environmental Affairs announces 2018 rhino and elephant poaching stats to date.
For World Rhino Day, a guide reflects on his encounters with rhinos, the impact they have had on him, and why conservation of this magnificent animal is so important.
Celebrate World Gorilla Day on September 24th, along with a team of young wildlife conservationists, and support the life-saving work the Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center (GRACE) is doing for Grauer’s gorillas.
Award-winning television presenter and filmmaker Bonné de Bod reflects about her journey into the rhino horn war and celebrates those who are fighting to save rhinos from extinction.
In this week’s news wrap the notorious rhino poaching ringleader, Chumlong Lemtongthai, was released early from prison and deported to Thailand; Botswana initiated on Wednesday a month of public hearings to decide whether to lift the 2014 hunting ban, including elephant hunting; the South African Parliament wants the Kruger National Park agreement with private reserves revised; an elephant killed a 58-year old man from a village in the northwest district of Botswana; and the past two months has seen the translocation of zebra, blue wildebeest and impala from Kruger National Park to Zinave National Park.
In this week’s news wrap the Botswana government has provided context and questioned irresponsible reporting regarding the discovery of 87 elephant carcasses; a mother and child were left critically injured after they were trampled by a giraffe in Limpopo; a Namibian ‘problem’ lion has died during a relocation operation; Zimbabwe will be donating ten white rhinos to the Democratic Republic of Congo; cheetah smugglers were nabbed in Somaliland’s first court conviction of wildlife criminals; and a study shows that the delay on the full ban of ivory trade in Hong Kong could encourage elephant poaching.
Zimbabwe will be donating ten white rhinos to the Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of re-establishing a population that was driven to extinction by poachers a decade ago and expand the regional rhino range area.
Please help. Wild dogs are coming under increasing pressure as humankind expands its footprint. But there is hope, and you can help.
In this week’s news wrap a lion pride in the Kruger National Park is apparently becoming accustomed to cars as management issues caution to tourists; authorities in Angola have arrested five Vietnamese nationals in connection with a massive seizure of wildlife products, including rhino horn pieces, elephant ivory and pangolin scales; a Kruger guard has been arrested on suspicion of poaching; 90 African buffalo were welcomed into a community conservancy in Zambia; and nine lions made history when they were translocated to Liwonde National Park in Malawi, returning the species to the park for the first time in 20 years.
Over the past month, a team from the Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme (EWCP) implemented the first oral vaccination campaign to pre-empt outbreaks of rabies among Ethiopian wolves, the world’s most endangered canid, in their stronghold in the Bale Mountains of southern Ethiopia.
Peace Parks Foundation has presented 90 African buffalo to the communities of the Simalaha Community Conservancy, with an additional 110 buffalo still to be brought in over the next month.
A new study has revealed endangered whale sharks inhabit smaller geographical scales than previously documented, which suggests they may be at increased risk of local extinction if good conservation management is not in place.
A spotted hyena research project in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa will be collaring up to 14 hyenas with GPS/VHF collars, enabling researchers to better understand how hyenas move through formally protected areas and non-protected areas, where they are coming into conflict with communities and farmers, and hopefully assist in understanding how to mitigate conflicts and find solutions for their future survival.
WWF-Kenya has admitted that grave mistakes were made in the translocation operation in Kenya which saw 10 out of 11 critically endangered black rhinos die.
In this week’s news wrap a tenth black rhino has died in Kenya after a botched translocation; a young elephant in Zimbabwe has been rescued after becoming stuck in the mud; Virunga National Park has welcomed the good news that two new mountain gorillas have been born in the park; a field ranger has been shot and killed in the Kruger National Park in a poaching incident; an alleged poacher in the Kruger was arrested shortly after being trampled by elephants; the De Beers Group has begun to transport 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique; and Hong Kong customs have seized 7,100 kg of suspected pangolin scales.
Virunga National Park has welcomed the good news that two new mountain gorillas have been born, bringing a total of nine new gorilla births in the park this year.
De Beers Group, in partnership with Peace Parks Foundation, has begun to transport 200 elephants across 1,500km from the Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve in South Africa to Mozambique.
Eight out of 14 critically endangered black rhinos have died after being moved to a reserve in southern Kenya, wildlife officials have revealed.
In September 2018, the second, all-female Journeys With Purpose expedition, called ‘Rise of the Matriarch’, will make its way through various southern African countries, taking a limited number of people to visit some extraordinary places and conservation projects.
Why did 53 elephants travel more than 1,250 km across three different countries this month? Here’s why.
Excitement builds as the East Coast Humpback Whale Survey begins again in Cape Vidal, iSimangaliso after a near two-decade absence.
In this week’s news wrap scientists have created embryos to ‘bring back’ a near-extinct African rhino subspecies; Kenya relocates endangered black rhinos to a more secure habitat; The Namibian Minister of Environment and Tourism has responded to the killing of the male desert-adapted lion, Gretsky (XPL 99); an investigation has been conducted on South Africa’s wildlife cryptotrade; the Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, South Africa, have been officially added to the World Heritage Site List; and Zambia’s wildlife paradise and legendary safari mecca of Luangwa Valley may in future partially function as one giant tap for some of Zambia’s growing water needs.
The northern white rhino is essentially extinct – just two females remain – but new research paves the way for its resurrection.
The Kenya Wildlife Service has started moving 14 black rhinos to a sanctuary in the southeast of the country to offer a more secure location for the endangered species.
With wild lions under pressure from so many threats, this is a wonderful story of lions being reintroduced to an area that used to have lions.
In this week’s news wrap three rhinos, a mother and two calves, died after a poaching incident; a Botswana MP proposes lifting the elephant hunting ban; an enormous amount of ivory was confiscated after a wide-ranging law enforcement sweep of Yunnan border areas in China; Zakouma National Park’s six black rhinos were dehorned to help reduce the risk of poaching; the DR Congo is considering whether to open up two world-famous national parks to oil exploration; and Zimbabwean police are investigating the illegal hunting of a ‘problem’ elephant bull by two Americans visiting the country on tourist visas.
Zakouma National Park’s six black rhinos have been dehorned to ensure they are protected and have an opportunity to breed and thrive.