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.
Previous leaseholders of NG16, also known as Selinda Reserve, respond to Dereck Joubert’s article on the state of the Selinda concession.
The entire rhino population of Balule (Greater Kruger) has been dehorned, in a massive operation.
The piece of looped wire doesn’t look like much. But place this wire in the hands of wildlife poachers, and it becomes one of Africa’s most deadly weapons.
Interested in going on an African safari in April? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
Life at the front of an open game drive vehicle on the Balule Nature Reserve is far from boring. Just ask Themba Zwane, tracker extraordinaire at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.
The Elephant Protection Initiative takes a long view and considers the changing role of China in the illegal ivory trade.
Watch the wildlife documentary, ‘When an Elephant Smiles’, that takes a look at saving orphaned baby elephants in Zimbabwe amid massive scale ivory poaching in Africa.
A nature conservation student shares her first impressions after a few weeks at the Karoo Lodge Conservancy, located in the Karoo in South Africa.
It has long been recognised that older female elephants are pivotal to elephant ecology and herd survival, but what of older males?
In the latest news wrap Singapore has seized 12.9 tonnes of pangolin scales found in a shipping container destined for Vietnam, the biggest seizure of its kind globally in five years; death row “nuisance” elephant Riff Raff gets a reprieve as judge intervenes to prevent shooting; three rhino poachers from the notorious Ndlovu gang were sentenced to an effective 25 years behind bars; and two field rangers were attacked and injured by an elephant in the Kruger National Park while conducting a routine patrol.
Wildlife groups say Riff Raff is a victim of human-elephant conflict, call for review of decision that would sentence him to death.
Become an ‘Eco-warrior’ and help the Southern African Conservation Trust educate the less privileged children by making a small donation towards their educational conservation comics.
Trophy hunting in the Greater Kruger – biodiversity conservationist provides perspective, and suggests that well-funded groups opposed to hunting have a disproportionate voice in social media, compared to local communities that are affected by living amongst or near wildlife, and carry the costs.
CITES debates: White rhino, elephant, giraffe and other African species come under the spotlight at the May CoP18 sessions.
Balule Private Game Reserve is home to one of the largest perennial rivers in Limpopo – the Olifants. Flowing for 560 km eastwards through the Kruger National Park, this river is home to impressive populations of crocodile and hippo and abundant birdlife.
In this week’s news wrap Vietnamese customs have seized over nine tonnes of ivory in a container shipment from the Republic of Congo, thought to be the largest ivory seizure ever made; the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has proposed that the captive lion breeding industry should continue; three KwaZulu-Natal rhino poachers have finally been convicted after a 10-year trial; celebrities have called on European Union to protect giraffes from wildlife trade; and Japan is to make carbon dating of ivory mandatory for trade, tightening controls on oft-criticised market.
Baby zebra rescued from certain death in a muddy pan in Madikwe.
Lodge owner says that the loss of wilderness areas is the main reason behind reductions in populations of lions, elephants and other species.
Learn more about cheetahs and their current population status and the threats they face.
9 Interesting facts about the hippo – the mighty ‘river horse’.
A reinvigorating departure from ‘real life’ as trekkers explore Kenya’s Karisia Hills – known for its wilderness and diverse wildlife.
Alison Nicholls, our art safari guide, shares a video of her sketching a lioness in Botswana.
Botswana elephant debate: Wildlife vet says that this is NOT about too many elephants in Botswana, it’s about too many elephants in areas where humans, livestock and elephants overlap.
Understanding the importance of identifying elephants and the pivotal roles matriarchs and older bulls play.
On the International Day of Forests the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust addresses Malawi’s deforestation crisis.
The Department of Environmental Affairs has rejected the Portfolio Committee’s resolution to end the captive breeding of lions.
A dramatic sighting as a lion brutally attacks an already injured spotted hyena in the Kgalagadi.
Heaviside’s dolphins are shown to produce unusual sounds to communicate and appear to ‘take turns’ calling in larger groups.
A young male leopard seems to be settling in quite well in the central Timbavati, having wandered in from a private concession in the Kruger National Park.
Botswana elephant debate: Tourism marketing manager urges the tourism industry to create alternatives beyond elephant hunting.
A new environmental research and education organisation will work with rural communities in Namibia to promote nature and wildlife conservation.
IUCN report asks if Africa’s protected areas need to be reconfigured in light of current conservation realities.
Introducing Sonny, a rescued baby mongoose who has now found a home at ZURI Orphanage in Namibia.
Just how cute are lion cubs? The answer has to be nothing short of extremely cute!
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
A stunning selection of photos of the latest sightings from Tanda Tula in the Greater Kruger.
The benefits of the ‘silver spoon effect’ in banded mongoose pups extend across their lifetime, a new study has shown.
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.
An epic sighting for safari goers as a pride of lions attempt to take a wildebeest down in the Kruger National Park.
Human-wildlife conflict specialist comments on the recent recommendations regarding the hunting ban and human-elephant conflict in Botswana.
Dr Mike Chase, from Elephants Without Borders, provides a statement on the elephant poaching in Botswana.
Botswana’s government has questioned a new report by Elephants Without Borders detailing their 2018 elephant aerial survey.
Shooting hyenas to save wild horses raises heated debate about whether conservation authorities should intervene between endemic wildlife and ‘feral’ animals.
Elephant experts condemn Zimbabwe’s inhumane capture of wild baby elephants for Chinese zoos as video emerges showing animals in distress.