Africa Geographic Blog
12 Women from around the world are gearing up for a 50-day conservation adventure from South Africa into Southern Africa. The Journeys with Purpose: Rise of the Matriarch expedition will see the all-women crew travel 9,000 km across four countries to raise awareness about the contentious human-wildlife conflict.
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.
African Parks has completed a series of lion translocations as part of wider efforts to restore Malawi’s parks; and for the first time in 20 years, a population of the iconic predators has been re-established in Liwonde National Park.
Here are 10 reasons why it’s a good idea to come to South Africa and do a field guide course.
The Somkhele and Fuleni communities neighbouring the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park unite on 24th August 2018 at the Pietermaritzburg High Court in their resistance against the ongoing allegedly illegal mining by Tendele Coal Mining (PTY) LTD and its proposed expansion.
In this week’s news wrap Malaysian authorities discovered 50 pieces of rhino horn in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in what is believed to be southeast Asia’s largest single seizure of rhino horns; two Tanzanians were trampled to death by elephants in the north of the country; a nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of South Africans believe the captive lion breeding industry is harming the country’s international reputation; conservationists in Kenya are warning of an imminent poaching crisis should proposals to open the doors to game hunting sail through; and police in Cameroon have shut down an international poaching gang after catching six traffickers carrying more than 700 kilos of pangolin scales.
Conservationists in Kenya are warning of an imminent poaching crisis should proposals to open the doors to game hunting sail through.
In an exciting and massive win for conservation, a successful denning in Manyoni Private Game Reserve results in three new wild dog puppies.
A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of South Africans believe the captive lion breeding industry is harming the country’s international reputation.
Two Tanzanians have been trampled to death by elephants in the north of the country, police said on Monday.
The official report into leopard populations reveals significant population reductions, and yet the SA government has announced a resumption in trophy hunting. Does this make sense? A respected biologist suggests not.
A journey to Sierra Leone’s Turtle Islands provides a technology-free escape like no other.
Late on a Sunday night, a pride of lions chased, took down and devoured an impala inside our camp – an incredible sighting to say the least!
Travelling with kids on a safari in Africa may seem like a daunting task. They can get bored very easily, especially on long road trips, and keeping their attention and interest piqued about wildlife can become a tedious, exhausting and stressful task. However, with proper planning and armed with the knowledge of what your kids enjoy, you can make a safari quite an enjoyable and memorable experience for the whole family.
In this week’s news wrap South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has issued a quota of seven male leopards for trophy hunting during 2018; a hippo attacked and killed a Taiwanese tourist, and injured another, at a wildlife resort on Lake Naivasha in Kenya; customs officers seized rhino horns worth 1.3 million ($245,000) Turkish Liras at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport; and a crocodile was successfully relocated from the famous Victoria Falls Bridge.
For billions of years, animals have learnt the skills required to survive and escape predation, adapting to their environment and learning a few tricks along the way.
After only two years of no leopard hunting, we now have apparently accumulated enough population data to reinstate a hunting quota and lift the zero quota. I find this very hard to believe for such a cryptic species.
The South African Department of Environment and Wildlife (DEA) has brought back trophy hunting quotas for leopards despite announcing last year that “ trophy hunting posed a high risk to the survival of the species”.
Leopard hunting: South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has issued a quota of seven leopards for trophy hunting during 2018.
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.
Struck with two poison arrows, an elephant bull faced a slow and painful death, but fortunately he survived thanks to quick intervention.