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‘Rise of the Matriarch’: International crew for SA-led all-women conservation expedition

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.

Conservation, Destinations, Multimedia, News, Videos, Wildlife, Zambia

Video: 90 African buffalo welcomed into community conservancy in Zambia

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.

Destinations, Malawi, Multimedia, News, Videos, Wildlife

Video: Lions return to Malawi’s Liwonde National Park

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.

Destinations, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

10 Reasons to consider doing a field guide course

Here are 10 reasons why it’s a good idea to come to South Africa and do a field guide course.

News, People, Wildlife

Coal mine threatens livelihoods and wildlife

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.

Hunting, News, Poaching, Wildlife

NEWS WRAP: Massive rhino horn seizure in Malaysia + elephants trample and kill two Tanzanians

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.

Hunting, News, Wildlife

Game hunting in Kenya will cause poaching crisis, experts warn

Conservationists in Kenya are warning of an imminent poaching crisis should proposals to open the doors to game hunting sail through.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Wildlife

Wild dog conservation success in KwaZulu-Natal

In an exciting and massive win for conservation, a successful denning in Manyoni Private Game Reserve results in three new wild dog puppies.

News, Wildlife

New survey: Lion breeding industry harming South Africa’s reputation

A nationwide survey has revealed that the majority of South Africans believe the captive lion breeding industry is harming the country’s international reputation.

Animal Encounters, News, Wildlife

Elephants trample and kill two Tanzanians

Two Tanzanians have been trampled to death by elephants in the north of the country, police said on Monday.

Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Leopard hunting quota was issued despite official report showing significant population declines

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.

Adventure and Sport, Ocean, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

Sierra Leone’s Turtle Islands: The ultimate digital detox

A journey to Sierra Leone’s Turtle Islands provides a technology-free escape like no other.

Animal Encounters, Destinations, Limpopo, Multimedia, South Africa, Videos, Wildlife

Videos: Dramatic sighting as lion pride takes down impala in camp

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!

Kids, People, Safari Tips, Travel & Lifestyle, Wildlife

Safari tips: Going on safari with kids

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.

Hunting, News, Poaching, Wildlife

NEWS WRAP: Leopard hunting reinstated in South Africa + hippo kills tourist

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.

Animal Encounters, Birds, Wildlife

Deceptive creatures: Survival in the wild

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.

Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Biologist questions science behind leopard trophy hunting quota

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.

Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Leopard trophy hunting – let’s talk numbers

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 © Simon Espley
Hunting, News, Wildlife

SA reinstates leopard hunting quota – 7 to be shot this year

Leopard hunting: South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs has issued a quota of seven leopards for trophy hunting during 2018.

Conservation, Ocean, Research, Wildlife

Researchers use “biological passport” to monitor whale sharks – Earth’s largest fish

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.

Destinations, Kenya, News, Wildlife

Elephant saved by vets in Kenya after being hit twice with poison arrows

Struck with two poison arrows, an elephant bull faced a slow and painful death, but fortunately he survived thanks to quick intervention.