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Hunting, News, Wildlife

South African canned hunter successfully convicted

Deon Cilliers, a Free State province Professional Hunter, taxidermist and owner of Hunters Safari, pleaded guilty to 45 counts of contravening the Biodiversity and Conservation Acts in the Ladybrand court yesterday

Research, Wildlife

The black & white of African wildlife explained

Every now and then nature experiments by producing a black or white mutation of an animal or bird that is otherwise normally coloured. There is something magical about seeing a white lion, black leopard or ‘king’ cheetah in the wild, as if it were a spiritual shadow of the species, a form of higher being.

Research, Wildlife

Do pangolins have ecotourism potential? Please complete this survey

Help researchers and support pangolin conservation by filling in this anonymous online survey about the world’s most trafficked mammal.

Multimedia, News, Videos, Wildlife

Video: Escaped Kruger lion captured

A wayward young male lion, who presumably escaped from Kruger National Park and had been on the loose in Mpumalanga’s Mbombela area, has been successfully darted and captured not far from where it was first spotted.

Multimedia, Opinion Editorial, Photography, Wildlife

Opinion: Africa is not Disneyland

Some imagery that comes to our screens can be tough to stomach, and every now and then Africa really tests one’s emotional make-up.

Hunting, News, Wildlife

Zambia hippo cull via trophy hunting not as high as 2,000, says minister

The Zambian government on Tuesday denied reports that it has authorised the culling of 2,000 hippos in the Luangwa Valley.

Culture, People

An introduction to Maa – the language of the Maasai and Samburu people

What do you do to prepare yourself for the trip of a lifetime to the African continent? You learn the language! Here we look at the language of the Maasai people: Maa.

Hunting, News, Poaching, Wildlife

NEWS WRAP: Buffalo kills hunter + Zambia reinstates plan to cull hippos

In this week’s news wrap a well-known hunter has been killed by a buffalo in Limpopo, South Africa; Zambia reinstates plan to cull 2,000 hippos; justice is served for foreign lizard poachers; an elephant cow with two-week-old calf is saved from a snare in Mozambique; and South African fisheries control officers nab abalone poachers.

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

Video: Black rhino bulls fight in the deep end

A visitor to Pilanesberg Game Reserve witnesses an epic battle between two territorial black rhino bulls who ended up deep in a waterhole.

News, Poaching, Wildlife

Justice served for foreign lizard poachers

A Japanese man has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars or a R1-million fine for trafficking 48 armadillo girdled lizards.

Poaching, Research, Wildlife

Forest hornbills being decimated in Ghana

Six out of eight Ghanaian forest hornbill species have shown significant population declines due to uncontrolled hunting, according to a long-term research project.

Hunting, News, People, Wildlife

Well-known hunter killed by buffalo

A buffalo has killed professional hunter, Claude Kleynhans (54), in what is considered a freak accident on the banks of the Levubu River in northern Limpopo, South Africa, on Tuesday, 22 May.

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Hunting, News, Wildlife

Zambia reinstates plan to cull 2,000 hippos

Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the culling of up to 2,000 hippos in Luangwa Valley.

Conservation, News, Poaching, Wildlife

Elephant cow with calf saved from snare

An elephant cow, with a 2-week-old baby in tow, needed all the help she could get after sustaining a serious injury from a poaching snare.

Conservation, Hunting, News, Poaching, Wildlife

NEWS WRAP: Elephant tramples farmer + fight against rhino poaching continues

In this week’s news wrap a 35-year-old farmer has been trampled to death by an elephant in southern Tanzania; Rhino Project in KwaZulu-Natal shows firsthand how much effort is still going into the fight against rhino poaching; a lactating female elephant has died after being poisoned with cyanide in the Bumi Hills area in Zimbabwe; A South African hunter has been accused of bribing Zimbabwe government officials to shoot an elephant illegally; ranger forces strengthened in Mozambique after more recruits join the ranks; and Japan has partnered the ZimParks and Wildlife Management Authority in its quest to curb the illegal killing if elephants.

Conservation, News, Wildlife

The fight against rhino poaching

Project Rhino hosted key national and international media on a visit in Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal to show them firsthand how much effort is still going into the fight against rhino poaching.

News, Wildlife

Elephant tramples farmer to death in Tanzania

In another case of human-wildlife conflict, a farmer has been trampled to death by an elephant that strayed from Selous Game Reserve.

Destinations, Kibale Forest National Park, Travel & Lifestyle, Uganda, Wildlife

Fort Portal – Uganda’s gateway to adventure

The town of Fort Portal in Uganda is a great portal to numerous places that offer stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife adventures.

Birds, Wildlife

Migratory birds of South Africa

Every year South Africa plays host to an influx, and then an exodus, of more than one hundred bird species that flock to its shores during the summer months to take advantage of the rich conditions in terms of weather and food availability.

Conservation, Hunting, Opinion Editorial, Wildlife

Opinion: Saving Africa’s wilderness spaces – a new paradigm in conservation

An opinion piece that covers the foundational impact that habitat loss and habitat fragmentation is having on the future of Africa’s wildlife.

Research, Wildlife

How cheetahs modify prey handling behaviour to outsmart lions and hyenas

Cheetahs in the Serengeti National Park change their behaviour when handling large kills based on the threats presented by lions and hyenas, according to researchers.