Africa Geographic Blog
The Zambian government on Tuesday denied reports that it has authorised the culling of 2,000 hippos in the Luangwa Valley.
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.
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.
A visitor to Pilanesberg Game Reserve witnesses an epic battle between two territorial black rhino bulls who ended up deep in a waterhole.
A Japanese man has been sentenced to 13 years behind bars or a R1-million fine for trafficking 48 armadillo girdled lizards.
Six out of eight Ghanaian forest hornbill species have shown significant population declines due to uncontrolled hunting, according to a long-term research project.
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.
Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the culling of up to 2,000 hippos in Luangwa Valley.
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.
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.
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.
In another case of human-wildlife conflict, a farmer has been trampled to death by an elephant that strayed from Selous Game Reserve.
The town of Fort Portal in Uganda is a great portal to numerous places that offer stunning landscapes and amazing wildlife adventures.
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.
An opinion piece that covers the foundational impact that habitat loss and habitat fragmentation is having on the future of Africa’s wildlife.
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.
A lactating female elephant has died from cyanide poisoning in Bumi Hills, and there could now be an orphaned calf in need of rescue.
On 16 May 2018, 39 recruits, of which three are women, celebrated their graduation as rangers during a passing out parade held in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique. This follows the successful completion of a gruelling eight-week ranger training course presented by the Southern African Wildlife College, that prepared the new recruits for their stand against wildlife crime in the various conservation areas to which they will soon be deployed.
Interested in going on an African safari in June? Then have a look at our recommendations for the best wildlife-viewing destinations for that month.
The number one concern of many people who are considering a South African safari is the threat of crime. The crime statistics in South Africa are indeed unsettling, and there is no doubt that the crime rate is high. But how often are tourists affected? This is the key question to ask from a tourist’s point of view.
In this week’s news wrap stats regarding attacks by captive carnivores in South Africa are revealed in an open letter to the minister; Tanzania invites bids for logging in Selous Game Reserve to pave way for huge hydropower plant; Kenya plans to fast-track laws to make wildlife killing capital offence; two South African hunting associations are expelled over […]