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Are elephants more at risk from poaching or habitat loss?

Ivory poaching is the most immediate, urgent threat to Africa’s elephants. But even if that can be tackled, they will have to fight humans for land, food and water.

Vulture crisis = Human crisis. Get involved

Africa is experiencing a vulture crisis. The white-backed vulture is one of eight African vulture species that is on the decline. Poisoning and traditional medicine pose a substantial threat to the survival of these ecologically essential birds.

Make a splash this World Oceans Day

It’s World Oceans Day on the 8th June and the theme for this year is “OUR OCEANS, OUR FUTURE” with the aim of encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.”

Focussing on positive conservation news – why it’s important

Four positive conservation stories that we should be focussing on right now.

Video: Conservation ambassador and rugby player, David Pocock

Professional rugby player David Pocock, and his partner Emma, are ambassadors for Wild Ark. WildArk is closely linked to EcoTraining and together they aim to spread the message of conservation.

Rhinos to Australia: is this conservation?

Rhino, Australia, enclosure

There are plans afoot to move rhinos from Africa to Australia as an ‘insurance policy’ and for ‘safekeeping’ in large grass paddocks amongst the gum trees. Is this a valid conservation project (as claimed) or a misdirection of energy and resources by a well-meaning Western society intent on privatising African conservation into their own backyard?

Inventing nature in a post-truth world: send in the trolls

Nature idealised? Romanticised? Isn’t nature natural? An opinion piece that gets to the bottom of the social media influence on our natural world in an African context.

Thank you for 25 years of conservation success

Eagles Crag is a luxury private lodge in the breathtaking Shamwari Game Reserve, home to one of the most successful private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Giant elephant Satao 2 poached in Tsavo, 6 super tuskers left

SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last super tuskers left in Africa has been poached, leaving only 6 of these giants in the Tsavo Conservation Area in southern Kenya.

Ranger dog gored by kudu, recovering well

Anti-poaching ranger dog gored by a kudu in Kruger National Park

Conservation: ordinary people doing extraordinary things

All Captured In Africa Foundation supporters have made, and continue to make, an extraordinary difference. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, how old you are or what you do for a living…

Why conservation is failing

Free roaming wildlife populations in Africa are crashing, and natural habitat is being destroyed at an alarming rate. There is a war going on, and the other side is winning hands down – why is that?

The best time to visit the fabulous Fanjove island

It’s a great time to visit, winds are light and it’s cool – set against the spectacular backdrop of the crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean, Fanjove Island is the perfect location to relax. It’s a dream island! With a max capacity of 12 guests, you will have a private and intimate experience on one of the most pristine Islands in the world. Conservation is the aim of the people who run the lodge and look after the island.

Wild-dogs make an appearance for guests in South Luangwa

Recent sightings of South Luangwa’s wild-dogs have brought back memories for one Marula Lodge guest…

Round up of conservation success stories

While conservation is as much a buzzword as almond milk, the last few months has seen strong and positive success stories emerging in conservation for Africa.

A closer look at pangolins and the pangolin men

Imagine the possibility of walking with pangolins. Adrian Steirn’s recent photographic series The Pangolin Men captures a unique and exceptional scenario of beasts and men.

The effect of time and conservation at Nanzhila Plains in Kafue National Park

So exalted David Livingstone, having climbed up what is likely the Muchinga Escarpment of the Luangwa Valley of Zambia in 1866 and seeing the magnificence of the miombo woodland stretched out before his eyes.

The Askari Project: a Tsavo tusker conservation initiative

Ivory poaching continues to threaten elephant populations throughout the continent with recent census data indicating as few as 380,000 may be left in all of Africa.

Father Christmas surprises local school kids in Zambia at the Tongabezi Trust School

Tongabezi invites all guests to visit the local trust school and meet the young learners and teachers of Tujatane.

Football for a cause in Zambia

During the month of November 2016, Kafunta Safaris and the Mfuwe Sports Association supported the very first Carnivore Conservation Cup football tournament organized by the Zambian Carnivore Program and sponsored by the National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

Ivory trade: China to set date to close factories

Preparation is under way in China to bring in a ban on their domestic ivory trade, following a promise made with the US earlier this year.

Botswana bans elephant-back rides

From the end of this month, no elephants will be permitted to be ridden in Botswana. Abu Camp, the only facility that allowed elephant back riding in the country, has been directed to terminate its elephant back safaris.

Mother Nature has a voice at Canon South Africa

Canon South Africa takes to heart its obligation to support environmental sustainability!

Brian Boswell Circus fights laws that protect elephants

Circus owner, Brian Boswell, is challenging the legality of elephant protection laws after his attempt to sell African elephants to a zoo in the United Arab Emirates was blocked by wildlife authorities.

Cecil the lion’s legacy

In January this year, we at African Bush Camps updated our audience on the pride of Cecil the Lion- a beloved “king” and spectacular specimen who roamed Hwange National Park.

Gorilla tourism in Uganda is pro poor, responsible and eco-friendly

One of the important things any responsible traveler should know before going on safari is to understand where their money goes and whether it will reach the local communities!

Tusk Awards: Prince William honours Africa’s conservation heroes

Conservation legend Sir David Attenborough and the royal patron of TUSK, HRH Prince William, a local champion for black rhino, Cathy Dreyer, was awarded the prestigious Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa.

Celebrating cheetahs this International Cheetah Day

The fastest animal in the world is racing towards extinction, with less than 10,000 species left in the wild. Celebrate cheetahs this International Cheetah Day!

Running for Wild Dogs – supporting an endangered African animal

A group of schoolboys who ran across Zimbabwe to raise funds for the conservation of African Wild Dogs in 1996 are running a reunion event for the same cause twenty years later.

A artist’s opinion on wildlife conservation from the heart

We all know that in working towards sustainable wildlife conservation, the value of wildlife for communities and countries must be intrinsically recognised and made use of to its fullest potential.

The plight of the turtles at Kenya’s Watamu beach

Nestled between the verdant coastal forests and lapping waves of the Indian ocean is a pristine beach in Watamu – a critical nesting zone for the sea turtle

The death of elephants: ivory trading nations exposed

The twenty-eight countries most responsible for the deaths of African elephants have been revealed in a new report.

Sylvester the lion becomes king of his kingdom in Addo

The country’s most famous lion, Sylvester, has taken the first step towards reigning supreme over his new kingdom at Addo Elephant National Park.

A successful rhino rescue

The poaching war on rhinos is unfortunately a very real threat to the species and every day men and women are risking their lives to fight back and save the ones that still remain in the African bush.

Video: rats are saving lives in Tanzania

giant rat

The US government will fund the training of a team of giant rats to combat illegal wildlife trafficking in Tanzania

A library for the children in South Luangwa National Park

Marula lodge in Zambia have opened a library for the local children to learn about the wildlife in South Luangwa

5 iconic wildlife species that need our help

These five species are in desperate need of protecting, before it is too late for their populations to bounce back.

Tourism does contribute to conservation

Looking at the ways that tourism contributes to conservation on a global scale.

Raise a glass to Cecil the lion

Enjoy a glass of wine in the name of Cecil the Lion, and help to support lion conservation in Africa.

I can’t afford to volunteer in my own country

Does the future look dark for local conservationists?

Meet 3 elephant angels

Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.

Protecting Kruger’s wild dogs

Help Kruger National Park in South Africa protect one of the most important populations African wild dogs.

Video: I am a ranger

The film I am a Ranger hopes to shine a light on some of the many unsung heroes working in conservation that are at the forefront of the war on poaching and conservation in Africa.

Bushmeat hunting alarmingly high in South Africa

A recent study shows levels of bushmeat hunting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa are alarmingly high.

Missing the Mark: African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits

An analysis by the US House Committee on Natural Resources shows that African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits.

Ben, the injured elephant gets follow up treatment at Bumi Hills

An update on Ben, the injured elephant who went in search of help at Bumi Hills.

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