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Poaching and tuskless elephants – the scientific confirmation

Ivory poaching selectively drives the evolution of tuskless elephants – new research confirms what many experts have suggested for decades

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – Kenya’s golden child

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Kenya, is a haven for rare and wonderful wildlife that offers exclusive stunning safari experiences.


Sunbird feathers and the sweltering cost of beauty

Gorgeous iridescent sunbird feathers play an essential role in visual communication but could dangerously increase heat absorption – new research

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The Garden Route – South Africa’s ultimate road trip

The Garden Route is a dramatic meeting of mountains, gorges, forest and the Indian Ocean, interspersed by quaint, sleepy beach towns


Caracal – Africa’s deadly beauty

The caracal, with its luminous eyes, dramatic ear tufts, bold facial markings and stocky physique is arguably Africa’s most exquisite cat

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Ghosts in the gorges – on the fugitives’ trail

Fugitives’ Drift is a rejuvenating getaway for heart and soul, where the hills breathe history and ghosts whisper in the moonlit gorges. The lodge is a haven of family hospitality in a breathtaking natural setting. 

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Striped hyena – the forgotten fourth hyena

Striped hyenas lurk in the shadows, shy and elusive. They are seldom seen, poorly understood and may answer our questions on hyena evolution

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Samburu – home of the Samburu special 5

Samburu – an arid land steeped in rich tradition, where people, livestock, and wildlife thrive side by side, sharing precious resources.

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White-bellied pangolin pups in Nigeria

White-bellied pangolin pups, rescued from an animal market in Lagos, desperately need help from Namibian pangolin expert Maria Diekmann


Bees – a solution to human-elephant conflict 

Bees and elephants – their busy, buzzing ways are providing a solution to human-elephant conflict – an innovative conservation solution

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Cape Town – Mother City

Cape Town – the Mother City – offers a blend of a nature-lovers playground, modern city lifestyle, cultural diversity and foodie heaven

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Update: Zambia’s Kasanka NP & world’s largest mammal migration under threat

Under threat: The world’s largest mammal migration and Zambia’s Kasanka NP still under threat from a foreign commercial agricultural company