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Black-maned lion in the Kalahari
Destinations, Natural history, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle

South Africa’s top tourist attractions

If there was a checklist for the perfect travel destination, South Africa would tick most of the boxes. Famed for its amazing wildlife and landscapes, superb local cuisine, warm hospitality and great weather, (plus the added bonus that its affordable) it’s easy to understand why tourism is so big in South Africa.

Natural history, Opinion Editorial, Poaching

Rhino horn: Recipes for disaster

In the middle of the sixth mass extinction, when 50% of the living species are at risk of extinction due to the ever growing, destructive human hands, the six rhinoceros species are at the tip of the pyramid, among the most endangered species on Earth.

leopard peering into the camera with technology icon overlay
Destinations, Kruger, Natural history, Opinion Editorial, South Africa

Kruger: Is this the technological future?

Presently, we are able to instantly globally share everything we see and hear in Kruger and just about every other destination on earth. Animal sightings and locations are given in real time and we are able to send photos and videos across a host of social media platforms.

Vehicles joust for a good view of a leopard in Kruger National Park, South Africa
Destinations, Kruger, Natural history, Opinion Editorial, South Africa

Kruger: Impact of social media and mobile phones – good or bad?

Technology and social media have shaped the Kruger experience into something radically different from what it was ten years ago.

Botswana, Destinations, Moremi, Okavango Delta

Moremi Magic

My Moremi glamping safari. There’s something immensely satisfying about discovering Africa on a mobile tented camp safari. G&T anyone?

Hunting, Natural history, Poaching

Hippo teeth: Hong Kong trade threatens species in Africa

Hong Kong has always been regarded as the epicentre of the global wildlife trade. It appears however that this trade is not adequately controlled by authorities and may lead many species to the brink of extinction. Unfortunately, many news headlines announce illegal elephant ivory and rhino horn trade being processed through Hong Kong’s borders. Many …

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2017 Finalists

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists – images that will have you grabbing your camera and booking your next safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2017 Semi-finalists Part 1

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists – images that will have you grabbing your camera and booking your next safari

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year

Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists Part 2

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2017 Top 101 Finalists – images that will have you booking your next safari

Natural history, News

South Luangwa: dog detection unit hounds poaching

In eastern Zambia, Conservation South Luangwa, in partnership with Working Dogs for Conservation and Zambia’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife has launched a fantastic initiative: Zambia’s first ever canine wildlife detection unit.

Natural history, News

Video: Johannesburg market sells illegal wildlife products

Footage emerges of body parts of endangered species being sold in a South African muthi market, highlighting “how little is actually being done on the ground” in spite of CITES’ intellectual discussions.

News

CITES CoP17 – Africa in a nutshell

A brief summary of the main decisions taken at CITES CoP17 that affect African wildlife species.

Botswana, Destinations, Kalahari, Kalahari, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Kruger, South Africa, Travel & Lifestyle, Travel diaries

Kgalagadi versus Kruger

A daring comparison of two popular Southern African transfrontier parks.

News

What will Africa propose to CITES?

A provisional list of proposals by African states for amendment of current trade allowances at CITES for endangered species

People, Poaching

Rhino poaching – Buy No Rhino

Meet the two South African sisters who cycled 6,000km across South-East Asia to save the rhino.

Opinion Editorial, Poaching

How China’s taste for wildlife feeds a killing frenzy

Africa’s extraordinary and charismatic wildlife is clearly under siege from the wrecking ball that is China.

Golden Triangle
Opinion Editorial, Poaching

Asia’s Golden Triangle – a conduit of death for Africa’s animals

The Asian end of the grisly wildlife trade business and a place that has become China’s illegal wildlife supermarket.

Natural history

Rescuing Beatrice the baby aardvark

‘A’ is for aardvark – a strange nocturnal creature that wanders some of Africa’s drier areas. ‘B’ is for baby aardvark that was rescued

Natural history

PALF’s dogs sniff out illegal bushmeat

Crocodiles and turtles are released after the PALF dog team sniffs them out in a road block.

Destinations, Gabon, Natural history, Travel & Lifestyle, Travel diaries

Finding gold in Gabon – the golden cat

I was used to working in the savannahs of eastern and southern Africa, where the animals I studied roamed in full sight. I was used to the relative comfort and safety of getting around in a 4×4, and my camera went everywhere with me. Then, in 2010, I arrived in the Central African country of …

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