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Decoding science

It’s not about the worm

Mopane worms are a popular source of protein and delicious snack for rural people in Limpopo – read about a sustainable Kruger harvest program

Decoding science

Aardvarks and climate change

Aardvarks are being severely impacted by climate change, says research being conducted in arid areas where temperatures are expected to rise

Natural history

Buffalo – Godfather of the African bushveld

The African buffalo has earned itself something of a reputation – particularly the cantankerous old ‘dagga boys’. Learn more here

Rhino poaching
Opinion Editorial, Poaching

Rhino poaching stats 2020 – more shades of grey

Rhino poaching for 2020 is lower because of the COVID-19 lockdown – although SA Minister claims the victory for her team

Mozambique, Natural history, Zinave National Park

A plane full of hyenas

Four spotted hyenas completed a journey of over 1 400 km to Zinave National Park, Mozambique – after decades of no carnivores in the park

Roan
Opinion Editorial

Kruger roan antelope deaths by neglect – more of the same, says informant

Roan antelope in Kruger breeding camps are dying due to neglect, with reasons varying from dehydration to disease – here are the facts

Cheetah cubs rescued
News, Poaching

8 Cheetah cubs rescued in Somaliland – destined for illegal pet trade

8 cheetah cubs rescued in Somaliland during three operations – they were destined for the illegal pet trade that continues despite Covid-19

Photo Galleries, Photographer of the Year (AGPOY)

Jens Cullmann, 2020 Photographer of the Year – gallery one

This fantastic gallery by Photographer of the Year 2020 winner Jens Cullmann will have you booking your next safari with Africa Geographic

Decoding science, Natural history

Human impact results in leopard inbreeding – research

Human activity is affecting negatively on leopard populations – via changes in age, sex & social structure of leopard populations – research

Mana Pools, Natural history, Zimbabwe

Declining Dynasties: Painted Wolf Pressures

Some say that the painted wolf (African wild dog) population in Mana Pools is the lowest in a decade. Why is this and how can we help?

Decoding science, Hunting

Trophy hunting ban could harm conservation on private fenced farms in South Africa – says study

Trophy hunting on many private fenced farms in South Africa – this study examines the impact that a ban could have on biodiversity

Natural history

Chameleons – 6 must-know facts

Chameleons are unique, weird and wonderful – changing their skin colour and shooting their tongues out at 10,000 km/second !