Interesting facts and uses for seaweed – the treasured garden under the waves.
Connect to your food and the rhythm of nature in a new, fresh and wild way by growing these 12 indigenous edible plants.
The lovely yellow Lachenalia mathewsii, like so many plants in the Cape Floral Kingdom, is at risk of going extinct.
The Mauritian government plans to cull 18,000 endangered flying foxes – scientists say that this drastic measure threatens their existence
Penguins are in trouble. A 1930’s video clip with Cherry Kearton gives an insight into the extent of the endangered African penguin population decline.
‘A’ is for aardvark – a strange nocturnal creature that wanders some of Africa’s drier areas. ‘B’ is for baby aardvark that was rescued
Elephants are still being ridden in South Africa, despite a growing international move away from the controversial practice
A small species of plant, thought to be possibly extinct, has been rediscovered on the slopes of Lion’s Head.
An intrepid team of ten travellers take on Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountain Range. Persevering with altitude sickness and equipment issues, they make it to the peak of the Margherita Glacier and are left in awe by these Mountains of the Moon.
A baby hippo is slaughtered by its pod in a startling series of photographs that highlights the realities of wild Africa
To reduce human-elephant conflict, drones are being used to chase elephants off farms and ensure their safety.
Disturbing images of a hyena carrying its prize – the head of a lion killed during a territorial dispute between lion prides
Lions could be in trouble in Namibia’s arid northwest if nothing is done to reduce human-predator conflict
A lion and hyena share a serving of kudu.
One man’s mission to document a complex rock art panel on the roof of a shelter in a remote area of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains
The hike along the Shipwreck Trail from Port Alfred to Fish River is by no means an easy feat but it’s worth it.
An exhilarating day spent hiking, abseiling and kloofing in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve.
The Maasai of the Ngorongoro Crater using Facebook to save their dying culture and to create awareness about their land rights.
Discovering the fossils of the Mesosaurus in Namibia.
The sensational experience of tandem skydiving over the Namib desert.
The black mamba is a misunderstood snake – the subject of many urban legends and exaggerated claims Learn more here
See what creatures live on the Boland’s mountains thanks to these great camera trap images!
Old giraffe bull rescued from waterhole in Balule Nature Reserve.
Cape fur seals under threat from pollution in Kalk Bay harbour.
A female elephant fitted with a GPS collar travelled over 100 km across conservancy land – re-establishing old movement corridors
Who killed the wildcat?
Wild dogs: a lost species is returned to Serengeti National Park.
Christopher Rimmer speaks about the creating of his Amapondo Exhibiton – photographing the cattle of the Pondo people of Port St Johns.
Meet Mmamoriri the maned lioness of Mombo!
From being rather bland the long-tailed widowbird transforms in a Cinderella-like way into the most miraculous bird in the bushveld!
Lion cubs interact with a bat-eared fox in the Kalahari.
Joel Gunter meets a critically endangered black bellied pangolin.
Five amazing facts about the Himba tribe of north-western Namibia.
A search for Somali elephants in Ethiopia’s Babile Elephant Sanctuary.
10 endangered Cape vultures were released back to the wild this February.
The parasitic relationship between cuckoos and sunbirds in Uganda.
Could the floods in Malawi have been prevented if more attention was paid to the sustainable use of natural resources, namely forests?
Which snake is Africa’s deadliest? As it turns out the most venomous isn’t the deadliest.
Observing unusual hunting behaviour by a pod of orcas in Cape Town’s False Bay.
A pod of killer whales spotted in False Bay
Purple-banded sunbirds feed their chicks in KwaZulu Natal
Here’s why you shouldn’t cancel your African safari because of Ebola.
In the DRC’s Virunga National Park conservationists have taken a different approach in the fight against poaching – they got themselves some good old-fashioned bloodhounds.
The elusive black cat is back!
A look into the illegal wildlife trade and how to reduce the demand that is fuelling the illegal poachers who take the lives of thousands of rhinos and elephants every year.
The Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) is taking place in more than 120 cities across the world on October 4 this year. It will see the delivery of memoranda of demand and proposed changes to South Africa’s legislation delivered to key government representatives across the globe.
Incredible images and video of a leopard dive-bombing out of a tree in Moremi Game Reserve onto an impala grazing below.
Photographs of village weavers mobbing a Diederik cuckoo as she tries to lay her egg in their nest.
In just a few short weeks the world will be taking to the streets in support of our endangered, iconic wildlife species, courtesy of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos, which takes place on World Animal Day – October 4.
Jacha Potgieter tells us how his African animal inspired artwork is raising awareness for conservation issues around the world.
Exhausted orphaned rhino looks for comfort with cars in the Kruger.
An outstanding sequence of images of a giraffe giving birth in the Mara Triangle.
A meerkat story worthy of a ‘Meerkat Manor’ episode and an award for bravery.
A fierce battle between two top predators ends with casualties on both sides.
Chris Jek has a stroke of luck when he comes across a honey badger visiting a wild beehive in the Kruger National Park.
STROOP is the first full length Afrikaans nature film about the rhino poaching crisis in South Africa.
Concerns have been heightened by the Namibian Ministy of Environment and Tourism’s decision to issue additional hunting permits for desert elephants.
It is during the winter months that South Africa’s national bird, the blue crane (Anthropoides paradiseus), are most likely to be seen in flocks.
Great images of a pair of mating puff adders in the Drakensberg.
A honey badger is seen feeding on a dead porcupine on the road and after a few trips back to the same spot, it is revealed that the feisty honey badger must have killed the porcupine in a ferocious battle.
Rare footage of the South Africa’s rarest bird, the blue swallow, hatching from an egg.
Two tawny eagles battle it out at a waterhole in the Kgalagadi.
A rescued vervet monkey is brought home in Zimbabwe where it is cared for by the family dog.
The story of an elephant calf’s utter devotion to its mother in her dying days.
Em Gatland joins the the game capture team at Imfolozi to document what happens in a rhino lift.
Drongo mimics alarm calls to keep stealing food from other species, finds UCT biologist.
The African Impact Mara Naboisho Volunteer Project recently had an incredible encounter in the Mara Naboisho Conservancy when a group of lions trapped a hyena inside the carcass of a dead elephant.
A touching moment between a rhino calf and a young giraffe is captured in a painting – reflecting the mood and this moment in Africa.
Amazing photos of a frisky ostrich encounter at Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Photos of a pride of lions attacking a tiny wild cat in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
A leopard chases a bat-eared fox down the burrow in the Kgalagadi.
It is up to us to save elephants. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge, so in light of that here are 10 facts everyone should know about elephants.
In the Timbavati Game Reserve this blogger comes across a group of vervet monkeys playing in the road, with a very special albino family member.
A population of critically endangered riverine rabbits was discovered in the Anysberg Nature Reserve, bringing new hope for the species.
After 44 years of absence, lions are being introduced into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, affording the park with Big 7 status.
A bizarre elephant death ritual plays out in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as a herd of elephants pay respect to an elephant carcass.
Bonobos are our closest living relatives along with chimpanzees, find out some interesting facts about their lifestyles and social structures here.
Ian Salisbury managed to capture a sight that not many people will ever see; a crocodile attack on a big bull elephant! See the photos here.
A young, snared elephant bull would have been put down were it not for Elephants Without Border’s help. Photos of the bull and news on his recovery here.
A photo series of a baboon playing chicken with a lion. The chacma baboon was stuck in a tree with the lions waiting for him at the bottom when he attempted his escape…
A young bull elephant is saved from a poacher’s snare in Botswana by the Elephants Without Borders team. See the pictures
Found on the MzansiGirl blog Even though many South Africans speak English, that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand us. With a lot of local slang, South African English has a flavour of its own, borrowing from Afrikaans as well as the country’s many African languages. Here are 10 ways to say Hello, South African style: …
Written by: Christina Carr at Norman Carr Safaris Most conservationists believe that man should not meddle with the natural order and that we should allow nature to run her course however cruel or grim it seems to be. We agree on the whole, unless a wildlife problem has been created by man (for instance in …
Information for this post courtesy of SANParks Over thirty years ago seven impressive elephant bulls, all with tusks weighing more than 50 kg each, could be found in Kruger National Park. Dr. U de V Pienaar – the Chief Warden at the time – decided to publicise these elephants as a successful example of Kruger’s …
Story and photography by Bradley and Annelize White Early one morning as the last bits of sun rose from the horizon, guests departed on a game drive from Imbabala Lodge along the banks of the Zambezi River. Shortly into the drive I heard a call over the radio that a baby elephant had been trapped in …