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Ebola. Are you at risk?

The outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has caused major concern with travellers planning safaris to southern and east Africa. The Safari Co. put together this infographic to help visitors make informed decisions when travelling to Africa.

Awards presented to celebrate rhino conservation

The Rhino Conservation Awards 2014 were held on the 31st of July 2014 in an effort to create awareness of rhino conservation issues while recognising exceptional individuals and organisations for their efforts in protecting Africa’s rhino population.

YOU can save these rhinos

Rhinos Without Borders is on a mission to move rhinos to safe havens in Botswana in order to save them from the poaching crisis and they need your help!

Johannesburg zoo responds to sitatunga deaths

The Johannesburg Zoo clarifies the facts concerning the procurement, transporting, offer to quarantine and the subsequent decision to humanely euthanise eight sitatunga that arrived in South Africa illegally.

Illegally imported sitatunga euthanised

An illegal shipment of eight sitatunga antelope which arrived in South Africa after a gruelling journey by road and air from the Prague Zoo via Frankfurt on Friday morning, 1 August 2014 have been humanely euthanised.

Great apes face extinction, Goodall

According to Dr Jane Goodall, the loss of habitat and climate change will see that the great apes: chimpanzees, gorillas, bonobos, orangutans and gibbons are pushed to extinction in coming years, if people don’t act soon.

Elephant attacks trophy hunter

A Namibian professional hunter sustained multiple injuries when a young elephant bull attacked him in the Uukwaluudhi Conservancy.

Jozini Dam swim for rhinos a success

Jay Azran successfully completed the first-ever attempt to swim 2.5km across the Jozini Dam along the South Africa–Swaziland border on Saturday 28 June 2014, braving hippos, crocodiles and tiger fish in the name of cross-border rhino conservation.

Namibia ropes armed forces into poaching war

Namibia’s cabinet has approved a request by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism to allow the country’s security forces to be involved in the fight against poaching and other crimes threatening the country’s wildlife.

Awesome advertising helping Africa’s wildlife

Will the power of worldwide advertising give a voice to the voiceless and help save Africa special wildlife. These Ad campaigns provide a very thought provoking and emotional trip regarding issues like poaching, extinction and wild animal abuse.

Serengeti highway a no-go

Jun 22, 2014
The proposed 53km super highway intended for construction across the Serengeti National Park has been declared unlawful.

“Threatening” hippo shot

A hippopotamus has been shot dead because he posed a threat to residents of villages near a mining area in Barberton near Nelspruit.

New SA regulations for child travellers – questions answered

Since the South African Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced new regulations for child travellers the inbound and outbound travel industry has raised numerous questions. Travel Buyer has emailed the department and phoned various officials numerous times in an effort to have all questions answered.

Kenya’s biggest elephant killed by poachers

Satao, the world’s biggest elephant, is dead. Satao, who was killed by poachers at Tsavo East National Park, in southeast Kenya and was celebrated as one of the last surviving great tuskers.

The risks of legal trade in rhino horn

This Nick Chevallier production for the Conservation Action Trust and OSCAP, illustrates the folly of legalising the trade in rhino horn, and the dire effects that this could have on the survival of the species.

An African colonising Europe!

After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.