The trophy hunting of 2 of Botswana’s largest tuskers threatens community wealth, a wildlife corridor & tusker survival. By Simon Espley
The Top 101 Photographer of the Year entries (4 galleries), an in-depth look into famous leopard Hosana’s death, & delving into Namibia’s iconic Himba tribe – all this week with AG.
The iconic Himba people of Namibia navigate an uncertain, modernising world affected by climate change and marginalisation
Our last week of Photographer of the Year entries (in 2 galleries), your guide on the best places to see leopards, female birdsong in swallows and changing seasons – all this week with AG.
Last chance to enter Photographer of the Year, true safari romance in Tarangire National Park, sibling bonding in hyenas, walking with giants in Kenya and bidding farewell to Amboseli’s super tusker Tolstoy – all this week with AG.
Epic pics and your last chance to enter Photographer of the Year, special offer on a Mara family safari, warfare ecology reflecting on the polarising tusker-hunt debate, and the best swimming pools in Africa – all this week with AG.
Tuskers hunted in Botswana, best photos, 3 days in glorious Victoria Falls, and the dependability of the marvellous honeyguide – all this week with AG.
Glamping in Moremi, the week’s best pics, SA’s tiger farming industry, and controversy around proposed Chobe developments
Comment – teamAG – Friday 01 April 2022
Namibia’s elephant auction, wild Katavi, the ultimate Mara safari, our shared chimp DNA & this week’s epic pics
Namibia’s controversial elephant auction: balancing conservation, welfare and legality – Opinion editorial
Comment – teamAG – Friday 18 March 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 11 March 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 04 March 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 25 February 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 18 February 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 11 February 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 04 February 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 28 January 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 21 January 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 14 January 2022
Comment – teamAG – Friday 07 January 2022
The ongoing slaughter of Kruger’s rhinos forces the debate about rhino horn trade into the open again. Tony Carnie reopens this can of worms
Comment – teamAG – Friday 31 December 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 24 December 2021
Journalists target Namibia’s community-based conservation program. This is what 76 affected entities have to say – decide for yourself
Comment – teamAG – Friday 17 December 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 10 December 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 03 December 2021
The critically endangered Tana River red colobus & mangabey are endemic to the forests on the banks of the Tana River
Comment – teamAG – Friday 26 November 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 19 November 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 12 November 2021
African biodiversity experts mobilise to produce a continental map of ‘biodiversity intactness’ for African decision-makers.
Comment – teamAG – Friday 05 November 2021
How do we rebuild travel after the trauma of 2020? Tourism is a conservation asset we can’t afford to lose and Africa is ahead of the game.
Comment – teamAG – Friday 29 October 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 22 October 2021
Grabbing the lion by the tail – Interference and intervention in the lives of wild animals are controversial and there are no simple answers as to when or if they are appropriate. Jamie Paterson gives her perspectives.
Comment – teamAG – Friday 15 October 2021
Crossing the human-wildlife barrier – is it ever okay? Three positive African examples involving a pangolin, a blesbok and a clan of hyenas
Comment – teamAG – Friday 08 October 2021
African conservationists are engaged in a furious fencing debate – should protected areas be fenced to conserve wildlife such as lions?
Comment – teamAG – Friday 01 October 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 24 September 2021
Lion hunting sustainability in Africa has been extensively investigated by pragmatic experts desperate to conserve our remaining wild lions
Comment – teamAG – Friday 17 September 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 10 September 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 03 September 2021
Comment – teamAG – Friday 27 August 2021
Leopard conservation in South Africa requires a metapopulation strategy and a sustained, transparent commitment from government – expert opinion
Comment – teamAG – Friday 20 August 2021
Rural communities choose wildlife over cattle if they see and enjoy long term benefits from trophy hunting – says Namibian community member
Comment – teamAG – Friday 13 August 2021
Trophy hunters kill another breeding lion (named Mopane) from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – in a mirror of the Cecil tragedy
Forest elephant numbers are believed to have plummeted 86% in just 31 years yet their role in maintaining forest ecosystems is critical.
Comment – teamAG – Friday 06 August 2021
CEO note: Another giant elephant hunted
Another giant elephant shot in Botswana. What are the consequences for elephants, local communities, and hunting operations?
CEO note: The ‘elephant problem’
Mthimkhulu Game Reserve is 8000ha of prime land in the Greater Kruger, 50km north of Phalaborwa. It’s an area with a desperately sad past and a hopeful future. We went to have a look.
CEO note: Okavango oil scam | Luangwa Valley | Rebranding wild dogs
CEO note: Elephants & oranges – Greater Kruger context
The Casketts citrus farm on the Greater Kruger border is here to stay. We consider the context and settle a few rumours and untruths
Casketts citrus farm on Greater Kruger border – conservationist Trevor Jordan provides some context in this opinion post
CEO note: Safari tips + Kili ice & otters
CEO note: And the winners are …
CEO note: Finalists!
Thousands of captive-bred lions in South Africa – what is to happen to them as breeding facilities are closed down
CEO note: Top 101 pics + Botswana rhino poaching
Rhino poaching in Botswana – we try to make sense of the rumours and our CEO asks why the smoke and mirrors?
CEO note: Entries closed + behind the conservation scenes
CEO note: Failure + spring-loaded cat + best pics
CEO note: Free at last + land of grey giants + best pics
CEO note: Success | trophy hunting data | Amboseli
CEO note: Lions | lions | lions
Lions in the Chobe River area face an uncertain future – pressured by human farmers to the north and a lack of new blood from the south
CEO note: Hope 4 elephants | Mundari | safari tips
CEO note: Lions vs giraffes | parrot voodoo | Gorongosa
CEO note: Elephants – good & bad news
Counting elephants is not easy. It itakes experience, skill and funding. The good news: elephants are thriving in Namibia.
CEO note: Makeup monkey + elephant hunting
CEO note: ‘Problem’ lions + Africa’s 11 dog species
CEO note: Question: Largest mammal migration on Earth?
CEO note: More shades of grey + Laikipia + jumbo ID
Is political pride hurting efforts to stop rhino poaching in Botswana? Reports from the field suggest that rhino poaching in Botswana has reached crisis point while the government denies this is the case.
CEO note: Just in case + fences & elephants
Dr Erik Verreynne discusses the claim that fences are an underlying cause of the elephant mortalities in NG11/12 in 2020 in Botswana. His assessment, based on observation of elephants, the habitat and the actual state of the fences, concludes that there is little evidence to suggest fences stop elephant migration in Seronga or that they had a measurable effect on the 2020 die-off.
CEO note: Diamonds, rhino horn and elephant auctions
CEO note: Epic images + livestock loss compensation
CEO note: Hukumuri – the furore
CEO note: A poached rhino carcass & the takeaway food wrappers
CEO note: Those dead elephants + hyena shenanigans + best pics
CEO note: Kruger rhinos crash + best pics
CEO note: Gold rush + sordid past + ancient walled kingdom
CEO note: Best pics + Africa’s rarest parrot + jumbos from space
CEO note: A story about perspective
CEO note: Boycott Africa + elephants vs villagers
Boycott Africa! is the demand by some who dislike the wildlife policies adopted by some African countries. Is boycott bad for conservation?