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How much to kill a woolly mammoth?

The trophy hunting of 2 of Botswana’s largest tuskers threatens community wealth, a wildlife corridor & tusker survival. By Simon Espley

THIS WEEK

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.

THIS WEEK

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.

THIS WEEK

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.

THIS WEEK

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.

THIS WEEK

Tuskers hunted in Botswana, best photos, 3 days in glorious Victoria Falls, and the dependability of the marvellous honeyguide – all this week with AG.

THIS WEEK

Glamping in Moremi, the week’s best pics, SA’s tiger farming industry, and controversy around proposed Chobe developments

Rhino horn trade – yes or no

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

In defense of (some) tourism

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.

The great African fencing debate

African conservationists are engaged in a furious fencing debate – should protected areas be fenced to conserve wildlife such as lions?

Is lion hunting sustainable?

Lion hunting sustainability in Africa has been extensively investigated by pragmatic experts desperate to conserve our remaining wild lions

Leopard conservation in South Africa

Leopard conservation in South Africa requires a metapopulation strategy and a sustained, transparent commitment from government – expert opinion

Mthimkhulu Game Reserve – a dream deferred

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.

Casketts citrus farm debate

Casketts citrus farm on Greater Kruger border – conservationist Trevor Jordan provides some context in this opinion post

Do fences stop elephant migration in Botswana?

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.