When is a tunnel not a tunnel? When it’s a trunk road. This tunnel, which connects two wilderness areas in Kenya, has just opened and for the first time elephants have been spotted using it.
After 42 years of dedicated service to biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape Province, CapeNature Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Kas Hamman retired on 31 January 2014.
“Ghouls filmed as we were savaged by an elephant, then left us to die”, says the injured British teacher who begged them to keep the video of an elephant attack in the Kruger private – but they sent it round the world.
Government advisers have given the long-awaited go-ahead to destroy Hong Kong’s stockpile of confiscated ivory.
The Telegraph Newspaper of Britain has named Liuwa Plain National Park among the top 20 destinations to visit this year.
Two lion cubs have been sighted in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, significantly marking the first birth of lion cubs in the park for well over 10 years.
Shock footage has emerged of the most recent elephant attack in the Kruger National Park, which shows that two foreign tourists took unnecessary risk while on a self-drive safari.
An anti-poaching leader in the Congo is convinced that the Chinese construction camps are conduits for the ivory trade.
In breaking news, the Landmark Foundation announced yesterday that they had photographs of a wild elephant in the Knysna forest, South Africa.
Tanzania’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism has suspended 21 Wildlife Department staff for allegedly colluding with poachers to kill elephants.
The FBI is investigating death threats made against members of the Dallas hunting club that intends to auction off a rare permit to kill an endangered black rhino.
Hong Kong is to reconsider proposals to destroy its 33 tonne ivory stockpile, following a symbolic decision by Beijing to crush its confiscated ivory for the first time.
Scientists working in Africa have uncovered a new crocodile species hiding in plain sight.
President Jacob Zuma will hand over claimed land from Mala Mala game reserve in Mpumalanga province on 9th January 2014.
The Chinese government plans to destroy several tons of confiscated ivory and other wildlife products demonstrating the Chinese government’s commitment in combatting the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade.
An elephant bull has been put down after it attacked a couple in the Kruger National Park on Monday, trampling their blue Volkswagen car.
A newspaper story about the impact of the ivory trade has gone viral in China, raising awareness among millions of Chinese, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society.
In the wake of the Elephant Summit held in Botswana in early December where urgent measures to halt the rampant illegal ivory trade were adopted one is left asking if it is enough?
After 44 years of absence, lions are being introduced into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, affording the park with Big 7 status.
The Kenyan parliament has passed a new bill that calls on a life sentence as punishment for wildlife poachers.
Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft, has announced that he will be funding a survey on Africa’s elephants to calculate how many actually remain, where they are found, what threats they face and whether their total population numbers are in fact increasing or decreasing.
The African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) have responded to several articles in the European press regarding safety updates for travellers to Mozambique, saying that they are “inaccurately reporting” on the unrest. Read their safety update here.
On Friday, 4 October 2013, fifteen official cities took part in the iworry International March for Elephants in an effort to protect and preserve the world’s elephants, here are some photos from the Cape Town march.
Guy Whitall slept for 8 hours, unaware that a crocodile was under his bed. The croc found under bed is captured and released back into the Turgwe River river in Zimbabwe.
Obama and federal government agency, The Fish and Wildlife Service, will crush 6 tons of illegal ivory. Read the full story here.
41 elephants have been killed by cyanide which had been added to the waterholes from which they drink in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.
A notorious ivory trafficker was arrested in Togo on 6 August 2013. N’Bourke, who is known as “The Boss”, is an a ivory trafficking and poaching kingpin and is believed to have been operating for over 40 years, fueling the slaughter of over 10 000 elephants. The Daily Mail reported that upon being arrested, N’Bourke […]
Original source: News24 Rhino horn stockpiles in South Africa currently total more than 18 tons, environmental affairs confirmed on Wednesday. These included 16 347kg in government stockpiles and 2 091kg in private hands, the department’s deputy director general for biodiversity, Fundisile Mketeni, told reporters in Pretoria. “This is where we stand as we speak,” he […]
Original source: News24 US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order launching a $10m bid to cut wildlife trafficking in Africa, which threatens to decimate rhino and elephant populations. US officials said that Obama, who is in Tanzania, would set up a task force to develop a strategy against the illicit wildlife trade […]
Original source: News24 A vulture declared regionally extinct in South Africa has reappeared in the Kruger National Park. Marloth Park Honorary Ranger Genie Retief spotted a juvenile Egyptian Vulture, also known as “Pharaoh’s Chicken” on 6 May. Fellow ranger Andrew Hudson took a photograph, which was presented to local South African Rare Birds Reports group who […]
On Tuesday 25 June, an updated regional estimate of great white shark populations in South Africa’s ‘shark capital’, Gansbaai in the Western Cape, is to be released to the public. And the results may come as a surprise. Shark numbers in the area may not be what you thought. The research was conducted by the Dyer […]
Over the past decade I, along with other people, have consistently argued that the economic benefits of trophy hunting have been crudely overstated. And when viewed against the alternative land-use option, that of well-managed photographic ecotourism, the merit of trophy hunting in nationally protected areas holds even less weight, if any at all. In this […]
Press Release: Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is pleased to announce that it is one of three recipients of a funding agreement with the Embassy of Finland. The agreements were signed on 11 June 2013, and announced by the Head of Mission of the Embassy of Finland, Ms. Anne Saloranta. The grants are part of the […]
Original source: Daily Mail China needs to act now on the country’s illegal ivory trade to stop elephants becoming extinct, according to one conservationist. Joyce Poole, co-director of Elephant Voices, said the creatures had experienced their worst year in history, with more than 7 per cent killed for their tusks in only a year. She […]
Original source: News24 A zoo elephant released into the Gondwana Game Reserve has died and experts are trying to determine the cause of death. Thandora was held in captivity for 23 years before she was released into the wild this year with high hopes that she would adapt to the environment. However, experts from Conservation Global […]
Although the term “giant mole-rat” may not immediately inspire love, the mole-rats of Africa are a fascinating bunch.
Original source: katsafrica What, if anything can save the East African lion from extinction? A hundred years ago more than 200,000 wild lions lived throughout the continent of Africa but according to present day estimates a mere 32,000 lions at best roam freely throughout the forests and grasslands of modern day Africa and there are […]
Original source: internationalboulevard.com In the poacher towns of Mozambique that border South Africa’s enormous Kruger National Park, young men hand-thread the barrels of old rifles to fit them with silencers, then slip barefoot across the border into South Africa to shoot endangered rhinos for their horns. Back home, they build ‘mansions’ in their hometowns’ millionaires […]
Original source: News24 A rhino campaigner has been banned from the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour because of his outfit during the 2013 race. Steve Newman, also known as the Naked Skydiver, has been running a virtual one man campaign to raise money to fight rhino poaching. His stunts invariably include him […]
As poaching is a growing threat to rhinos in South Africa, the conservation efforts of Rhinos Without Borders represent a true beacon of hope. Founded by travel company &Beyond, this ground-breaking project has translocated six white rhinos from its Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With its excellent […]
Original source: telegraph.co.uk “A suspected poacher has reportedly been trampled to death by an elephant as he tried to shoot the beast in Zimbabwe. The bloodied remains of Solomon Manjoro were found by rangers after what was thought to be a botched poaching trip at the protected Charara safari area inside a national park. Zimbabwe’s […]
Former NBA player and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launches a major public awareness campaign about consumption of rhino horn and ivory in China
Elephant rescue: A few brave souls struggled for hours under the searing African sun to rescue an adult female elephant trapped in a drain
Loliondo the Maasai community concession and wildlife destinations is in the spotlight as locals clash with trophy hunmting companies
Beneath the soaked rags lay a parched and forlorn-looking pygmy right whale, the world’s smallest baleen whale
This series of disturbing and yet fascinating images from photographers Pieter Hugo and Adetokunbo Abiola in their book The Hyena & Other Men
Towards the end of last week Zambian wildlife authorities suspended the tender process for hunting concessions and cancelled all hunting licences for the foreseeable future. According to sources and local news reports, Minister of Tourism and Arts Sylvia Masebo has based her decision on corruption and malpractices between the hunting companies and various government departments. […]
The mountain gorilla is the only great ape with an increasing population despite continuous pressure on its habitat – latest population stats
Local villagers have burned 40 African wild dogs alive in the Loliondo Game Controlled Area, on the Eastern border of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The mass murder is said to be a reaction by villagers to the theft of livestock. Apparently villagers in Kertalo and Orkiu have lost 157 goats and 4 cattle […]
It seems that sometimes nature does fight back! The latest news from the Kruger National Park is that a a bull elephant has charged a car, flipping it over in the process. A couple was inside, but neither of them is badly hurt. The man suffered a minor knee injury, but was attended to by […]