The Arabuko Sokoke Forest is saved from oil mining as communities take a stand to save this critically threatened habitat.
A tiny shrimp with banded, stalked eyes, and gaudy red ‘warning’ colouring, is the latest of several new marine species to be found by UCT researchers in the extensively sampled waters of False Bay.
Tanzania has been accused of reneging on its promise to 40 000 Maasai pastoralists by going ahead with plans to evict them and turn their ancestral land into a reserve for the royal family of Dubai to hunt big game.
The Rietvlei Nature Reserve, situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, introduced a male cheetah into its 3 800ha reserve after a two year absence of cheetahs from the reserve.
The Texas hunting club that auctioned off a permit to shoot an endangered black rhinoceros in Namibia said it will cancel the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denies the winning bidder’s request to bring the dead animal back to the U.S. as a trophy.
A new report reveals that Chinese-led criminal gangs are conspiring with corrupt Tanzanian officials to traffic huge amounts of ivory, a trade which has caused half of Tanzania’s elephants to be poached in the past five years.
Bangweulu Wetlands law enforcement team successfully stops illegal timber trading in Zambia.
Here’s why you shouldn’t cancel your African safari because of Ebola.
It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy announces the death of one of the northern white rhinos, Suni.
Will exporting South African rhinos to Australia save this magnificent beast from extinction?
Liuwa Plain National Park has lost their last male lion, the cause is still unknown.
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.
The Aldabra banded snail, thought to be a casualty of climate change, has been rediscovered in the Seychelles.
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust rescues one of Tsavo’s bull elephants that was injured by a poacher.
Private game reserves that contracted to buy 260 rhinos from the Kruger National Park have been refunded R14 million.
Motherboard has gotten its hands on some horrifying video footage of hunting and wild animal abuse in Tanzania with a company known as Green Mile Safari.
The Desert Lion Project is sad to report that the “Terrace Male” (Xpl-68) was killed near Tomakas village sometime after midday on 24 Aug 2014.
South African authorities have announced a plan to evacuate up to 500 rhino from Kruger National Park to safer areas where they are less likely to fall prey to poachers hunting them for their horns.
The vicious Ebola virus outbreak that has already killed more than 800 people this year, in addition to sowing panic, fear and confusion throughout West Africa, was not a strain endemic to the region as initially believed.
A tiny elephant, named Murit, was rescued from a well in Kenya and taken to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Belgium teenager, Axelle Despiegelaere, loses modeling contract with L’Oreal, a cosmetic giant that: “no longer tests on animals,” after controversial hunting photograph, of her with a dead oryx, emerges during the World Cup.
Africa Geographic is running an ongoing online survey aimed at finding out more about the modern day African traveller.
Award-winning conservationist sets the record straight about the Namibian desert elephant hunting debate.
WikiLeaks-style website, WildLeaks, yields 24 tip-offs including elephant poaching, tiger killing, illegal fishery and forest destruction.
The New Jersey State Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill banning ivory and rhino horn sales on Monday, making New Jersey the first state to take a definitive stand against wildlife trafficking.
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.
African Parks has ramped up their anti-poaching efforts in DRC’s Garamba National Park after 68 elephants were poached using chainsaws and hand grenades.
Professor Alejandro Nadal, in his co-authored critique of pro-rhino horn trade literature, says that the proponents of trade in rhino horn are taking a rash approach by brutally simplifying real-world economics.
The Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, home to a diverse range of wildlife is under threat from coal mining.
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.
Rare footage of the South Africa’s rarest bird, the blue swallow, hatching from an egg.
The Namibian government response to NGOs, on hunting ‘desert elephants’.
The sickening footage of the shocking moment a sleeping elephant in Zimbabwe was woken up by American trophy hunters and shot.
The Endangered Wildlife Trust recently successfully released a pack of 15 wild dogs that had been illegally captured in Limpopo.
Sharon Pincott, who worked for 13 years under the banner of The Presidential Elephant Conservation Project protecting the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe has announced that she has closed down her project.
The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) has laid animal cruelty charges against Elephants of Eden, the Knysna Elephant Park, for cruelty to elephants.
The South African National Parks (SANParks) announced on 15 May 2014 the first confirmed elephant poaching incident in the Kruger National Park (KNP) in well over ten years.
Born Free USA has released a report that provides an accurate and complete picture of the depths of the infamous ivory trade, and its findings are truly alarming.
Lake Natron may be under threat as Tanzania plans to mine in a flamingo breeding ground that is not only regionally important, but globally.
Criticisms have emerged following Edna Molewa’s, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, remarks on the ivory trade and how it relates to a possible trade in rhino horn.
We look into a situation where five feral dogs where seen chasing a wildebeest at iMfolozi Game Reserve.
Liuwa’s Park Manager has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in Liuwa National Park.
One of the world’s biggest populations of greater bamboo lemurs, sometimes known as the panda lemur, has doubled in just three years, giving conservationists new hope that the species can be kept from extinction.
It is with deep sadness and regret that Tembe Elephant Park has announced the death of Isilo the elephant. Isilo was the king of the elephants and wildlife in the Tembe Transfrontier Park on the South Africa/Mozambique Border and was known as the biggest “tusker” in Southern Africa.
The Lusaka high court has upheld the stay of execution granted to six environmental organisations against government’s decision to allow the opening of a mining project in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
Organisers of a key conference about rhino conservation and introducing a legal trade in rhino horn claim that advocates of trade are threatening to boycott the conference because their point of view will not be represented.
For the very first time detailed data about iSimangaliso’s coelacanths has been collected via a satellite tag.
Shivani Bhalla, a fourth-generation Kenyan who founded Ewaso Lions in 2007, has been awarded the 2013 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation.
The President of the Republic of Chad, his excellency Idriss Déby Itno, lit the fire destroying his country’s 1.1 ton stockpile of ivory.
The United States announced a National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking as well as a ban on the commercial trade of elephant ivory.
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.
Scientists working in Africa have uncovered a new crocodile species hiding in plain sight.
After 44 years of absence, lions are being introduced into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, affording the park with Big 7 status.
The world’s newest species of mole-rat: Caroline’s mole-rat (Fukomys vandewoestijneae) has been identified in Zambia by scientists
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