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New shrimp species discovered in False Bay

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.

Cheetah reintroduced to Rietvlei

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.

Namibian black rhino hunt may be cancelled

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.

Rooting for trees

Bangweulu Wetlands law enforcement team successfully stops illegal timber trading in Zambia.

Demanding an end to the slaughter of rhinos and elephants

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.

Kruger rhino sales canned

Private game reserves that contracted to buy 260 rhinos from the Kruger National Park have been refunded R14 million.

Damaraland lion dead

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.

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.

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants in peril

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.

Feral dogs at iMfolozi

We look into a situation where five feral dogs where seen chasing a wildebeest at iMfolozi Game Reserve.

Panda lemur making a comeback

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.

Biggest elephant in Southern Africa dies

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.

Anti-mining in Lower Zambezi group sees victory

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.

Founder of Ewaso Lions awarded

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.

Chad sets fire to ivory stockpile

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.

Two lion cubs born in Liuwa

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.

Elephant rescue in Namibia

Elephant rescue: A few brave souls struggled for hours under the searing African sun to rescue an adult female elephant trapped in a drain

Hyena Men

This series of disturbing and yet fascinating images from photographers Pieter Hugo and Adetokunbo Abiola in their book The Hyena & Other Men

Fingers Off the Trigger: Zambia Cancels All Trophy Hunting Licences

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. …