The story of a little pangolin who’s making a big difference.
CLEARING UP THE MIST AROUND THE GREAT APES
A photographic tour of the dense rainforests of Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the Republic of Congo – from gorillas to parrots & monkeys
A meerkat story worthy of a ‘Meerkat Manor’ episode and an award for bravery.
DEVELOPING A CULTURE OF CONSERVATION IN THE CONGO
Meet Barkie, a rescued aardvark baby at the N/a’an ku sê Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia.
AN ANALYSIS OF
THE LION BREEDING INDUSTRY
IN SOUTH AFRICA
Jeremy sets out birding in Arabuko Sokoke forest, a fragile green jewel of Kenya’s coastline.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world. For the past three years, I have lived almost exclusively in South Africa’s national parks and nature reserves. On a typical day, while some people sit in city traffic, I could photograph lions in the Kalahari, tracking rhinos with rangers or swimming with turtles. …
African wildlife rarely stays still for one to even get a good photograph let alone sketch it. Alison Nicholls has some tips for artists inspired by Africa
AMERICA’S ONGOING DEBATE OVER THE TRADE IN IVORY
The mandrill is the most colourful of all monkeys & occurs in the dense rainforests of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Congo & Gabon
A JOURNEY FROM A BUSTLING FOREST COMMUNITY TO SOLITARY LIFE IN YOUR LIVING ROOM
There are 25 species of parrot native to Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius, according to the IUCN – with preferred habitats ranging from closed forests to arid zones. Parrots are not as diverse or abundant in Africa as in Australasia and the Neotropics. The grey parrot is found in the primary and secondary rainforests of West …
Ranger training in Ruaha (Tanzania) evokes the peril and beauty of walking safaris – the best way to really feel Africa’s pulse
WE ASKED RUAHA’S RESIDENT ARTIST OF 11 YEARS ABOUT LIFE AND INSPIRATION IN TANZANIA’S WILDEST FRONTIER
A CONSERVATIONIST INTERVENES IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN PEOPLE AND PREDATORS
Tanzania’s Hadza people – the last of the true hunter-gatherers – an ancient tribe that still hangs onto a traditional way of life
Maggie explains how the endangered Cape vultures are hatched at VulPro.
A celebration of soaring.
A journey back in time with one of the world’s oldest tribes on Earth. Greg Lederle spends time hunting with the Hadza people in Tanzania
A rare photograph of an elusive Shelley’s crimsonwing. There is only one other known photographed of this threatened bird.
Namibian John K Kasaona gives a local’s view on the Namibian hunting debate.
HOW SATAO, KENYA’S LEGENDARY TUSKER, IS A SYMBOL OF HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POACHING
A POTENTIALLY GREATER THREAT TO WILDLIFE THAN POACHING
THE METHOD BEHIND AERIAL SURVEYS OF AFRICAN WILDLIFE
THE GREATEST AFRICAN ELEPHANT CENSUS IN HISTORY TAKES TO THE SKIES
Rare footage of the South Africa’s rarest bird, the blue swallow, hatching from an egg.
Here are five activities you’ll definitely want to try when travelling to Coffee Bay on the Transkei coast.
It is an uphill battle for South Africa’s national flowers as proteas face the threats of climate change.
Drongo mimics alarm calls to keep stealing food from other species, finds UCT biologist.
A baby black zebra is been seen in the northwestern area of the Okavango Delta – a very rare sighting, that has tourists keen to have a look
Andrew White takes us through a day in the life of the elephant orphans and their keepers at the Elephant Nursery Facility at Lilayi Game Reserve in Lusaka.
During a walking safari in the Delta we stop to appreciate the magnificent water lilies that litter the Okavango’s waterways.
Liuwa’s Park Manager has captured the first clear images of the three lion cubs, born four months ago in Liuwa National Park.
Farmers along the perimeter of Serengeti National Park have tried various elephant-deterring techniques, from beating tin cans to lighting fires, most of which haven’t appeared to work. But now there are beehive fences which appear to be doing the job!
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 rhino horn trade is being punted as an option with ‘if it pays it stays’ philosophy. The counter argument being that we don’t understand the market, making it difficult to play with. Each a compelling argument in its own right, however are we are dividing our forces, our efforts and the rhino population while we debate the issue?
We go diving with cow sharks; a shark with very few modern adaptations that makes them one of the closest links we have to dinosaurs.
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.
An Australian company’s scheme to mine copper in one of Zambia’s most pristine national parks.
Learn about the redfin minnow, the most widespread group of freshwater fishes in the Cape Floristic Region, and find out why these fish face a serious risk of extinction.
We do not get a second chance if we get the economics of rhino trading wrong; all the rhino in the wild will be gone. It is time for a Plan B.
The lives of parrots and people have been intimately entwined for centuries, if not millennia. Given the familiarity of many of us with some of Africa’s parrots it may come as a surprise that we still know so little about their lives in the wild.
Baboon spiders are placid, enigmatic animals that would rather keep to themselves than risk an encounter with human beings. And believe it or not, there are people who are fascinated by them…
A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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.
Is your engagement ring to you what rhino horn is to the Chinese? We investigate some marketing myths in light of the proposal to legalise the trade in rhino horn.
Twenty-one new elephant calves have been sighted at Zakouma National Park in the Republic of Chad, marking a turnaround in the fortune of the park’s beleaguered elephant herds which had been decimated by poaching in recent years.
The living dead, scientists call them: populations of animals so small their extinction is all but inevitable. At the top of the list may be lions in West Africa.
A population of critically endangered riverine rabbits was discovered in the Anysberg Nature Reserve, bringing new hope for the species.
An alpha female has been re-collared and two young wild dogs collared for the first time in the 13 member-strong pack at Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, in anticipation of a natural split in the group. Read the full story here.
After 44 years of absence, lions are being introduced into the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, affording the park with Big 7 status.
Uganda, is known as Africa’s premier birding destination and with the list of birds found here topping 1 000, it is difficult to narrow down what we would consider the top 10, but here goes….
Interview with the Maasai and Samburu tribes to determine their views on owning cows vs. camels accordingly to practicality and tradition.
Photo gallery: The “sand men” of Mali collect coarse river sand that goes into the concrete to build Bamako, the fast-growing capital of Mali
A thought-provoking blog post about how a well-managed trophy hunting operation has a positive effect on both wildlife and communities.
This is Roxy, the most amazing mama Cape pangolin in the whole world.
Bird-on-bird action as a pearl-spotted owlet catches a lovebird and proceeds to butcher and devour it in a Windhoek, Namibia garden
Sociable weavers build massive colonial nests that hang 4m high in trees and telephone posts throughout the arid regions of Southern Africa
Is walking with lions good for conservation? NO, despite what slick marketing material and convincing volunteers and promoters may tell you
Gert van der Merwe’s personal account of the great springbok migration is told in Lawrence G. Green’s book Karoo. Towards the end of the 19th century, Gert’s family moved their sheep and cattle between decent grazing lands, helped by their shepherds and a San wagon leader who must have previously experienced the migration. “The trek …
Eventually a shout from below, and a sad find. A young lion, killed by Maasai spears. Her claws, tail and ears are gone – prizes
The world’s newest species of mole-rat: Caroline’s mole-rat (Fukomys vandewoestijneae) has been identified in Zambia by scientists
Even though many South Africans speak English, that doesn’t mean you’ll always understand us. With a lot of local slang, South African English has a flavour of its own, borrowing from Afrikaans and the country’s eleven official languages. Even the greeting hello has many layers to it. By MzansiGirl. Here are 10 ways to say …
Former NBA player and Chinese icon, Yao Ming, launches a major public awareness campaign about consumption of rhino horn and ivory in China
Safari photography does not get better than this delicious gallery of people from Ethiopia, Botswana and Zambia
Loliondo the Maasai community concession and wildlife destinations is in the spotlight as locals clash with trophy hunting companies
Exceptional images of Morocco by award-winning photographer Dmitri Markine will have you planning your next safari with Africa Geographic
First things first. No, sawfish are not cetaceans. Whales and dolphins are cetaceans; sawfish are sharks. Learn more here
Ethiopia is a bird-rich country with a list of some 850 species – we review ‘Birding Ethiopia’, the perfect guide for bird-watchers
First things first. No, sawfish are not cetaceans. Whales and dolphins are cetaceans; sawfish are sharks. Learn more here
We invited artists and would-be artists of all skill levels into the bushveld on an art safari, armed with a drawing pad, brushes & pencils
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
This rather demonic-looking naked baboon was spotted in Zimbabwe. The lack of fur could be due to 1 of several causes, according to a vet
Top 10 things to do in Greyton – the ultimate guide to this cute rural village that is so popular for weekends from Cape Town
The Magnificent Seven – Kruger National Park’s legendary giant bull elephants of yesteryear – are the stuff of fireside stories
Here they are – the most interesting and sought-after birds in Ghana, according to Africa Geographic safari guru Christian Boix
Shiwa ngandu is an enchanting English estate and manor house in the middle of Zambia with a fascinating history and stories to tell
The mountain gorilla is the only great ape with an increasing population despite continuous pressure on its habitat – latest population stats
A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia
The threatened western leopard toad needs drastic help during its short breeding season in the depths of the Cape Town winter
Volunteers conduct an annual game count in Zimbabwe’s stunning Hwange National Park every year – renowned author Tony Park tells us more
Sadistic tyrants or protective fathers? The legend of the Mapogo lions lives on many years after their disappearance
The caracal, or rooikat, is a beautiful but much persecuted (by farmers) wild cat that inhabits a range of habitats – including farmland
This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity
A rare spotless cheetah has again been seen in Kenya; 90 years since the last time this colour morph was seen in the wild