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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.
Africa Geographic guests recently spent 5 days following elephants in Kenya’s Tsavo National Park on an 80km walking safari
The trophy hunting industry has been caught using loopholes to traffic rhino horns into the illegal rhino horn market
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
Found on the MzansiGirl blog 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 as well as the country’s many African languages. Here are 10 ways to say Hello, South African style: …