Deadly secret: the crested rat transfers poison from the bark & leaves of a highly toxic tree to its fur as a predator-evasion strategy
Tag Archives: Africa
Which African countries have the highest percentage of protected land?
We compare the proportion of each African country’s land that falls under some form of protected status – to assess their conservation ranking
COVID-19: Will African governments now crackdown on illegal wildlife trade?
With COVID-19 killing people and wrecking economies, will African governments at last treat wildlife trade as a serious issue?
The death of ‘Julian’, one of Africa’s last great tuskers
Another of Africa’s great tuskers has died of natural causes.
Malaria is a parasitic disease that is usually spread by the female Anopheles mosquito. Prevention is better than cure, and we provide tips
Wildebeest migration routes under threat – researchers
Migratory routes of wildebeest in East Africa are under threat as human populations expand, say scientists.
Trophy hunting: rural communities respond
Opinion: Rural communities are the custodians of African wildlife and deserve to have their voices heard in the trophy hunting debate.
Saving the Northern White Rhino: Third Embryo Successfully Created
International scientists and Kenyan conservation authorities have successfully created the third viable embryo of the near-extinct northern white rhino. The global initiative has taken yet another step in the long journey to pull this subspecies back from the brink.
Safari tips: What to pack for your African safari
The ultimate ‘what to pack’ list of essential items for every African safari – to avoid that sinking feeling of ‘I forgot to pack a …’
Field notes: Western lowland gorillas feeding on seasonal fruits
Odzala-Kokoua National Park guide, Alon Cassidy, enjoyed some wonderful sightings of western lowland gorillas enjoying some seasonal treats.
Best places to see wild lions in Africa
For the best chance of seeing lions in the wild, it would be advisable to head to one of Africa’s ‘lion hotspots’
Why conservation is failing
There is a war going on in African conservation, and the other side is winning hands down – why is that? Op-ed by Simon Espley
Finding Africa’s rarest parrot – Cape Parrots in Magoebaskloof
A birding trip into the Magoesbaskloof in Limpopo, South Africa to find the Cape parrot – Africa’s rarest parrot
A closer look at pangolins and the pangolin men
Imagine the possibility of walking with pangolins. Adrian Steirn’s recent photographic series The Pangolin Men captures a unique and exceptional scenario of beasts and men.
Do hunters conserve wildlife?
A debate for and against the motion “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”.
60 new species of dragonflies discovered in Africa
The number of dragonfly species known in Africa has increased by almost 10% in the last century – from 700 to 760 species
China issues one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports
China has issued a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports ahead President Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain this month.
Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain sight
New research suggests that the golden jackal should actually be classified as a species of wolf.
Lufthansa bans transport of hunting trophies
Lufthansa airline changes its policy on transporting hunting trophies.
Parrots and people
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: hairy monsters or furry friends?
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 and rays face extinction
A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The naked baboon
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
The Magnificent Seven – Kruger’s giant elephants
The Magnificent Seven – Kruger National Park’s legendary giant bull elephants of yesteryear – are the stuff of fireside stories
The 10 most remarkable birds in Ghana
Here they are – the most interesting and sought-after birds in Ghana, according to Africa Geographic safari guru Christian Boix
Nothing like a good grooming – Ethiopia style!
A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia
The boy with sapphire eyes
This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity