Deadly secret: the crested rat transfers poison from the bark & leaves of a highly toxic tree to its fur as a predator-evasion strategy
We compare the proportion of each African country’s land that falls under some form of protected status – to assess their conservation ranking
With COVID-19 killing people and wrecking economies, will African governments at last treat wildlife trade as a serious issue?
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
Migratory routes of wildebeest in East Africa are under threat as human populations expand, say scientists.
Opinion: Rural communities are the custodians of African wildlife and deserve to have their voices heard in the trophy hunting debate.
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.
The ultimate ‘what to pack’ list of essential items for every African safari – to avoid that sinking feeling of ‘I forgot to pack a …’
Odzala-Kokoua National Park guide, Alon Cassidy, enjoyed some wonderful sightings of western lowland gorillas enjoying some seasonal treats.
For the best chance of seeing lions in the wild, it would be advisable to head to one of Africa’s ‘lion hotspots’
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
A birding trip into the Magoesbaskloof in Limpopo, South Africa to find the Cape parrot – Africa’s rarest parrot
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.
A debate for and against the motion “Hunters Conserve Wildlife”.
The number of dragonfly species known in Africa has increased by almost 10% in the last century – from 700 to 760 species
China has issued a one-year ban on African ivory hunting trophy imports ahead President Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain this month.
New research suggests that the golden jackal should actually be classified as a species of wolf.
Lufthansa airline changes its policy on transporting hunting trophies.
Environmental crime is hindering Africa from seeing economic growth, destroying the future of the people.
Jacha Potgieter tells us how his African animal inspired artwork is raising awareness for conservation issues around the world.
A look into the role that social media plays in conservation issues in Africa.
Knowledge of the whereabouts of many African mammals is outdated and based on unverified anecdotes. Filling this crucial gap in that knowledge is the main aim of MammalMAP – the African Mammal Atlas Project.
Africa Geographic is running an ongoing online survey aimed at finding out more about the modern day African traveller.
After struggling to survive Britain’s cold winters for more than 300 years the Egyptian goose is undergoing a population explosion.
A cuckoo wearing a solar-powered satellite-tracked tag is the first to provide UK scientists with migration data for three years running. Having flown more than 45 000 miles Chris, named after wildlife presenter Chris Packham, revealed overwintering in Angola for the first time.
It is up to us to save elephants. To do this we have to start with education and knowledge, so in light of that here are 10 facts everyone should know about elephants.
Scott Ramsay visits the Augrabies Falls National Park and discovers some of the best scenery in South Africa.
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 Kenyan grassroots initiative, Walk With Rangers, has spoken out against the controversial rhino auction held by the Dallas Safari Club that saw the highest bidder, Mr. Corey Knowlton, cough up a staggering US$350 000 to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia.
A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
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 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
A highly amusing account of our safari guru Christian Boix being groomed by a Gelada monkey in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia
This photo of the boy with sapphire eyes has caused much doubts about it’s authenticity (it’s real) and debate about ethnicity