Counting wild animals can be a complicated process, particularly when estimating populations in some of Africa’s massive protected wild areas
An academic war of words has been waged in the field of conservation science over the seemingly innocuous term ‘compassionate conservation’
Learn about why rhinos are vital ecosystem engineers & why Africa’s wild places would never be the same again if rhinos were to disappear
Bats are vital role-players for biodiversity & farm crops. It’s time for humankind to acknowledge & protect these hard-working mammals
Over 2,000 critically endangered hooded vultures have died across Guinea-Bissau of poisoning due to belief-based use.
We compare the proportion of each African country’s land that falls under some form of protected status – to assess their conservation ranking
Two conservationists braved lions, hyenas & pythons on a 160km walk to raise awareness about poaching in the vast Kafue National Park, Zambia
The global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade.
An American parrot breeder has applied to import wild-caught endangered African grey parrots into the United States of America
CITES was established to regulate the international trade of animals & plants, to avoid the over-exploitation of endangered species
A report from TRAFFIC explains how corruption undermines the CITES-authorised trade in wildlife and offers suggestions as to how to mitigate its effects.
Newly-discovered species of bushbaby (galago) in Kenya’s Taita Hills is already on the verge of extinction due to habitat loss, say scientists
How close is too close? Cheetahs regularly climb onto safari vehicles. Here is why this practice is unethical, dangerous and invasive.
Another of Africa’s great tuskers has died of natural causes.
No to lion cub petting and elephant-back riding. Captive wildlife guidelines for tourists – an easy-to-understand list of what to look out for
People are not always to blame for loss of genetic diversity in wildlife, says new study.
Conservation success story – Rwanda’s Akagera National Park’s growth continues with a 25% growth in revenue in 2019.
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.
Scientists suggest alternative land-use models to trophy hunting – models that are more inclusive of local people.
The critically endangered addax antelope is to be brought back from the edge of extinction through reintroducing captive-bred species into the wild in Chad.
The Journeys with Purpose expedition team head to Mozambique to support its threatened wildlife and connect with the local communities.
The New Lion Economy is the first project of its kind to make the link between ecosystem services, economic development, cultural significance and the survival of lions.
The Zambian government has halted plans to build the proposed Ndevu Gorge hydroelectric dam across the Luangwa River – helping to secure the benefits it provides to wildlife and people.
On the International Day of Forests the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust addresses Malawi’s deforestation crisis.
South Africa’s Acting Minister of Environmental Affairs Derek Hanekom has officially approved the ground-breaking and visionary 10-year Kruger National Park Management Plan.
An opinion piece that touches on finding ways to increase financial contribution to the conservation effort in the Greater Kruger.
Botswana’s researchers contribute to the debate surrounding large elephant populations and their impact on the environment in southern Africa.
Little is known about how pangolins might cope with the direct and indirect effects of a changing climate. A PhD researcher is therefore investigating the body temperature, diet, and activity patterns of free-living ground pangolins in a semi-arid environment in South Africa.
A recent study states that Niassa National Reserve in Mozambique still has the potential to support tens of thousands of elephants and 1,000 lions, as the vast majority of the ecosystem is intact.
An opinion piece in response to Peter Flack’s recent article that offered a hunter’s perceived threats to conservation in South Africa.
A study has found that hanging beehives containing African honeybees from the branches of marula trees protects these trees against elephant impact because the elephants avoid those trees.
Over the past few months, Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (HiP) in KwaZulu-Natal – managed by conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife – has been hard hit by a significant escalation in rhino poaching. Ezemvelo has subsequently been hard at work developing more effective anti-poaching and resource management strategies. In support of this, Peace Parks Foundation has committed an additional R10,6 million towards the implementation of advanced technology solutions in this sacred rhino protection area.
The Kruger National Park is vast, at about 2 million hectares, and requires a thorough management strategy in order to ensure long term sustainability. Part of that strategy, The Elephant Management Plan – compiled by Kruger management and Scientific Service – is currently in force, and covers the period 2013 to 2022.
Zinave National Park in Mozambique has come alive with activity that will see the full potential of this breathtaking conservation area unlocked over the next decade.
A transboundary elephant connectivity study has been launched in western Zambia with the fitting of satellite tracking collars to wild elephants to investigate their cross-border movements.
Sungazer – it sounds like a cool name for a dragon, and even though these rare lizards look like the mighty dragons from “Game of Thrones”, the fire of their soul may be burned out permanently.
One of African conservation’s most pressing issues is ensuring that elephants and humans can coexist peacefully in the same area
Cycads are one of the most endangered species on this planet, it’s time we educate ourselves on how to save them from extinction.
Namibia’s desert-adapted lions in the Tomakas region of Namibia are being killed off in a sad whirlpool of human politics, with the recent killing of the last of the famous ‘5 Musketeers’ being one such example.
The Cape Leopard Trust has caught many wondering Cape leopards in their camera traps across the remote Cape mountains and farmlands
There are plans afoot to move rhinos from Africa to Australia as an ‘insurance policy’ and for ‘safekeeping’ in large grass paddocks amongst the gum trees. Is this a valid conservation project (as claimed) or a misdirection of energy and resources by a well-meaning Western society intent on privatising African conservation into their own backyard?
SATAO 2 is dead, and another of the last super tuskers left in Africa has been poached, leaving only 6 of these giants in the Tsavo Conservation Area in southern Kenya.
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
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.
As part of their fundraising initiatives to help protect the giant (tusker) elephants of Tsavo, The Askari Project offers two adventure tours
The problem with volunteering: By volunteering at conservation projects you may be robbing local conservationists of jobs
Three of the world’s leading African elephant conservationists offer hope and inspiration for saving elephants from extinction.
A recent study shows levels of bushmeat hunting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa are alarmingly high.
African trophy hunting fails to show consistent conservation benefits – according to the US House Committee on Natural Resources
A thicket is a dense, almost impenetrable tangle of trees, shrubs, and vines, that is home to a host of biodiversity. Here is why you should spare a thought for thickets
Dereck Joubert responds to hunter claims – explains how the argument for hunting gets thinner each time it is tested
An exploration of the reality behind the lion breeding industry and the heavy implications of taking a ‘selfie’ with an adorable lion cub.
A response from well-known conservationist Gail Potgieter on the hunting debate.
Gail Potgieter talks about making your footprint count for conservation when touring Africa.
A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
A thought-provoking blog post about how a well-managed trophy hunting operation has a positive effect on both wildlife and communities.
Volunteers conduct an annual game count in Zimbabwe’s stunning Hwange National Park every year – renowned author Tony Park tells us more
The caracal, or rooikat, is a beautiful but much persecuted (by farmers) wild cat that inhabits a range of habitats – including farmland