Archive for ‘Conservation & Sustainability’

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Alan Murphy - 22 Sep 2015

Alan’s blog this week turns attention to a rhino named Sudan – the last of his kind on the planet. I have written extensively about the slaughter of rhino in South Africa recently. Rhino horn…

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Christopher Clark - 17 Sep 2015

For me, seeing Africa’s most iconic wildlife in its natural environment (wildlife Encounters) is a dream come true. There are few things in the world that make me feel happier, more at peace, and more insignificant in the great scheme…

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Edward Bourke - 08 Jun 2015

My name is Edward Bourke, I am 14 years old and I am the Chairman of Saving The Lion Foundation. Please help me Save the Lions. Lion populations are sliding quickly towards extinction across Africa. Lions have disappeared from 80% of their historic range and are currently…

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Sandra Mallinson - 02 Jun 2015

Earlier this month Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, announced the rhino poaching statistics for the first quarter of 2015. By the end of April a staggering 393 rhino had been lost to poachers in…

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Stuart Butler - 19 May 2015

Stuart Butler, photographer and author of the Lonely Planet guide books to Kenya and East Africa, will spend a month from late-May to the end of June, walking with a Maasai friend across the heart of Kenyan Maasai land.

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Alan Murphy - 08 Jul 2014

Alan pokes his nose into the contentious issue of hunting this week. A topic which raises hackles and tempers. Is it possible that hunting safaris do more good than harm?

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Caroline Rees - 13 Mar 2014

Caroline Rees is an independent researcher who is carrying out a project to monitor the behaviour of six rhino recently introduced to the Okavango Delta. The results of this research will contribute to our understanding of the rhino’s behaviour following their release into this new environment and have…

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Colin Bell - 20 Jan 2014

Over the past eighteen months or so, there has been much debate on whether South Africa should trade or not trade its rhino horn to help curb the rhino poaching epidemic that we face. The pro-traders arguments largely stemmed from three papers that were written on the subject which all claimed that SA must trade our stocks of rhino horn to stop rhino poaching.

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