The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

The Most Endangered Animals In Africa

Africa is blessed with a stunning variety of wildlife – it has more species of charismatic megafauna than any other continent. However, sadly, with ever expanding human populations and their increasing demand for land, food and water, exacerbated by poaching, more and more species are becoming endangered...
Bloodhounds Help in the Fight Against Poaching

Bloodhounds Help in the Fight Against Poaching

“In ideal conditions the dogs can trace the odor of a person over about ten kilometres and up to a week after the person passed by. This tracking ability is making the bloodhounds an essential tool in the fight against poaching in Virunga National Park. Let me give you a demonstration of what they’re capable of...
African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants: Defying the Odds

African Elephants, one of only a handful of keystone species (animals who have a substantial and unique influence over their ecosystem and are considered vital to its health), are remarkable creatures with the innate ability to alter their surrounding environment. They play a unique role in the way an ecosystem...
The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

The Status of Gorilla Conservation in Africa

A wistful smile erupted across the face of Veronica Vecellio, “When I watch them move about the forest, just living their life and performing their natural behaviour, it still gives me goose bumps. Even after all the years I’ve been working with them...
How the Ruaha Carnivore Project is saving Tanzania’s Lions

How the Ruaha Carnivore Project is saving Tanzania’s Lions

Mention the word safari, and most people would instantly think of lions – it’s hard to imagine a wild African landscape without them. Yet these kings of the jungle are fighting for survival – they could be extinct within the next 30-40 years...
SafariBookings’ 3 Contenders in the Rhino Donation Campaign

SafariBookings’ 3 Contenders in the Rhino Donation Campaign

Three conservation organizations – Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT), International Rhino Foundation (IRF), and Save the Rhino International – will be competing in the SafariBookings Rhino Donation Campaign...
SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

SafariBookings Launches Rhino Donation Campaign to Help in the Fight Against Rhino Poaching

Rhino poaching has been in crisis mode in South Africa and other African countries for decades but has escalated in recent years. Conservationists and national park authorities have been pushed to the brink in their efforts to protect these majestic creatures from...
The Last Male Northern White Rhino

The Last Male Northern White Rhino

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...
Save The Lions: A Plea from a 14-Year-Old Conservationist

Save The Lions: A Plea from a 14-Year-Old Conservationist

Edward Bourke, June 8, 2015 Category: Conservation & Sustainability
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...
Small Victories in South Africa’s Rhino Poaching War

Small Victories in South Africa’s Rhino Poaching War

Sandra Mallinson, June 2, 2015 Category: Conservation & Sustainability
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...