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...
Lonely Planet Author Embarks On A month Long Walk With The Maasai

Lonely Planet Author Embarks On A month Long Walk With The Maasai

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.
Hunting Safaris: Abomination or Income Generator

Hunting Safaris: Abomination or Income Generator

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?
David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Visit a remarkable rescue centre in Nairobi, where highly-trained and dedicated keepers act as mother substitutes for Kenya’s lost, abandoned and orphaned baby elephants.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Ground Hornbill

5 Fascinating Facts About the Ground Hornbill

As big and black as turkeys, wielding bills like hatchets, these charismatic birds cut an unmistakable dash as they strut around the bush in small family parties. There are two similar species: the southern ground hornbill (Bucorvus leadbeateri) is much the more widespread and better known; the Abyssinian ground hornbill (Bucorvus abyssinicus) occurs only north of the Equator.