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.
Help Protect the Rhino

Help Protect the Rhino

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...
Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

Operation Noah: Rescue of the Kariba Wildlife

The people might have been safe but it was fast becoming clear that many thousands of animals were about to perish as they sought refuge on islands that were shrinking and sinking under the rising waters. And so Operation Noah was born.
To Trade or Not To Trade Rhino Horns

To Trade or Not To Trade Rhino Horns

Colin Bell, January 20, 2014 Category: Conservation & Sustainability
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.