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.
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...
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.
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.