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‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
‘Forgotten Five’ in need of rescuing
Rhino poaching is decreasing. The environmental affairs department says that 259 fewer rhinos were poached last year than the year before —...
Unstoppable momentum of habitat loss could compromise sustainable life on Earth
Unstoppable momentum of habitat loss could compromise sustainable life on Earth
Every day there are fewer places left on Earth for wildlife. Expanding cities and farmland, degrading ecosystems and changing climate are driving...
Why we must all visit South African National Parks
Why we must all visit South African National Parks
South Africa boasts a unique and diverse ecosystem. From our long and beautiful coastline, the craggy mountains that are ever unfolding into...
Exploring Limpopo’s Kapama Game Reserve
Exploring Limpopo’s Kapama Game Reserve
I explored Limpopo’s Kapama Private Game Reserve in its abundant Marula season and discovered activities that would delight any nature lover. We...
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
Integrating wildlife into rural economy is key to its survival
In 2014, the president of Botswana, Ian Khama, introduced a ban on hunting, saying it had contributed to poaching and “catastrophic” declines...
On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way
On protecting wildlife, SADC is leading the way
There are few easy wins when it comes to regional relations in Southern Africa. But on wildlife conservation, the Southern African Development...
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
The fate of unique species in Tanzania’s coastal forests hangs in the balance
Tanzania is known for its tapestry of lush forests, expansive grasslands and tropical beaches, and abundant and diverse wildlife. Its coastal...
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
The tusk at hand: SA begins great elephant trek
Owing to an overpopulation of elephants at its Limpopo nature reserve, diamond producer De Beers has opted to relocate 200 elephants to Mozambique....
Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile
Spooks implicated in Botswana’s mysterious ivory stockpile
Botswana’s intelligence agency has been accused of using its anti-poaching operation to conceal elephant tusks from the responsible government...
Protecting African wildlife
Protecting African wildlife
Roadkill. For the motorist, this word may invoke the frustration of vehicle damage or a potentially dangerous incident; little more. It is...
Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who
Abalone poaching: Lifting the lid on why, how and who
Wildlife poaching has long been a subject of interest in academia.

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