Category: Conservation

Conservation

We care deeply about the conservation of our incredible and precious wildlife. We cover the hottest topics on African safari conservation below.

Trump brothers hunt in Africa

Trump brothers hunt in Africa

Photographs from the hunting trip that Donald Trump’s two sons, Eric and Donald Jr., took to Africa last year have emerged and made big news online yesterday. The photographs were posted on the website of their tour company and drew outrage from conservationists and wildlife lovers around the world.

On the Edge of Existence

On the Edge of Existence

In the last decade, the black rhino has come to occupy a high profile on South Africa’s threatened species list. However, sadly, the rhino is not the only animal in South Africa facing extinction. Of the 299 mammals in South Africa, 2 are critically endangered, 11 species are endangered, 15 are vulnerable and 13 are…

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The Rhino Roundup

The Rhino Roundup

Image credit: Erin Conway-Smith for The Globe and Mail Tragic death of demo rhino While demonstrating anti-poaching procedures to press, the rhino being operated on by vets died on Thursday, 9 February.  The vets suspect that age and a possible heart condition may have been the underlying cause of death, as Spencer the rhino went…

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Where are the Migrants?

Where are the Migrants?

Being a bird enthusiast or “twitcher” as we are known, I stay regularly informed on bird migrations and patterns. What has been apparent over the last couple of decades is the decline in certain migrating species. This is particularly apparent in species that visit us from Europe for our Summer months.

Mining the Wild Coast

Mining the Wild Coast

After last week’s blog article on mining and the threat it poses to our natural resources, I received a very disturbing email from a friend of mine, Bridgette Duffey.

A Spek-tacular tree!

A Spek-tacular tree!

It seems everyone is talking about a miracle tree growing on the rocky slopes of the Addo Elephant National Park. The tree, being replanted in hectares in and around the Eastern Cape, is capable of some impressive natural feats, including capturing around four tons of carbon each year per hectare. That’s the equivalent of removing…

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