An elephant turned the tables on a poacher in Zimbabwe recently. The elephant escaped with its life; the poacher did not.
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal has announced that five specially selected dogs and their handlers will undergo an intensive 10-week training course to help fight rhino poaching in the area.
Butterflies are a symbol of new beginnings, and when the South African lepidopterists recently found a species they thought to be extinct, these beautiful insects also became a symbol of hope.
Eight people have been arrested in connection to rhino poaching. According to South African National Parks, five suspected rhino poachers en route to commit poaching in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve.
The latest news on rhino poaching: apparently all 300 rhino in the Limpopo National Park have now been poached, and 30 rangers are to go on trial regarding their involvement in the matter.
Over the last century, the serval became extinct in the Cape provinces of South Africa, but private game reserves in the Eastern Cape have begun re-introducing the species in the hopes of contributing to the eventual re-establishment of these wild cats in the region.
A bat has recently been discovered in South Sudan which is not only a new species, but a new genus.
In March 2012, three white rhinos were brutally poached on Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Miraculously one of the rhinos survived and, as fate would have it, almost exactly one year later, Kariega welcomes a new rhino calf to their game reserve.
Out there in the watery blue beyond are whole communities linked to the Earth’s cycles, which we’re only just beginning to understand.
Working for a non-profit organisation that uses tourism as an economic platform to create and sustain jobs in rural Africa, I’m exposed to the positive impact of responsible tourism on the lives of the people affected by it more than your average person. But what does it really mean to be a respon