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On 15th March 2017, Care for the Wild Kenya received reports from Lamu County in Kenya, (the sites are Mkunumbi, Chomo, Mokowe, Lake Kenyatta and Mpeketoni) that hippos were bearing the brunt of the current [...]

Of Forests and Friends – A Visionary Conservation and Community Project

Given Rwanda’s intense agricultural model, the country has a limited number of indigenous trees outside its national parks, so our reforestation project is vital.

Food for thought, food for drought in Namibia

Pioneers such as Jan Oelofse, and the team at Mount Etjo, have proven that even in a dry country such as Namibia, making use of all facets that generate an [...]

Eyes in the sky and on the ground: Engaging communities in forest conservation in the Cameroon Highlands

The highland rainforests of South West Cameroon are among the oldest forests on the continent. They comprise the richest flora and fauna in continental tropical Africa. The area is one [...]

Those poop balls – the ecology of dung beetles

Understanding the ecology of dung beetles and why they are vitally important to the environment.

Africa’s Next Generation of Conservation Leaders
Wildlife protection: the emergence of intelligence-led policing

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) is increasingly promoted, but is it the most effective method of wildlife protection?

A few words with pangolin protectress Lisa Hywood

Lisa Hywood is an important voice. Founder of the Tikki Hywood Trust, Lisa is an advocate for nature, the environment and more specifically pangolins.

Endangered African penguins stuck in ecological trap due to overfishing

New research indicates that juvenile African penguins are continuously foraging in areas of low food availability due to climate change and overfishing. The research conducted by an international group of [...]

Disconnecting on Safari: Why we do it

The Wi-Fi debate… Why we choose to disconnect on safari and reconnect with nature. Ilana Stein weighs up the pros and cons of having Wi-Fi connectivity in the wilderness.

Lighting the Way for Sinde Village

A visitor to Zambia, Regina Cholnoky, took time out to visit Twabuka Primary School and Sinde Village as part of a cultural activity offered by Children in the Wilderness and [...]

Impending extinction of the world’s primates due to human activities; immediate global attention is needed to reverse the trend

Nonhuman primates, our closest biological relatives, play important roles in the livelihoods, cultures, and religions of many societies and offer unique insights into human evolution, biology, behavior, and the threat [...]

What next for Africa’s biofuel industries?

The sentencing of a supposed US biofuel entrepreneur on fraud charges earlier this year drew something of a line under a distinctly unsavoury saga, but it only told one small [...]

North West Parks Board – The Heritage Park Corridor
It’s time to stand tall for imperilled giraffes

Pardon the pun, but it’s time to stick our necks out for giraffes. We have mistakenly taken the world’s tallest mammal for granted, fretting far more about other beloved animals [...]

Can Japanese say no to ivory products?

I’m a Japanese woman married to a British diplomat. We keep moving places every 3 to 4 years and currently live in Malawi after staying four years in Kenya. Since [...]

“Bush Buddies” brings learners from different sides of the socio-economic divide together and closer to nature

In a context where young South Africans still struggle to connect across entrenched divides, and preserving the environment frequently falls to the bottom of a long national priority list, Limpopo’s [...]

African deforestation: 3 ways to reduce our footprint

Africa perhaps isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you think about deforestation – we typically hear more dire warnings and gloomy predictions about the impact of tree [...]

African conservation: recent successes and ongoing threats

The daily struggle for survival continually being faced by some of Africa’s most iconic and beloved species is an issue that, unfortunately, we’re still all too familiar with. We all [...]

Great elephant census reveals massive population decline in African savanna elephants

The alarming results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first-ever Africa-wide survey of savanna elephants, were announced on Wednesday at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World [...]