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Those of you keeping an eye on Africa’s varying eco credentials over the past few years may have noticed an exciting trend beginning to emerge of late. We’ve known for some time that concern for [...]

African court’s landmark ruling gives hope to rural people across the continent

The still new African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has issued a landmark judgement for marginalised communities across Africa. It ruled that the Kenyan government violated the rights of [...]

Are elephants more at risk from poaching or habitat loss?

Ivory poaching is the most immediate, urgent threat to Africa’s elephants. But even if that can be tackled, they will have to fight humans for land, food and water. Read [...]

Massive Noah’s Ark project attracts critics

The plan is to move 6,000 animals during the coming three years – and in the coming eight weeks alone the project will move 50 elephants, 100 giraffe, 900 impala, [...]

Vulture crisis = Human crisis. Get involved!

Africa is experiencing a vulture crisis. The white-backed vulture is one of eight African vulture species that is on the decline. Poisoning and traditional medicine pose a substantial threat to [...]

Learn from the legendary naturalist Dr. Jane Goodall in her first ever online class teaching conservation

“There is still a window of time. Nature can win if we give her a chance.” In her first ever online class, Dr. Jane Goodall teaches how you can conserve [...]

Bush harmony – a classical concert in the Kruger

The Sunset Serenade concert, held at Kruger’s Mopani camp and surrounds, is a three day cultural and wildlife experience in support of anti-poaching

Focussing on positive conservation news

Four positive conservation stories that we should be focussing on right now.

Namibia will not legalise trade in rhino horn and ivory

A spokesman for Namibia’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) has said that the country will not consider legalising the trade of rhino horns and elephant tusks.

Video: Conservation ambassador and rugby player, David Pocock

Professional rugby player David Pocock, and his partner Emma, are ambassadors for Wild Ark. WildArk is closely linked to EcoTraining and together they aim to spread the message of conservation. [...]

Rare sighting of a King penguin washes up on Hout Bay beach, South Africa

A King penguin – rare to South African oceans – is currently under the professional care of the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) after being [...]

Conservation groups should remain resolute and say no to rhino horn trade

In South Africa, domestic trade of rhinoceros horn, forbidden since 2008, is about to become legal again. On April 7 2017, a court effectively overturned the national ban. This controversial [...]

The Flowering Desert

Independence weekend in Namibia at the end of March usually sees folks making a last dash to the coast or up north before winter sets in. But it’s also a [...]

Children in the Wilderness Zambezi Soccer Clinic

Children in the Wilderness works with former Kaizer Chiefs and Premier Soccer League PSL player, Gordon Mackenzie Gilbert in his capacity as CITW Soccer Ambassador to promote conservation and environmental [...]

Dian Fossey – Hero or Has-Been?

Love her or hate her, there’s no questioning that Dian Fossey’s work has influenced much of the way we view gorillas today…

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]