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Africa is home to some of the world’s best loved and most fascinating animals, with large predators that sweep the savannahs, huge herds of grazing herbivores and monkeys, apes and dangerous snakes that inhabit its [...]

Mandundumela – A New Frontier for Game Water Supply By Mr B

Mandundumela is a unique and very remote area of Hwange. A chunk of land, untouched, wild and free where majestic camelthorns provide shade and comfort for the old elephant bulls… [...]

African oil: a new era, or a brief fling?

For all the many environmental headlines we’re used to reading about Africa, surprisingly few of them ever seem to concern oil. We’re entirely accustomed to following the ups and downs [...]

Killing crop-raiding elephants won’t solve problem, say scientists

One of the most pressing and challenging issues currently facing African conservation is ensuring that wildlife and humans can coexist peacefully in the same area.

The BIG LIE about lion trophy hunting

The trophy hunting of Africa’s wild, free roaming lions is not sustainable and has to stop.

Go Plastic Free with WWF South Africa

WWF South Africa is working to prevent plastic pollution in our oceans through greater education and awareness among consumers and by developing easy-to-use tools to help consumers make responsible decisions [...]

Raise of Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits a direct Boost for Gorilla Conservation?

The Rwanda Development Board’s (RDB) decision to double price of Rwanda gorilla permits from USD 750 to USD1500 has been received with mixed feelings from local and international tour operators, [...]

A tribute to our co-founder John Parkin, a gifted teacher and pioneer in community-based conservation

The African Conservation Foundation lost a dear friend and colleague recently as our co-founder John Parkin sadly suddenly passed away, aged 72. John Parkin was a gifted teacher and after [...]

Saddling up in the Drakensberg foothills

The city of Durban, normally hot and sunny was wet and windy when I arrived, but not with the wintry drizzle of England. No, it was African rain – warm, [...]

Patrick Bergin on CNNMoney with Maggie Lake
Are African businesses finally ready to go green?

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rhino Conservation Awards 2017 Nominations Are Open

Tuesday, 13 June 2017 Rhino Conservation Awards 2017 Nominations Are Open The rhino poaching war rages on, and those that offer their lives, their skills, or their support are in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Hunting responsible for sharp decline in tropical wildlife and birds with 83% and 58%

Saturday, 15 April 2017 Hunting responsible for sharp decline in tropical wildlife and birds with 83% and 58% Hunting is a major driver of biodiversity loss, but a systematic large-scale [...]

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 [...]