About Paul Steyn

Paul Steyn spends his days submerged in the world of digital story telling. When coming up for air, he prefers it to be somewhere in the middle of the wilderness. He is obsessed with finding new and interesting ways to distribute content to all those who love and connect with Africa.
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Unspotted: One Man’s Insane Search for Africa’s Most Elusive Leopard

Leopards are rare creatures. Trust me, I know. I spent 3 years as a guide tracking these elusive animals through some of the most remote areas of South Africa. But perhaps the rarest of all the leopards in Africa sits ironically right on my doorstep here in Cape Town. Less than 100 kilometres from the …

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The 10 Best Wildlife Sightings of 2012

Africa Geographic has published and distributed some of the most amazing wildlife sightings during the course of the year. Here are 10 of the best…   1. Leopard Gets Quilled in the Kruger! “The leopard continued to try and attack the porcupine, while the porcupine defended himself by releasing quills at the frustrated leopard. This …

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Vietnam signs MoU to Help Protect Rhinos

‘Little victories!’ That’s the motto conservationists often use to gain inspiration in the fight against illegal poaching in Africa. Well, today we can happily announce something substantially more than a little victory. Its been reported that the governments of South Africa and Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will improve co-operation between the …

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Suspects confess to massacre of seven rhino in North West Province!

Three individuals involved with the massacre of seven rhinos in the North West Province of South Africa have been arrested and subsequently confessed to carrying out the incident. Pelham Jones, a conservationist involved in gathering evidence from the crime scene confirmed that they were still looking for one other suspect involved. In an interview with …

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Mine rejected: A Victory for Lower Zambezi National Park

It seems that a bright semblance of sanity has appeared over the once-murky Zambian horizon. A few weeks ago, I wrote a charged story about the absurdity of a proposed open cast copper mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park. Few of the due processes were being followed, the Australian mining company (Zambezi Resources) was …

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Kangaluwi: The Lower Zambezi National Park battle begins!

Alright, just a quick note before we start. I would hate for you to get half way through this post, throw up your hands in disgust and say: ‘Not another seedy mining project. People are horrible, I’ve had enough, what’s the point?’. I mention this because these were some of the thoughts that came into …

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Death in the Congo: The background to Garamba’s elephant tragedy!

I’ve never been to Garamba National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and I may never see the incredible reserve for myself. But I take great inspiration and motivation knowing that the park exists. There, wedged between the DRC, South Sudan and Uganda, amongst all the political and social problems of the area, rests …

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