Tag Archives | conservation

Fences and wildlife

The plains adjacent to the Boteti River, which flows into the Makgadikgadi salt pans, in Botswana, are home to some of the most amazing wildlife in Africa and conservation tourism is helping to preserve this wild area and its animals.

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Desert lion attacks

After our recent blog post showing tourists getting too close to a desert lion in Namibia, our attention was drawn to similar incident that took place about 8 years ago.

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Giraffes: Now you see them – soon you won’t!

Giraffe are everywhere – aren’t they? This wide spread presumption of abundance is just one of the misconceptions that have lead one of Africa’s most iconic species to slip under the conservationists’ radar.

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Co-existence between cheetah and farmers

Cheetah Conservation Botswana, situated among farmlands in the Ghanzi area, has been studying and working to assure a secure future for the nation’s cheetah. The coexistence between livestock farmers and the cheetahs is really the key to their survival.

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50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 25

Here is the line-up for the South African TV show 50‌‌‌ | 50, Anniversary Season, Episode 25 which airs on SABC 2 at 19h30 on 24 February 2014. Learn more about lion conservation throughout South Africa, get the inside story of the Kruger Park elephant incident and find out how to track big game on a bush walk.

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Can Jackie Chan combat rhino poaching?

In an effort to combat the illegal trade in rhino horn a communication campaign aimed at Chinese and Vietnamese audiences was launched today featuring popular Chinese film star and martial artist Jackie Chan.

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Beware strong language

Is it a good strategy to insult trophy hunters? We discuss the barrage of comments that accompany pictures of trophy hunters on social media sites.

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Conservation stalwart retires after 42 years of service

After 42 years of dedicated service to biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape Province, CapeNature Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Kas Hamman retired on 31 January 2014.

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50‌‌‌ | 50 Anniversary Season: Episode 22

Here is the line-up for Episode 22 of 50‌‌‌ | 50 on 03 February 2014. Visit the Simalaha Community Conservancy and see how wildlife and local people can exist in harmony, take a trip underwater with new technology designed to conduct marine biodiversity surveys and meet some amazing nocturnal creatures in this week’s episode!

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A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays face extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks, rays and chimaeras are threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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