Tag Archives | South Africa

A walk on the wildside

There’s an added dimension of excitement and anticipation when walking through the bush as opposed to embarking on the typical game drive.

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Why did South Africa skip a vital conference on illegal wildlife trade?

In London last week, international media scrambled to cover the high-level and much anticipated international conference on illegal wildlife trade. However, there was one notable absentee, namely South Africa.

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Rhino trade conference will see sparks fly!

On the 8th and 9th April, wildlife trade experts, field biologists, academics, tourism experts, conservationists and economists will gather in Pretoria to lay the issue of the trade in rhino horn before the South African people in the court of public opinion. The debate is likely to get pretty intense.

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9 common myths from pro-rhino horn trade advocates

Let’s take a look at the nine most common myths perpetuated by rhino horn trade advocates.

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100 rhino to be moved to Botswana for safekeeping

South African safari operators and conservation groups have said they plan to move up to 100 rhino to Botswana for safekeeping, as poaching levels spike to new highs.

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Botswana’s rhino sanctuary leading the fight against poachers

We go inside the Botswanan rhino sanctuary where not a single animal has been poached in 24 years.

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Rhinos: It’s time for Plan B

We do not get a second chance if we get the economics of rhino trading wrong; all the rhino in the wild will be gone. It is time for a Plan B.

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How South Africans are spending their December holidays

Here’s where South Africans are going, how they’re going to travel to get there, their top accommodation choices and how much money it’s going to cost them to travel these December holidays.

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Botswana minister in lion trade scandal

Botswana’s Minister of Agriculture, Christian de Graaff, is under fire after he exported a large shipment of lions to a canned hunting outfit in South Africa last month.

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Six million steps

Six Million Steps is a journey of one man hiking the South African coastline. The adventure will take place over roughly 3000 km, effecting change one step at a time.

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