He’s 42, has grey wrinkly skin and loves tummy rubs. Sudan is the last male Northern White rhino in the world. Protected 24/7 by highly-trained staff at Ol Pejeta, he leads a comfortable life. But you’d have to wonder what he’d think if he understood he was the last of his kind on the planet, and that nothing more was done to save the Northern White Rhino. There are currently […]
Virgin Holidays will no longer book with any organisation that won’t guarantee that they won’t display dolphins and whales that are taken from the wild.
China Request Endangered Orcas and Dolphins for Export – A Chinese owned company in Namibia has submitted a proposal to the Namibian Fisheries Ministry, requesting permission to capture and export marine animals to China ostensibly for breeding purposes. According to The Namibian, Welwitschia Aquatic and Wildlife Scientific Research have submitted a request to export 10 orca (killer whales), 500 to 1000 Cape fur seals, 300 to 500 African penguins, 50 to […]
An annual vulture tagging project was established with the aim of saving our critically endangered vultures of Zululand. There are five Savannah species of vulture found in Zululand, all of them listed as endangered or critically endangered. It is projected that breeding pairs of Lappet Faced and White Headed Vultures will be facing extinction locally by 2020 if current trends continue – wildlifeACT.com The objectives of the annual Zululand Vulture Tagging Project […]
Guest author Gwynne Howells takes us on a journey of discovering the ancient forests of KwaZulu-Natal, and how life has adapted around them since the beginning of time. Today, forests occupy approximately one-third of Earth’s land area, account for over two-thirds of the leaf area of land plants, and contain about 70% of carbon present in living things. They have been held in reverence in folklore and worshiped in ancient religions. […]
Sentencing was handed down in the White River Magistrates Court on Monday 31 August 2015. Each poacher was sentenced to eleven years for possessing an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, as well as trespassing.
A New York antiques dealer was sentenced on 5 December 2013 for conspiracy to smuggle rhino horn and ivory in the form of artifacts from Asia. The antiques dealer, Qiang Wang, was sentenced to three years and one month with a further three years supervised release by a United States federal court. In our opinion this is hopelessly too short a sentence, but a positive step towards warning those wanting to smuggle rhino […]
Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park needs your help. Today WWF has launched a global campaign to protect Virunga. We need to keep an oil company, Soco International PLC (Soco), out of the park and stop it from exploring for oil. We want to show Soco that the public won’t stand for any threats to the world’s most incredible treasures You can help us by adding your name to show you […]
South Africa has made “some progress” towards fighting illegal trade of elephant ivory, however is “failing on key aspects of compliance and enforcement” with its rhino.
This short video from natgeotv.com shows a giant freshwater stingray that was only discovered in 1990.