November  in iSimangaliso Wetland Park heralds the beginning of one of the most special and awe-inspiring miracles of this world heritage site – the nesting of endangered turtles on the 220km golden shoreline. Annually, between the months of November and March, heralds the start of the leatherback turtles breeding season. In this most ancient cycle of life, turtles return with almost magical accuracy to the very same beach where they […]

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 […]

A coral reef is a delicate living ecosystem made up of a diverse combination of species. As a result of rising global temperatures, coral bleaching is threatening their very existence. It is these diverse species interacting together that create this unique and physical environment. With the sun as its energy source, through photosynthesis light energy is converted into chemical energy. Plants, algae and plankton are the building blocks in this complex and rich […]

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 […]

Building community rhino ambassadors can be the single biggest living deterrent to rhino poaching. So says Dr Bandile Mkhize, CEO of Ezemvelo KZN wildlife, speaking of the Kingsley Holgate Foundation. He goes on to say, Communities are not some solid block of people who necessarily think the way our recently selected 400 rhino ambassadors around Hluhluwe- iMfolozi Park, Ndumo and Tembe do. There are hundreds of thousands of people who […]

April Rangers Report from Leopard Mountain: The weather has been keeping us on our toes making us glance out the window first before stepping outside. We’ve had everything from rain to sunshine, overcast and windy days yet the game drives and sightings have been great. This month our feline friends have been keeping us quite busy and entertained. On one of our night drives our head ranger, Chase, managed to […]

Sasol shelves fracking plans: The decision by Sasol not to pursue hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the Karoo has been a welcome one in the fight against this dirty and unsafe practice. This is a continuing and pressing problem of international importance. It has the potential of  jeopardizing our waterways,  as part of the process includes injecting toxic chemicals into shale to extract natural gas trapped deep within the ground. […]