Do you miss the sounds of the African bushveld when you're away from it? Guest blogger Sarah Fox of Mahlatini Travel lives in a city miles away from Africa and she certainly misses the bushveld sounds. Here are some of her favourites.
The seas around Ibo in the Quirimba Archipelago, Mozambique, may be short of fish but the coral is fun to play with – and there’s Rhino, writes guest blogger Chris Harvie.
Heinrich, Philip and Ingrid van den Berg have produced a number of beautiful African wildlife photo books over the years. Their latest is Land of Contrast: Southern Africa’s diverse biomes. Guest blogger Heinrich van den Berg shares five photos from the book.
In 2009 In Search of the African Wild Dog was published, full of beautiful photos and thoughtful text by this week’s guest bloggers Roger and Pat de la Harpe. Then the Endangered Wildlife Trust suggested they should do a book on lions, ‘the next big conservation issue’. That lion book has hit book shelves across South Africa.
I think I have found what I’m looking for. Mkhambathi Nature Reserve on the Eastern Cape's Wild Coast is one of the most photogenic, pristine and priceless places I have been on my Year in the Wild, says guest blogger Scott Ramsay.
Malawi is the type of place you don’t often see in ‘Top Ten Destinations’ or ‘Best Kept Secret’ lists. That’s because travellers riddled with Malawi fever, like this week’s tongue-in-cheek guest blogger Anton Crone, have been defacing the magazines and hacking the websites that publish them.
The Wildlife ACT Fund Painted Dog Project conducts research on the social behaviour of painted dogs (or wild dogs) and how this affects the success of the reintroduction strategy for the species. As a researcher for Wildlife ACT, guest blogger Shannon Chapman has collected data from all painted dog introductions in KwaZulu-Natal for the past two years. She explains why it's so challenging.
Last week, the South African government lifted the moratorium on fracking in South Africa. Is this the end of the road? In this guest post, Jonathan Deal, Chairman of Treasure Karoo Action Group, vows it’s just the beginning and promises to take it to the Constitutional Court if need be.
When Mozambican President Armando Guebuza visited Pedro Muagura at his home in Mozambique, he asked: 'Why do you plant trees?' Paul Steyn tells the story.
South Africa lost 80 rhinos to poachers in the first two months of 2012. [By 5 April it was 159.] At this rate, we may lose 600 this year - significantly up from 13 just five years ago. The debate over how best to combat this butchery rages on. But how much of the outrage is sentiment and how much is emotion that translates into useful action? Read what the African Conservation Trust's top man has to say.
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