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A first for large African mammals: DNA used to count Gabon’s endangered forest elephants
Across the African continent the populations of both species of African elephants – forest and savanna – have been declining due to habitat loss, poaching and human-wildlife conflict. Maybe a key to their salvation lies in their dung?
Margot Raggett on Compiling Conservation Book Remembering African Wild Dogs
African Wild Dogs are misunderstood, persecuted and now critically endangered — acclaimed photographer Margot Raggett sheds light on this unique species.
The mysterious lives of Mafia Island’s whale sharks
Cousin to cultured Zanzibar, Mafia Island is Tanzania's smaller and lesser-known island destination. Lying some 160km to the south, it’s also the domain of ocean giants.
The Day May Break: Nick Brandt’s powerful take on climate change
Nick Brandt has been capturing East Africa since 2002 and has published four critically acclaimed books over the last two decades. His latest book tackles climate change and might be his most hopeful project yet.
New paths, old roads: how conservationists are restoring traditional migratory routes
In the 19th-century, European powers defined borders across Africa, with little thought for the communities and wildlife that called the landscape home. Today, conservationists are forging new paths through old wildlife corridors.
Will Burrard-Lucas on photographing Laikipia’s mythical Black Leopards
Is it a panther? A dog? Pure legend? Laikipia's black leopards have been steeped in mystery and rumour until Will Burrard-Lucas got the world talking with stunning photos of this elusive cat.
5 African cats you probably haven’t heard about
Sure, you’ve heard about the BIG cats and they’re probably all on your safari bucket-list – but there are more curious felines to the African continent than the lion, leopard and cheetah.
In Photos: venture through Uganda’s riveting Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
In 1981, 250 mountain gorillas roamed the world. That number has soared to 1060, making gorilla trekking one of Africa's greatest conservation success stories.
These bush stories explain why Mana Pools is considered one of Africa’s best parks
Maybe no other reserve is spoken of with as much reverence as Mana Pools. It’s the park-lover’s park, what guides dream of and where hard-core campers often return. We spoke to local experts and lifelong visitors to find out why.
Have you heard of Africa’s ‘other’ great wildebeest migration?
East Africa’s iconic Great Migration has been called ‘The greatest show on earth’, but there’s a Zambian version that some say is even better.
The story of South Africa’s last forest elephant
Local lore has long whispered of the presence of the Knysna elephants, even though sightings were nothing but hearsay for decades.