The heartbreaking death of the pregnant elephant in India has brought to light the longstanding issue of human-wildlife conflict. Across the world, motions call for justice and law reform, which is a necessary measure in the battle against animal cruelty.
I’ve had many friends complain about paper straws turning to mush in our smoothies, but I’m glad the world is finally taking on plastic pollution. In recent years, movements such as strawless ocean have taken root in society. We are just
One of my best experiences this year has been working for Wildlife Act on the Panthera Leopard Survey in the beautiful Zululand. The survey is run in association with Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife and Isimangaliso Wetlands Park.
This month I am in Sodwana Bay – a marine protected area within the Isimangaliso Wetland Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Sodwana Bay is renowned for its pristine coral reef system with over 1500 species of fish,
I am back in the Kruger Park after working with a student group at the Dinokeng Game Reserve. I will be guiding a group of volunteers over the next few weeks and I am excited to spend time at my
Since the beginning of the year, I have been working with volunteer groups, spreading my time between the Balule Nature Reserve located within the Kruger National Park and the Dinokeng Game Reserve, just north of the Gauteng province. Two protected
In April this year, the constitutional court lifted the ban on the domestic trade of rhino horns in South Africa. The ban was placed by the Department of Environmental Affairs in 2009 as a measure against a heavy spike in
I have always been fascinated by weird evolutionary adaptations in animals brought about by the quest for survival. Regeneration is likely one of the most useful abilities. But this adaptation is one that has considerably regressed along its way through
When seven species of Hawaii’s yellow-faced bees were just addedto the endangered species list, it caused a buzz across the globe. But the endless battle is one our pollinator friends have been facing for some time and it’s not just
Eyed-flower mantid Nothing quite captures the “pretty but tough” trait quite like the eyed-flower mantid. I first saw one these beauties during my third year practicals whilst on a field trip at the Vernon Crooks Nature Reserve in Kwazulu-Natal.