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Category: Africa

Choosing the best place to stay for you and for Conservation
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Choosing the best place to stay for you and for Conservation

Across Africa there are many small scale conservation projects in operation, many supported by individual communities or businesses. They might be regenerating a small area of forest or wetland, educating against killing bush meat or organising community patrols to help stop poaching and deforestation. Without then the continent would have lost much more of its...

World Rhino Day 2020
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World Rhino Day 2020

The 22nd of September marks World Rhino Day. Close to 10,000 rhinos have been lost to poaching in the last decade alone. The peak of poaching was just five years ago in 2015 when 1,349 rhino were recorded as poached. This demand for rhino horn is driven by the Far East where the horn is...

Remembering Cecil
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Remembering Cecil

It is five years since Cecil, a radio-collared 12-year-old male lion  was shot with a crossbow by an American trophy hunter in the Gwaii Conservancy, Zimbabwe. This is an unfenced area bordering the Hwange National Park where Cecil occasionally liked to roam. There was no hunting quota for lion in the conservancy. A summary of...

Rafiki’s Story
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Rafiki’s Story

We were all shocked to read the headline that a silverback mountain gorilla, Rafiki,  had been killed by hunters in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest earlier this month. Rafiki was 25 years old at the time of his death. He was the much-loved silverback of the Nkuringo gorilla group which was one of the first to be...