September 25, 2020
Some of the world’s poorest communities live alongside wildlife areas, and the proximity to the predators that international visitors come to see, can make life harder for these communities. Understandably, the local people are keen to protect their livestock and will go to great lengths to eradicate threats to the herd. In fact, human-wildlife conflict is one of conservation’s most persistent»
September 21, 2020
World Rhino Day happens to fall on 22 September (spring equinox) and is the day of the year when day and night are equal length – a tipping point so to speak, and a fitting date to bring attention to the precarious plight and status of rhino, of which there of five distinct species.
Many would argue that the plight of rhino is well beyond the tipping point, with global populations»
September 15, 2020
Without having seen it for yourself, it’s difficult to imagine what 350,000 acres of nothing but rolling grasslands, lush riverine forest and low-slung hills dotted with acacia trees looks like. The landscape at Singita Grumeti stretches uninterrupted to the horizon in every direction over an area of nearly 550 square miles, giving literal meaning to...
September 13, 2020
When Ralph Bousfield’s father Jack started Botswana’s first photographic safari camp in 1962 on the edge of Makgadikgadi Pans, people thought he was mad. Remote, isolated and harsh, this part of the Kalahari was unknown to most, except the Bushmen who had been living here for several thousand years. But Jack’s decision was a stroke of genius. Located in one of the most spectacular regions»