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Driving Clean Solar Energy in the Kruger National Park

“As evidence of a largely human-driven crisis of biodiversity loss grows, it may seem as though sustainable development cannot include wildlife conservation. But the work of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and other major wildlife and biodiversity conventions shows that implementing a global framework for conservation...

Preserving the Fragile Beauty of Rwanda’s Indigenous Orchids

With its rich volcanic soil, cool temperatures and mossy cloud forests, the Land of a Thousand Hills is prime habitat for one of the world’s most beautiful and fragile flowering plant species: the orchid. One of the conservation projects at Singita Volcanoes National Park on the northern border of Rwanda is dedicated to preserving this...

Rwanda’s Seeds of Conservation Burst Into Bloom

Tucked into the Great Rift Valley and featuring the imposing Virunga Mountain range with its cloud forests and chain of volcanoes, the small country of Rwanda has overcome much to transform this beautiful corner of Africa into one of the continent’s most sought-after travel destinations. The enduring legacy of forgiveness and compassion expressed by Rwanda’s...

Rhino Calf Breathes New Life into Species Conservation Project

Since its inception in 2002, one of the Grumeti Fund’s main goals has been returning eastern black rhino to the western Serengeti; establishing a founder population contributing to the genetic pool and bolstering the greater Serengeti-Mara ecosystem’s rhino population. A couple of months ago, this ambitious conservation project reached an important and exciting goal: the...

Cultural Conservation: Preserving the Heritage of Zimbabwe’s Indigenous People

Like a window into our past, the rock art found on the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve in Zimbabwe speaks of the culture of early civilisations of hunter-gatherers. It echoes the long, rich history of generations of indigenous people, as well as the flora and fauna alongside which they lived. Until recently, there were 82 known rock...

Tswalu Kalahari’s Cape cobras

Are you interested in birding, but perhaps have no idea where to start? My interest in birding began when I started working as a field guide, and once I’d grasped their entertainment value I quickly became hooked. Learning bird calls was the quickest way to recognise more species and add them to my list. Here’s a quick introduction to five birds I never tire of seeing at Tswalu.

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