It’s a little over 10 years ago now that March 3rd was declared United Nations World Wildlife Day. It’s an auspicious day, having been the date the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was signed in 1973. Technology in conservation has come a long way since then. This is a global 24 hours to recognise the importance of wildlife and biodiversity along with the benefits and beauty we’re able to derive from nature.
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.
They say an experienced tracker can read the earth like a book. Successful tracking demands experience, knowledge, patience, physical endurance, and mental focus, often under challenging environmental conditions over extended periods. Tracking involves the interpretation of signs of the wild, from animal tracks and dung to calls and behaviour.
The Serengeti’s storied plains are a thing of wondrous beauty; endless grasslands, winding rivers, rocky volcanic outcrops and thorny acacia forests. Renowned for its epic mammal migration which draws thousands of safari lovers every year, this pristine wilderness is also one of the best places in the world to see lions in their natural habitat, along with a host of other unique wildlife.