Marine Anti Abolone Poaching Rangers
Conservation

Tales of a Marine Anti-Poaching Ranger

April 7, 2017 0

Dedicated to the rise of a small Anti-Abalone-poaching team who are making waves, and the fall of Abalone Poaching in the Eastern Cape As a young, aspiring, female Nature Conservationist, trying to make a career […]

Zoology

Unravelling the “Jaws” myth

February 21, 2017 0

Scientists have long had a (debatably) unhealthy fascination for potentially dangerous wild animals. A curiosity for anything with sharp teeth, claws, fangs, tusks, and an instinct for survival so strong they could easily shred you to pieces. Call it the […]

Zoology

Bumping into Gaboon Adders!

December 13, 2016 0

For years I had dreamt of seeing a Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) out in the wild. It has to be one of the most beautiful snakes in the world! It captivates many, and sparks interest, […]

Zoology

Sentinels of the South African Escarpment

November 18, 2016 3

Authors: Melanie Burke and Sandi Willows-Munro Are these bearded ‘giants’ being held captive by their genetics? My study focuses on elucidating whether these majestic birds are suffering the consequences of reduced genetic variation in comparison […]

Zoology

Immersed in the world of the Crocodile

June 7, 2016 0

This May, from the 22nd to the 28th, I was extremely fortunate to have attended, all thanks to Professor Downs, the IUCN crocodile specialist group (CSG) 24th working meeting at Kruger National Park. For me […]

Welcome to the realm of the Hippo! It's going to be down to the best possible strategic planning and good will of the Hippos that my traps don't get completely flattened!
Research

It pays to have a hard shell up here!

March 14, 2016 8

I’ve recently returned from my first visit to my field site here in South Africa, the Ndumo game reserve. This place is truly incredible and I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to call […]