Conservation

Safeguarding our Ivory – what will it take?

October 24, 2018 0

Mikumi National Park – Tanzania, the elephant staggered and collapsed over in the tall grass in Southern Tanzania, where some of the world’s worst poaching happens. It wasn’t a poacher who targeted her, but a […]

Zoology

Ndumo adventure!

August 15, 2017 0

Last week, I was lucky enough to be a part of a research team who were headed for Ndumo Game Reserve, in northern KwaZulu-Natal. One of the researchers, Cormac, was looking for terrapins, while Camille, […]

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 […]

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