Feb 242017
 
Group of 'extinct' antelope released into wild in southern Sahara

A group of scimitar-horned oryx, an antelope declared extinct in the wild, have been reintroduced to their original home on the edge of the Sahara desert. Fourteen captive-bred animals were released in a remote area of Chad and joined a first group reintroduced in August 2016, conservationists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) said. […]

Mar 102016
 
Poachers Went After This Amazing Antelope for Fun

Life in the Sahara is no cakewalk. The baking sun raises temperatures to more than 120 degrees, howling winds conjure up dust devils and sand storms, and years can pass before a drop of rain falls. One desert creature is spectacularly adapted to these conditions: the addax, an ethereal-looking antelope with elongated, corkscrew horns. The […]

Jun 042015
 
The Promise of Rain

I’ve been keeping this photo under wraps for a while – it just never felt like it was time to share it – until now. By now, if you’ve followed my work for some time, you would know that I have this sort of fetish for contextual atmospheric wildlife photos taken with shorter focal lengths. […]

Oct 172014
 
Helping orangutans survive: new project aims to connect habitat fragments in Kalimantan (Part II)

Two decades ago, a project to convert one million hectares of forest to rice paddies was undertaken by the Indonesian government in southern Kalimantan. As predicted by experts, this Mega Rice Project (MRP) was a massive failure and was eventually abandoned, but not before it destroyed critical orangutan habitat. Now a new project is trying […]

Oct 142014
 
Marooned in shrinking forests, Bornean orangutans hang on as disaster looms (Part I)

The great apes are among some of the most endangered species on Earth, the targets of poachers and the victims of deforestation. However, from time-to-time there comes news of hope. A study published recently in Oryx describes the dire situation faced by Bornean orangutans, as well as an ambitious project to help save them. The […]

Jun 122014
 
Zebras for the win! Africa's longest land migration discovered

With food and water scarce in many parts of Africa, many species migrate long-distances in order to survive. A new study published in the journal, Oryx has found a new record-breaker for the continent’s longest tracked terrestrial migration: a huge group of zebras that traveled a total distance of 500 kilometers (300 miles). The journey […]

Nov 102013
 
POLL: Should canned hunting in Arizona be banned?

A hunting organization based in Arizona is under fire for defending a controversial type of hunting that is against the law in Arizona. Records show the Safari Club International has lobbied Congress and spoken out against bills that would make the practice of hunting exotic game in fenced-in preserves illegal. The organization also accepts trophies […]

Oct 312013
 
Namibian government and people lauded for conservation successes

Global conservation organization WWF has recognized Namibia for its outstanding conservation achievements. The Namibian President, His Excellency Hifikepunye Pohamba, is being presented today with a WWF Gift to the Earth Award – the second the country has received – by Chief Emeka Anyaoku, former President of WWF International. The ceremony is taking place in the […]

Jul 152013
 
5 men rescued, 1 killed, after 5-day Sumatran tiger standoff

Five men were finally rescued on Monday after spending five days trapped in a tree by a group of Sumatran tigers. A team of around 30 people rescued the men after several tiger tamers were able to lure the animals away using chants and mantras. The men were attacked inside Aceh’s Gunung Leuser National Park […]

Jul 102013
 
Vanishing species makes astounding comeback

The reemergence of the endangered Huemul deer (Hippocamelus bisulcus) marks a momentous achievement by local governments and conservationists worldwide. From the brink of extinction—with populations decimated to one percent of what they previously were—the Huemul populations have not only stabilized but are steadily increasing, according to a new study in Oryx. A naturally docile and […]

Dec 272012
 
Kgalagadi: September 2009 (Part 8)

Let’s carry on with this trip report, shall we? We spent our last night in Nossob and headed out on a quick game drive the next morning before we had to break up our camp. We had heard lions roaring to the south early in the morning and set off towards the Marie-se-gat waterhole. We […]