African Lion vs Cape Buffalo in Maasai Mara

We started our morning game drive in Maasai Mara with the amazing sighting of the African Elephant, which accidentally came our way when we went looking for the Leopard, that we had sighted the previous evening. We then headed towards the area where we had seen the African Lion brothers feasting on the Cape Buffalo […]

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From a new bird to a new community reserve: India’s tribe sets example

SINGCHUNG, India — “Follow the rustling in the bushes,” whispers Phurpa Tsering, tiptoeing aside. I hear a brief low-pitched call. A bird, larger than a sparrow but smaller than a pigeon, stirs in the branches before diving deeper into another bush in the ravine. Its partner trails behind, revealing a fleeting glimpse of the bird’s […]

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Boldest Leopardess in Maasai Mara

On this morning game drive in Maasai Mara National Reserve, we once again went looking for a popular Leopardess, probably the boldest of them all in Mara. As we exited the gates of Mara Serena, we saw a hot air balloon drift through the morning haze. We stopped to take in the amazing view before […]

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POLL: Should the ‘sport’ of trophy hunting be banned?

While he was vacationing in Africa, Idaho Fish and Game Commissioner Blake Fischer did a lot of shooting. Not with a camera, unfortunately, but with a rifle and bow. Fischer and his wife slaughtered over a dozen animals during Nambia’s trophy hunting season, including a giraffe, leopard, impala, sable antelope, waterbuck, kudu, warthog and, most […]

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Protected landscape across India-Bhutan border a refuge for wildlife during armed conflict

From the late 1980s until 2003, recurring ethno-political violence rocked Manas National Park, a protected area in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, in the Himalayan foothills. The conflict changed the park’s spread and abundance of wildlife, including the endangered Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). But Manas’s continuity with Bhutan’s Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) […]

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4 Conservation Success Stories: We Really Are Making a Difference

With all the disturbing stories in the news about extreme weather events, global politics and human rights abuses, it’s easy to overlook that there is also a lot of good happening in the world. One such area is in conservation, where we are seeing a number of great success stories. Here are just four cases […]

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Leopard with an Impala kill in Maasai Mara

We were captivated by the sight of this Leopard with the Impala kill and we took our time to soak in the experience. When we circled for a different view, we noticed the huge size of the Impala. The immense strength of this Leopard to have hauled this huge Impala up this tall tree was […]

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Chance sighting of a Leopard in Maasai Mara

After “Breakfast by the Hippo Pool” in Maasai Mara National Park, we headed out to scan the popular crossing points on the Mara River. En-route we saw this African elephant headed to the Mara river, probably to quench her thirst. This little fellow wasn’t to be left behind and he was hurried running after his […]

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