The Thai ‘honeypots’ used to traffic wild animals out of South Africa: Women pose as hunters with licences to slaughter rhinos

This photograph of a Thai woman sitting on top of a dead rhino with a rifle in hand is a ‘fake hunt’ photo allowing poachers to get away with their illegal wildlife trade, authorities believe. Authorities say that she is one of the women allegedly hired by a Laotian wildlife trafficking gang to pose as […]

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Catching Borneo’s Mysterious Wild Cats on Film by Jyrki Hokkanen

In my childhood’s biology books from the 50’s, the Australian marsupial tiger Thylacine is classified rare but alive. Today we know that the last thylacine died in a Tasmanian zoo 7th September, 1936, after a century of intensive hunting encouraged by bounties. The local government had finally introduced official protection 59 days before the last […]

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Onset of Darkness…

A leopard (Panthera pardus) basks in the waning glow of the African sunset, waiting for the onset of darkness to conceal her for the evening’s hunt. Okavango Delta, Botswana. Nikon D3. Nikon 70-200 mm. ISO 2200. f 2.8 @ 1/125 sec. Lexar Media. © Dana Allen www.photosafari-africa.net www.facebook.com/DanaAllenPhotoSafari with Mombo Camp & Wilderness Safaris

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The Leeudril Leopard – an Incredible Encounter

Leeudril is a waterhole situated along the dry Nossob river in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. This 15,000sqmi Kalahari desert reserve straddles the South African and Botswana border regions and was created when two national parks were merged – these being South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park and Botswana’s Gemsbok National Park. Kgalagadi means “place of […]

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