Zimbabwe plans to sell the right to shoot as many as 500 elephants for as much as $70,000 per animal to help fund the upkeep of its national parks. The hunting season, which takes place over the southern hemisphere winter, will resume this year after the coronavirus pandemic scuppered plans to have elephants shot by […]
It’s been four years since the story of Cecil the Lion sparked a global outcry. Cecil was a lion monitored by Oxford University at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Cecil’s familiarity with humans made him exceedingly friendly, and the cat quickly became adored by locals and tourists alike. When Cecil was shot and killed by an […]
The Luangwa River will soon be awash with hippo blood. Apologies for that disturbing mental image, but it’s important that everyone understand the gravity of Zambia’s upcoming plan to cull about 2,000 hippos. The country claims its current hippo population of 12,200 hippos is unsustainable. As such, the government has rescheduled a long discussed plan […]
The owner of a trophy hunting business in South Africa has been indicted by prosecutors with the United States Department of Justice for violating the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act. Prosecutors in the US state of Colorado have alleged that Hanno van Rensburg, a South African national and owner of Authentic African Adventures, […]
An Elephant (Loxodonta africana) crosses the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in search of greener pastures. The river, which acts as a border for the two countries, is no barrier at all for the resident elephant population. Zambezi River, Lower Zambezi National Park, Zambia.
An African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer) makes a heavy inflight correction in order to successfully snatch a fish from the Kafue River. Kafue River, Kafue National Park, Zambia – with Journeys Unforgettable Photographic Safaris and Lufupa River Camp
A recent report from a National Geographic funded study with Duke University found that the worldwide lion population has plummeted by two thirds over the past 50 years. The rapid downward spiral is due to direct human conflict and extreme fragmentation of habitat due to human settlement. West Africa has fewer than 500 lions remaining […]