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South Africa’s Black Mambas inspire Hollywood film

CD Anderson The all-women Black Mamba anti-poaching unit is renowned around the world for their committed efforts to protect South African wildlife, in particular the...

South Africa’s sniffer elephants learn to track explosives

With their long trunks, elephants have a remarkable sense of smell. Now, a South African is training a group of the pachyderms to smell out explosives and narcotics. The US army hopes to understand the biology and turn it into science.

South Africa’s elephant Norms and Standards to be amended

South Africa’s elephant Norms and Standards to be amended

As one of the few African countries with a stable and strong elephant population, South Africa has stringent norms around managing the animals. It regularly updates or amends these.

Elephants get their day

World Elephant Day, 12 August, aims to raise awareness of the dangers faced by the gentle giants of the wild and to support initiatives that protect them. Their numbers in Africa are down from a million in 1980 to less than 400 000 today.
Tusker research goes social

Whistle through the wilderness

Combine big game viewing from up close with a magnificent multi-stage mountain bike ride and you've got a winner. This is exactly what is offered by Tour de Tuli, run by luxury ecotourism company Wilderness Safaris in Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
The pain is soon forgotten

Tusker research goes social

Animal lovers can participate in the Amarula Elephant Research Programme through a new Facebook app that allows them to track their favourite jumbo, learn more about its habits, and help to raise awareness about elephant conservation.
Addo’s elephant fence comes down

German tourists in love with South Africa

German tourists seem to not only love our country, but keep coming back for more, as research by SA Tourism shows.
Tourism in South Africa

Gallery: South Africa’s wildlife

South Africa is renowned for its magnificent wildlife. From the  elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo and leopard, to the elephant shrew, ant lion, rhinoceros beetle, buffalo weaver and leopard tortoise, the country's plains, seas and skies are natural treasure troves for the animal and bird lover.
Gallery: South Africa's birdlife

African tusker now two species

A debate that has raged for a decade could soon be put to bed, with the publication in the peer-reviewed biology journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) of a study confirming that Africa has two species of elephant, both occurring within the genus Loxodonta (Greek, meaning “oblique-sided tooth”).

African tusker now two species

Scientists feel that a lengthy debate could at last be resolved, with the recent publication in the peer-reviewed journal Public Library of Science of a study confirming that Africa has two species of elephant.
Addo's elephant fence comes down


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