Our wildlife conservation blogs feature the latest news on what is happening and important in wildlife conservation in southern Africa from our Alexandra’s Africa blogs….

July 2023

Who are THE LITTLE 5?


In our previous blog we introduced Africa's 'Big 5' and identified the other four African Animal Groups: The Little 5, The Shy 5, The Ugly 5.   In this blog we  focus on the 'Little 5 '!  The 'Little 5' are a group of much smaller animals, named inspirationally, based on the relation of their [...]

Who are THE LITTLE 5?2023-07-05T15:05:05+01:00

March 2023

Is Africa Full of Snakes?


  You have booked or planning a safari in Africa, but you are concerned there are snakes, lots of them right? Should you be concerned or even take the risk? Snakes are amazing creatures and sightings of them are special, extremely rare, and a real privilege to observe in the wild, and nothing really to [...]

Is Africa Full of Snakes?2023-07-05T08:03:06+01:00

February 2023

Who are THE BIG 5?


When heading off on a safari to Africa, travellers often have a wish list of animals they are hoping to see. For most people, top of the list will be 'The Big 5' : Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Rhino and Leopard.  Of course these majestic animals are a spectacular sight but did you know  there are [...]

Who are THE BIG 5?2023-07-05T09:01:01+01:00

May 2021

Community Conservation: A Great Example


Community Conservation SOUTH AFRICAN CONSERVATIONIST LUCY KEMP WINS 2021 WHITLEY AWARD FOR COMMUNITY APPROACH TO CONSERVING THE SOUTHERN GROUND-HORNBILL! South African culture is steeped in stories of community conservation - but this one is rather special. Southern Ground-Hornbill, numbers are declining as human impact mounts. South African conservationist, Lucy Kemp,  has received a prestigious Whitley [...]

Community Conservation: A Great Example2022-11-23T13:05:42+00:00

October 2019

Human-Elephant Conflict Resolution – What Options?


Humane Ways To Keep The Peace Between Humans And Elephants by Jonathan Hemmings The news that Botswana has lifted its ban on hunting elephants has brought the topic of effective methods of mitigating human-elephant conflict and other conflict between wildlife and humans to the fore. The president of Botswana, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has justified the lifting [...]

Human-Elephant Conflict Resolution – What Options?2022-11-23T13:27:30+00:00
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