Tag Archives: Africa

Photographers unite to save the rhino in 2017

It’s always good to be able to start the New Year on a positive note. So the launch of a major new ‘photography for conservation’ project for rhinos this month certainly gets the thumbs up from Project African Rhino, not only because we hope to play a small part in its success, but also because […]

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The poaching of white rhino bull #109

Yesterday we published an interview with Simon Naylor, reserve manager at Phinda private game reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, revealing the full impact of poaching on the reserve’s rhinos, finances and staff.  Today we publish his report of a recent poaching incident. The report has been edited to remove location and identity information for […]

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‘Help a ranger – Save a rhino’ charity’s urgent Xmas appeal

‘Camping equipment, cooking equipment, boots, wet weather gear – wet weather stuff in particular. Poachers don’t stop for the bad weather, they quite like the bad weather’ …anti-poaching ranger, Hluhluwe iMfolozi reserve, South Africa. When we ask rangers we meet in Africa, fighting against poaching on the frontline, living rough, deep in the bush for […]

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Rhino security chief: hearts, minds and bullets

As a young, poorly educated Maasai, John Pameri walked a hundred kilometres to get a job at Kenya’s Lewa Conservancy – twice. Two decades later he’s head of a 150-strong security team, recently gained his pilot’s licence, and travels internationally to raise much-needed funding. We spoke to him about the challenging, expensive and dangerous business […]

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Where to watch wild rhinos

We’re often asked where are good places to see rhinos in the wild, so now we’ve added a page to this blog listing some of our favourite places. Because of the poaching epidemic some reserves are understandably reluctant to publicise their rhinos, so we’ve not included these locations.  Instead we’ve limited ourselves to parks where […]

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Spreading the Word

Here’s a link to a newly published article on the poaching crisis that we put together earlier in the year for Kenya Airways inflight magazine. It’s published in the latest issue of ‘Msafiri’, but you can read it in full here. The article is a round-up of how and why the poaching has escalated and […]

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Bush Telegraph

Our focus shifts to South Africa in the next few weeks where we’ll be researching and photographing for our rhino project in the country that’s been hardest hit by the poaching crisis. South Africa has lost 227 rhinos already this year. We hope to blog from our travels on a range of key issues including […]

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