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Obituary : Africa’s Tree lady

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This week, Kenyans and environmentalists are mourning the death of their Tree Lady. Wangari Maathai was a most remarkable woman who dedicated her life to sustainable development, democracy and peace. She was 71. This charismatic Kenyan woman was known around the world as well as in the hallowed halls of international governments as the Tree Read More

Wildlife pic of the week: The African Buffalo

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The African Buffalo is a respected member of the Big Five even though he might look like a mellow bovine. His cousins in the East, the Asian Water Buffalo, can be domesticated. Not this guy!  He is extremely dangerous, and is capable of killing a lion. He is on the trophy wish list of big Read More

Massive Whale Sharks – Mozambique

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With that feeling of summer in the air – (normally Cape Town winters are wet and grey, so all this sunshine is totally unusual) – I can’t get away from the water!  Mozambique has also been in the news a bit this week with President Armando Guebuza reflecting on the role of tourism in eliminating Read More

Rhino Poaching – Are we winning the war?

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There is so much in the news at the moment with regards to Rhino Poaching.  It’s hard to work out if we are winning the war or losing it, but there certainly are many people involved in fighting this terrible trade.  I was in a book store over the weekend in Cape Town and there, on Read More

The New Lake Niassa Reserve – Mozambique

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Things often take a while to happen in Africa so until they are official one doesn’t like to make too many assumptions.  I’ve heard today that after 6 years in the making, a new lake reserve has been declared – the Lake Niassa Reserve in Mozambique.  More commonly known as Lake Malawi outside of Mozambique, Read More

Neil’s close Encounter with Gorillas

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One of my colleagues Neil recently attended a friend’s wedding in Rwanda (how is that for something different!).  So while he was there, trekking with the endangered mountain Gorillas was a highlight that he could’t miss.  I sat down with him once he was back and asked him a few questions that I thought would Read More