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White Lion Tourism Underway Despite Lack of Legal Compliance
The Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) still has no holding permit for the white lions it imported to an area adjacent the Greater Kruger...
White Lions Reappear In The Wild
Two white lion cubs have been spotted frolicking in a dry riverbed in the Umbabat Private Nature Reserve with their tawny mother...
White Lions Return To Lowveld
Two weeks ago the Global White Lion Protection Trust (GWLPT) translocated four white lions from Sanbona in the Western Cape to their new home bordering...
White rhinos and termites too offer hope for future biodiversity
Day three, Wednesday 23 April 2008, of the 2008 Annual Science Network Meeting offered interesting perspectives on why white rhinos and termites are both...
Who will fix Kruger’s fences in future
The fate of the hundreds of kilometres of the Kruger National Park's western boundary fence is under review. High-level executives, including South...
Why Animals Behave The Way They Do
The way animals use colour in their daily communication provide a basis for very interesting observation...
Why Do Dew Drops Do What They Do on Leaves
To save energy. The answer is based on the fundamental principle of free energy, that everything in nature seeks the lowest possible energy state...
Why do hippos open their mouths so wide?
Given their diet, why do hippos have to be able to open their mouths so wide, asks Cedric Dallas from Stellenbosch?...
Why Do People Visit The Kruger National Park
According to a seven-year study, from 2001 to 2007, about 80 percent of Kruger's visitors is from South Africa and 70 percent is Afrikaans...
Why Female Water Buffalo Have Horns Impala Do Not
The reason some female hoofed animals have horns while others do not has long puzzled evolutionary biologists, even the great Charles Darwin...
Why People Visit Parks? Do the Answers Matter to Management?
An article, published by Koedoe, which highlights the extent to which socio-demographic and behavioural and motivational indicators influence the...
Why The Leopard Got Its Spots
Why The Leopard Got Its Spots. Why do leopards have rosette shaped markings but tigers have stripes? Rudyard Kipling suggested that it was because the leopard...
Why Wetlands Matter
About half of South Africa's wetlands have already been destroyed or converted through draining, the building of dams, incorrect burning and overgrazing...
Widespread and Substantial Declines in Wildlife in Kenyas Masai Mara
Monthly surveys over 15 years link surge in human settlements near Mara Reserve with large losses of wildlife that have made Kenya a popular...
Wild About Soccer In BaPhalaborwa
The Dreamfields “Wild about Soccer' project has been running for some time in the Kruger National Park in Skukuza and Punda Maria...
Wild Cat facts
65-day gestation period. Female gives birth to two or three kittens. The young suckle for approximately one month and accompany their mother on hunting...
Wild dog and cheetah census prizes awarded
Twelve lucky winners were awarded a variety of fantastic prizes at the Endangered Wildlife Trust's headquarters in Johannesburg on June 30, 2005...
Wild dogs den up in Balule
Seven wild dogs that were released into greater Kruger at the beginning of May have now chosen a den site about three kilometres from where they were...
Wild Dogs to be Released into Balule
Seven wild dogs are due to be released into the Balule Private Nature Reserve, ad- joining the Greater Kruger National Park, in the next few weeks...
Wild Elephants Respond To Vibrations In The Earth
Elephants will respond to signals transmitted through the earth without a sound whispering through the air. This has been shown by a team of scientists...
Wildebeest get a helping hand in Greater Kruger
The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, part of the Associated Private Nature Reserves adjoining Kruger National Park, has just released 50 wildebeest to...
'Wilderness' has different meanings for different people. To some it is a physical area, while for others it is a psychological 'place' or state of mind...
Wilderness Trails To Be Expanded By Foundation
The Wilderness Foundation and the Wilderness Leadership School, founded in the 1950s by conservation legend Dr Ian Player and Magqubu Ntombela, is...
Wildlife and African folklore
Many African tribes had a tradition regarding wild creatures. Certain birds and animals were given the status of protected creatures because of their...
Wildlife and Soccer
What does the Soccer World Cup and biodiversity have in common? This is the challenge SANParks has put to the country's children...
Wildlife As a Source for Livestock Infections
A bacterium possibly linked to Crohn's disease could be lurking in wild animals...
If you are a wildlife and nature lover who enjoys reading about first hand experiences, two books published by CC Africa may be worth adding to your...
Wildlife College Graduation Highlights Best Students
This year, the ladies showed the way at the Southern African Wildlife College graduation with Esther Sibanda from Zimbabwe the proud recipient of the...
Wildlife College Students Graduate
This year's Southern African Wildlife College Graduation ceremony celebrated 20 students receiving natural resource certificates and 22 students...
Wildlife Enforcement Task Force to Protect Elephants and Rhinos
The Ivory and Rhinoceros Enforcement Task Force of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) met in...
Wildlife Fund present loan vehicle to Traffic
“TRAFFIC extends its sincere thanks to the Mazda Wildlife Fund for your 20 years of support: you have, quite literally, been the driving force behind our...
Wildlife Presenter Searches For Deadly Lowveld Inhabitants
Director James Brickell and his crew recently filmed parts of a new children's wildlife documentary for the BBC in the lowveld...
Wildlife trade regulation needed more than ever
From medicine to musical instruments and from fashion and beauty products to delicacies, wildlife items in trade must be properly regulated...
Will Kruger Lose Its Last River Gorge
The Kruger National Park has one last remaining unspoilt gorge left on a perennial river, and this pristine gorge is increasingly coming under threat...
Will policy makers listen to the world’s scientists
The world has been warned time and again about the potential harm man is doing to ecosystems around the world. Now 1,360 scientists from 95 countries....
Will Three Million Swallows Outweigh The 2010 World Cup
Millions of swallows making the journey from Europe to South Africa may have a surprise in store in a few years time – their winter home may be...
Winter Camp Lights Fires In Phalaborwa Learners
Twelve high school learners from the Phalaborwa region have developed an extra dose of enthusiasm for entering a career in the sciences after attending...
We tend to think of the warm, rainy season as a time of food production and the cooler, dry 'winter' as the period when natural food sources are in...
With a Little Help from Our Ancient Friends
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives...
With Words And Images, A Couple Brings the Wild To The World
Currently living in Hoedspruit, Adrian Bailey and his wife Robyn Keene-Young havedocumented private moments in the life of many African animals...
Women in water rewarded
National Water Week kicked off with the presentation of the Women in Water Awards at the Presidential Guesthouse on March 18, 2005. At the ceremony...
Wood carvings used to attract cranes to bird watching site
Bird- Life South Africa now lures cranes to its winter feeding site using life-size wooden decoys. Maize grain is put out regularly for the cranes in...
Working on how to feed the world in 2050
Could the world go through another food crisis on a scale similar to the one in 2007/08? “Never say never again'”, was the general consensus...
Workshop Broadens Science Teachers’ Horizons
Thirteen teachers from schools in and around Phalaborwa met at Letaba Camp in the Kruger National Park (KNP) on February 18, 2006 to take part in...
World conservation loses benefactor
A driving force behind the creation of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and many other international conservation initiatives...
World Environment Day celebrated at all national parks
Employees at SANParks joined their conservation colleagues across the globe to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5, which was celebrated with the...
World fails to meet biodiversity loss targets
The Global Biodiversity Outlook is published every four years and is the product of close collaboration between the...
World Malaria Report 2013 Fact Sheet
Updated info on Malaria statistics and a travelling precautions guide for visiting Kruger National Park...
World Rhino Day celebrates five rhino species
“World Rhino Day is an opportunity to highlight the efforts being made to fight the scourge of rhino poaching around the world and to debunk the...
World Water Day 22 March 2005
In 1998 South Africa passed a new National Water Act. This act was hailed internationally as an innovative approach to water management, as it took...
Wrestling a Crocodile For a Friend
It has been almost 30 years since the day Louis Olivier and Hans Kolver fought an enormous crocodile for the life of their friend and colleague Tom Yssel. Louis and Tom, deciding they deserved...
Yako In Durban Environmental Management Inspectors Is On Track
On November 1, 2005, when the new Protected Areas Act came into effect, more
than 600 Sanparks environmental management inspectors (EMI) were...
Yellow Tags Successful In Re-Sighting Poisoned Vultures
The wildlife poisoning incident that occurred outside Hoedspruit last October is now providing valuable information on Vulture movements and the...
You Are What You Eat
The external features of animal 'mouths' are the most easily observed and the best field indicators of eating habits. Focus will be on size and shape...
You Are What You Eat
In the past couple of letters we have dealt with external mouth features and digestion. In this final letter on this subject we look at some of the internal jaw and mouth structure that might...
You Are What You Eat - Animal Digestion
What animals eat will indicate their main function among the diversity of species. Mouth structures have evolved to cope with the main diet of each...
Young Artist Wins Kruger to Kasies Competition
The Kruger National Park's (KNP) outreach project “Take Kruger to 'Kasies” was officially launched on January 20, 2006 at Mkhuhlu Shopping Complex near...
Young conservationists back the bats at Letaba
A group of Junior Honorary Rangers from the Bushveld Region spent four days last week at Letaba rest camp, Kruger National Park, making a hands-on...
Young minds explore the Environment
Armed with a sponsored 'goodie' bag filled with T-Shirt, cap, waterbottle and pencil case, about 500 learners from 10 schools, some having never been...
Young neighbours discover Kruger treasures
What better way to celebrate world environment day than through first hand exploration of earth's treasures in the Kruger National Park (KNP)?...
Young Neighbours Learn More About Kruger
To be like a child again or one day, to experience the Kruger National Park (KNP) the way a child would, learning about animals and their habits...
Young Trackers Excell With Cybertracker
Two young people from the Hoedspruit area became the youngest to achieve a tracking qualification during a tracking evaluation held at...
Youth Day in Kruger
Kids in Kruger celebrated Youth Day by inviting young people from neighbouring communities to a day of song and dance. Several entertaining items...
Youths Get Tourism Training in Giyani
The Mopani District Municipality, comprising the Giyani, Tzaneen, Letaba and Phalaborwa regions, is preparing itself to enter the tourism arena...
Zebras vs. cattle - Not so black and white
African ranchers often prefer to keep wild grazers like zebras off the grass that fattens their cattle. But a new study by Kenyan and University of...
Zimbabwe Auctions Big Game Hunts
Zimbabwe has held an auction for big game hunters, offering a variety of trophy 'bags', and raising US$1.5 million in the process, ostensibly for...
Zimbabwe de horns rhinos to curb poaching
The Zimbabwe government has launched a massive exercise to dehorn rhinoceroses so that these animals do not have any value for poachers...
Zuma supports green economy
South African president Jacob Zuma supports calls for green technologies and industries that will ensure the country responds to...
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