The lion population across Africa has dropped by nearly 97% in the last century, with many reports suggesting that wild lions would be extinct by 2020.
Arriving back home from South Africa, it felt like the most exciting adventure of my life had come to an end. Find out how the experience has shaped the decade of my life that followed.
The Caribbean island of St Lucia is home to some incredible bird life, including the stunning Saint Lucia Parrot. Discover how this bird helped me in a surprising way during my pregnancy.
Is cage diving with great white sharks ethical? Marine biologist and conservationist Hannah Rudd shares her views in this guest blog post.
Gerhana the orangutan orphan – World Animal Day 2019. Gerhana the orangutan orphan has lived through terrible experiences, and the traces of his sad past are still visible on the x-ray: He has a cartridge case stuck in his body.
Discover the brilliant new book ‘No Entry’, a page-turning new novel about elephant poaching in South Africa. Win a copy for yourself or use my code for a free e-book download
The school holidays are a great time for children and parents alike to engage with nature. Going on a ‘bug safari’ is a great way to encourage kids to get outside and explore the world around them.
One topic that I’ve never shied away from on this blog is that of wild animals in captivity. This week, I attempt to untangle the challenges and moral obligation of each of the places that have come to house lions; game reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, lion farms and ‘the wild’,
Introducing eleven-year-old ‘gorilla hero’ Addy. Over the last few years, Addy has raised thousands of dollars for charities such as the Dian Fossey Fund and the Ellen Fund through her social media campaigns and annual Gorilla Gala events.
In this week’s Shamwari series I encounter storms and forest fires, and ignorantly make my second big animal welfare mistake of the trip.