Meet the world’s rarest wolves. Found in the highlands of Ethiopia, in a handful of mountain ranges at altitudes between 3,000m and 4,700m, the Ethiopian wolves number just 500 in global population.
How to help end hunting on National Trust land — for good
The National Trust issues licences to hunts at various locations around the country. In 2020, following revelations from leaked Zoom webinars that trail hunting is nothing but a ‘smokescreen’, the Trust temporarily suspended all licences pending the ongoing police investigation and court case. This suspension remains in place — but now is the time to see it to be turned into a permanent ban; and you can help.
How to care for your local foxes
Once upon a time, largely rural human cultures valued foxes because they ate crop-ravishing mice. Mechanization condensed the amount of land needed for cultivation; technology provided pesticides to kill mice. Now country foxes, out-of-work and homeless, have emigrated to town, where they are again expected to earn their keep…
Ethiopian Wolf: In search of the rarest canid on Earth
The Ethiopian Wolf (Canis Simensis) is the rarest canid on earth. While the population is in a state of flux, still it is estimated that there are fewer than 500 individuals left in the world, making it the most endangered carnivore in Africa.
One Man’s Rescue: Sharing the stories of shelter dogs
For five days, 60-year-old David shared a cage with senior and disabled dogs who have been living in a shelter for years, and videoed his experience.
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 3 – Darkness
In this week’s Shamwari series we get the devastating news of an unexpected death, and learn the serious business of studying poo!
Shamwari Diaries: Act 3 Scene 2 – African nights
In this week’s Shamwari series I get my first taste of camping in the bush and get to see the rainforest from the dizzying heights of the canopy!
Shamwari Diaries: Act 2, Scene 2 – Learning to let go
In this week’s Shamwari series I spot my first brown hyena and manage to catch fleas from a dead warthog! No two days are ever the same when working at a game reserve!
Top 10 reasons to save the African wild dog
Kate on Conservation and wildlife biologist Tolga Aktas have collated their personal top 10 reasons for saving the rare and beautiful African wild dog.
Shamwari Diaries: Act 1, Scene 3 – Wild days & wild dogs
This week’s Shamwari series involves jumping out of a plane, and later, having my first encounter with African wild dogs!