The key to holding zoos and safari parks accountable in their standards of care — today and for years to come — is to encourage the general public, especially youngsters, to see the benefit of ensuring all animals held in captivity receive good care and welfare.
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’,
In this week’s Shamwari series I encounter storms and forest fires, and ignorantly make my second big animal welfare mistake of the trip.
This week sees the release of ‘Sides of a Horn’, a narrative short film telling the story of Africa’s poaching war from both sides of the fence. I chatted to Director Toby Wosskow about the film’s release.
Last week, I was delighted to attend How many elephants’ inaugural event at the Royal Geographic Society, London, to meet the lady behind the campaign; designer, adventurer and How Many Elephants Founder, Holly Budge.
For the first time, the Amarula Trust are working alongside How Many Elephants to help to raise awareness around the alarming rate at which the African Elephant is being poached.
A landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) found that around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades.
Claws Out explores the realities of tourists and gap year students volunteering with lions and lion cubs in South Africa. From cuddling and bottle-feeding cubs to walking with lion experiences; the hard-hitting documentary looks at how these popular tourist activities conceal dark links to the canned hunting industry.
Aidan Gallagher, UN Ambassador, discusses the Illegal Wildlife Trade and saving the oceans one step at a time with Kate on Conservation on behalf of Nat Geo Kids.
The Blood Lions ‘YouthForLions’ team have officially launched a brand new animated clip showing the life cycle of a captive bred lion in South Africa, to create awareness of the canned hunting industry across the globe.