With the onset of a global pandemic, people living in the Maasai Mara and dependent on tourism income lost livelihoods and had to face other challenges that they were unprepared for. However, Kenya wildlife tourism is gradually springing back into action…
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Has Coronavirus changed the face of the Maasai Mara forever?
A look at the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the one of the most iconic wild spaces left on our planet; the Maasai Mara.
The Tiger Kings in Europe
Tiger King paints a worrying picture regarding the lack of regulation for keeping tigers and other big cats.
A new report by FOUR PAWS suggests the picture is equally concerning in Europe.
Big Cats in captivity — Shamwari Diaries: Interval
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’,
Big Cats climb Mount Everest…
The latest episode of BBC’s incredible new documentary series Dynasties, has thrown lions into the spotlight once again. Not since Cecil the Lion captured the public’s
Claws Out: Beth Jennings exposes the truth behind volunteering with lion cubs
Today is World Animal Day, an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. Many years ago I began this blog simply viewing myself as
Remembering Dr Alan Rabinowitz: A voice for the voiceless
Dr Alan Rabinowitz, the jaguar hero dubbed ‘the Indiana Jones of wildlife conservation’, sadly passed away on 5 August 2018. Alan’s career as a conservationist,
5 things that made Bradt’s Big Cat Festival amazing!
Pulling away from Kings Cross Station, head lolling against the window of the rickety train, I couldn’t have felt more content. Once in a while you have
Lion Hero: Meet Drew Abrahamson on World Wildlife Day
Happy World Wildlife Day 2018! The theme for this year is ‘Big Cats‘; which encompasses the four largest wild cats — which are also the ones
Tania Esteban chats about her role as a Digital Researcher for BBC’s Big Cats, Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II
BBC’s Big Cats, Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II: Tania Esteban discusses working behind the scenes on these great series!