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…
Tag: Big Cats
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.
Coronavirus outbreak and animals in zoos
As Britain enters a period where opportunities for people to leave the house are restricted, and as some zoos plead poverty and threaten to kill their animals, we need to consider carefully what this crisis means for animals in captivity – now and into the future. Dr Chris Draper, Head of Animal Welfare & Captivity at Born Free shares his views…
Shamwari Diaries: Epilogue
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.
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’,
Uncovering the truth about Avni the tigress and her cubs: Guest Post by Bella Rebell
This week, animal advocate Bella Rebell lends her voice on behalf of India’s precious endangered wildlife, exposing the truth behind the shocking circumstances that led
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,