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: rhino conservation
What is World Female Ranger Day?
Today is the first ever World Female Ranger Day – a day dedicated to recognising, celebrating and supporting female anti-poaching rangers in Africa and beyond!
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.
Sides of a Horn film: interview with Director Toby Wosskow
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.
IAPWA launches ‘Claws Out’ film to expose the truth about volunteering with lions in South Africa
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.
Inside the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference 2018
This month I was fortunate enough to attend one of the biggest and most important wildlife events of the year; the Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference
Goodnight Sudan: the world’s last male Northern White Rhino has died
Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino has passed away. on 19th March 2018 Sudan took his last breath, following age-related complications. These complications
Poaching, poverty and empowerment through conservation – Guest post by Maasai warrior Philip Ole Senteria
This week I am truly honoured to share the words of Maasai warrior Philip Ole Senteria. Philip provides an authentic perspective of living in a community
Introducing Sides of a Horn – Guest post by teenage conservationist Bavukile Vilane
Sides of a Horn details the rhino poaching epidemic from the perspective of the three characters most directly affected: the ranger, the poacher, and the rhino.
Trophy ‘shockumentary’: Does it really compare to Blackfish?
Trophy film review: Within moments of the film opening (to a scene of father and young son shooting dead a ‘trophy’ deer), we are introduced to South Africa’s most successful rhino breeder, John Hume.