Bullied by bigger cats, shot by farmers and subject to low genetic variation; cheetah’s fight for survival is up against the worst. Yet it has overcome the odds as the lowest ranking large carnivore to earn its spots as a specialised, adaptable predator. Here’s how.
Blog posts: Conservation
Conservation stories and projects that are helping to protect our environment, and what you can do to help.
Melissa Bachman has become public enemy number 1 in South Africa and the worldwide online community. Paul Maughan-Brown tries to figure out why, and argues that the abuse is as poorly directed as it is poorly considered.
Killing for conservation in Namibia and the latest local rhino poaching figures
Cape Maclear (also known as Chembe) can be found on the Nankumba Peninsula along the southern shores of Lake Malawi. Many people go to this side of the lake to get all romantic and cozy, but they should be aware of how serious the over-fishing problem is.
If an object of great beauty costs a life to produce, is it something we can really afford?
While shooting Shiver , a documentary on Mozambique’s shark finning crisis, filmmaker Aaron Gekosi found himself in the ultimate nightmare situation: entangled underwater in one of the shark nets they had come to document.
With shark killings reaching 70 million a year globally, shark conservationist Lesley Rochat has intensified her fight against the slaughter of sharks by recently stripping naked for an anti-shark net awareness poster against shark nets on the KwaZulu-Natal coast.
Scientists have discovered the ninth species of shark known to ‘walk’ across the ocean floor: if we can call it ‘walking’.
All the Western leopard toad wants to do is get down and dirty at a toady breeding party. Unfortunately the treacherous journey to breeding grounds has put it on the endangered list.
When my dad taught me to drive, he stressed that drivers should never put their lives in danger by swerving to avoid a small animal on the road. But I can’t help myself…