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.
Blog posts: Conservation
Conservation stories and projects that are helping to protect our environment, and what you can do to help.
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…
A team of marine salvors is working to prevent a leaking tank on cargo ship, Kiani Satu, from spilling oil off the Knysna coast. The Department of Environmental Affairs’ Oil Response Team team has boomed off the Goukamma estuary and parts of the Swartvlei estuary.
Recent reports point to the possible efficacy of the re-introduction of captive-bred lions in the fight against the continuing decline in numbers.
Two lion cubs have been born into the Kruger’s Ross Pride of lions which traverses the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. With population numbers in steep decline their survival is crucial, and already at stake.
Four men were arrested poaching rhino in the Kruger National Park on Thursday, said South African National Parks. This brings the number of people arrested for poaching in Kruger National Park to 67.
To raise awareness of the elephants’ plight, August 12 has been declared World Elephant Day. Getaway and Wilderness Safaris are giving you the chance to share your best elephant images and stand a chance to win a four-night safari into the heart of Zimbabwe.