Nairobi conference to ‘beat pollution before it beats us’

Kenya and Rwanda are seen by the UN as exemplary in the fight against a deadly menace: pollution. An international meeting in Nairobi is trying to come up with a global strategy to protect humankind.

Africa vows to adopt good environmental practices from China

NAIROBI, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — African environmental ministers on Tuesday vowed to adopt China’s good environmental practices to help reduce the level of forest degradation and air pollution in the continent.

African protected area saving endangered megafauna

One of Africa’s last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.

EU donates millions to help save Africa’s wildlife

The European Union on Tuesday (5 December) donated €17.2 million as part of a €30m package to boost efforts in Eastern and Southern Africa to reduce the illegal killing of wildlife and the trafficking of related products.

Zambia’s King Lewanika Lodge is a Wild Safari Escape from the Ordinary

Nowhere in the world does glamping better than the beautiful safari lodges of Africa. Throw a stone in any safari-friendly country on the continent, and you’re likely to hit such a lodge in the middle of the savannah. Zambia’s brand new King Lewanika Lodge is no exception.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markel: The royal love affair with Africa

Botswana has played a central role in Prince Harry’s fairytale romance with the American actress Meghan Markle. It was after just two dates the already-smitten royal decided to whisk his future bride off to the country to enjoy five nights camping under the African stars.

Inside Africa’s first locally owned rhino conservation programme: ‘Sometimes they do charge.’

We’re out at the Sera Community Conservancy, ready to track the endangered black rhinos on the Saruni Rhino walking safari – Africa’s first community-owned and operated black rhino conservation project, which launched in February 2017.

Environmental monitors honoured

Camdeboo National Park’s nine Environmental Monitors, led by Sergeant James Maarman, received the CEO’s Award for Best Performing Ranger Post of the Year, after their regional win in the same category in August. Since their appointment, the team has been credited with practically eradicating any incidents of illegal activities within the Park’s borders.

The fragile balance of Namibia’s conservation policy – living with lions

Professor Keith Somerville looks at how Namibia, a country subject to periodic droughts with often little permanent water for wildlife or livestock, has gone much further than most African states to conserve its population of lions.