Author Archives: Jeff Barbee

A ‘dream team’ of scientists scaled Mount Lico and found a wealth of new species

Standing in a pit in the red soil of a mountaintop forest in northern Mozambique, Dr Simon Willcock was dirty but very excited. “Undisturbed forest is incredibly rare,” he said. “That is why we scaled a 125-metre-tall cliff with a pickaxe.” Willcock, from Bangor University in Wales, knew of no other rainforest in Africa that […]

Jeffrey Barbee tells of his wild dog experience in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania.

The Ruaha National Park about 130 km west of Iringa, Tanzania is known for its wild dog, lion, spotted hyena, East African cheetah and the African leopard. Working with Haley Jackson on a project in this beautiful part of our continent was a rare delight. My visit to the park was during the wet season […]

Alliance Earth educates and informs about the danger of plastic and how it does not only affect oceans and animals but human health as well

Did you know that plastic in many different forms is a known cancer risk? Like the feared BPA in water bottles, single use plastics break down into tiny pieces. These pieces can also cause serious long term harm, entering our food chain. Yuck! Recent Research has shown that of all the 8.3 billion metric tons […]

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Jeffrey Barbee, The Observer: Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life.

Abused and disadvantaged mothers and daughters are being honed into a squad of sharpshooters to save wildlife in the Zambezi valley. Learn more and support the Brave Ones by visiting their site. All Photos: Copyright Adrian Steirn – Follow him on instagram:  www.instagram.com/adriansteirn/ The black metal of the AR-15 rifle has worn silvery and shiny […]

Sustainable Seas Are Possible: The Marine Megafauna Foundation

The Marine Megafauna Foundation celebrates a successful program to help return fisheries to local management and help drive sustainable development, securing a long-term future for the fisher-people of Mozambique -By Anastasia Pashkovetskaya

Malawi Wood Cutters

Malawi Jails Loggers In First Case Of It’s Kind -With Reuters News Service

Last November, rangers in Malawi’s Lengwe National Park arrested 35 illegal loggers within the park boundaries as they felled timber with a half-million dollars worth of equipment.

Elephants Rock Around The (Tuli) Block -For The Daily Maverick

The Tuli Block in Botswana is one of the most geographically interesting places in Southern Africa. Separating it from South Africa is what Kipling called “The great grey green greasy Limpopo river, all set about with fever trees”, and for now this is still the case.