Category Archives: Endangered species

Fracking The Okavango

American frackers want to develop a large oil and gas development along the ecologically sensitive and protected area that feeds the Okavango Delta with water.

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 […]

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Dive into the world of the threatened manta ray with marine scientist Michelle Carpenter.

The alarm blares loudly at 6:30 but I am usually already awake; excited to get out on the water. I grab my scuba gear, camera and research equipment, and hop onto my little motorbike. Somehow I’ve mastered the Indonesian tradition to fit as many items as possible onto a scooter, and ride off into town. […]

white rhino and her calf

Coal Mining Threatens World’s Greatest Rhino Sanctuary

The surface of a pool near the Imfolozi river ripples as a white rhino, its young calf close by, lowers its mouth to drink. Rhinos have roamed the Earth in such a way for 40 million years. Humans, by comparison, are new kids on the block. Yet it is modern man that threatens to drive […]

Female Anti-Poaching Team in South Africa Saves Rhinos

  This is part of our current partnership with the UK Guardian, LinkTV.org and public television station KCET By Jeffrey Barbee Excerpted from the UK Guardian, February 2015 The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women. The Black Mambas are all young […]