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Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Wildlife Crime

Creating safe havens for pangolins

As we commemorate the 10th Annual World Pangolin Day on 20 February 2021, we are reminded of the plight of these uniquely beautiful scaly anteaters. As a result of being relentlessly poached for their scales, food, medicine, trophies or even as pets, pangolins are the most illegally trafficked wild animal on the planet and all eight species are categorised under the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List, as either critically endangered,...

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Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Leopard Protection Programme, Wildlife Crime

Hope for the world’s most persecuted large cat

Saving Spots, a leopard protection project that has been running in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area since 2018, has had significant successes in working with local communities to save the species from...

Great Limpopo TFCA, Leopard Protection Programme, Lubombo TFCA, Rhino Protection Programme, Wildlife Crime

Victory for counter-trafficking K9 unit

On 10 November 2020, Mozambique Police, with the support of the National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC) Canine Unit, apprehended a Vietnamese citizen who was attempting to smuggle wildlife products to southeast Asia....

Malawi Zambia TFCA, Nyika National Park, Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve, Wildlife Crime

Ministry against wildlife crime

The Minister officially closed the six weeks training of 12 Intelligence and Investigation Officers, from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, that work in and around Nyika National Park and Vwaza Marsh...

Rhino Protection Programme, Wildlife Crime

Wildlife Zones to protect all of South Africa’s rhino

South Africa’s multitude of public and private rhino custodians are coming together like never before in an initiative that will see all South African rhino being protected as a single national herd. ...

Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Leopard Protection Programme, Luengue-Luiana National Park, Mavinga National Park, Ngonye Falls Community Partnership Park, Rhino Protection Programme, Simalaha Community Conservancy, Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Wildlife Crime

Five countries unite against wildlife crime

The five Partner States of the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) - Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe – have joined forces to defend their borders against those who seek to...

Banhine National Park, Great Limpopo TFCA, Kavango Zambezi TFCA, Limpopo National Park, Lubombo TFCA, Malawi Zambia TFCA, Maputo Special Reserve, Nyika National Park, Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve, Simalaha Community Conservancy, Sioma Ngwezi National Park, Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve, Wildlife Crime, Zinave National Park

Conservation guardians

This World Ranger Day, we take a moment to recognise the work being done by rangers across southern Africa to protect our conservation areas.

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