Conservation

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    Great White Shark Behaviour

    Great White Sharks engage in a number of behavioural and social activities, ranging from courtship to complex social behaviour. White sharks are generally very curious; they display intelligence and they even socialize if the situation demands it. Below are a few common behaviours witnessed by White Shark Projects – a shark diving and shark research operator in Hermanus, which launches its excursion boats from Gansbaai in South Africa: Gaping Obviously, sharks do not have arms, legs, hands or feet. What they do have is a mouth, with sharp teeth. A…

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    The Economics Of The Illegal Wildlife Trade

    The illegal trade of animals or animal parts has become one of the most lucrative black market activities in the world. Driven by the promise of high-profit margins, poachers in Africa – namely militias, armed groups, and insurgent groups – have driven rhinos and elephants close to extinction, while murdering hundreds of park rangers in the process. NGOs and governments now face a race against time to reduce demand for, particularly in Asia, as well as to equip those on the frontline to fight a well-armed enemy. By David Smith.…

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    To Breed, to Dehorn or to Poison?

    The debate on how best to conserve Africa’s dwindling rhino population rages on. Is flooding the market with legally harvested rhino horn an option or is injecting poison into the horns of wild rhino a better option? Asks Des Langkilde. 1,657 Rhinos have been killed for their horns in South Africa alone since 2010 and despite the arrest of 717 poachers over the same period (refer table below), the illegal trade seems to have no end in sight. Rhino horn is prized for its use as an aphrodisiac and hangover…

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    Anti-Poaching: To Rescue or to Shoot Injured Wildlife?

    While on a game drive through a reserve in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, our tour group spotted two animals that had fallen victim to poaching snares. Both were still alive and lumbering through the bush in obvious pain and agony. What would the standard procedure be – to sedate the animal, remove the snare and treat its wounds or to shoot and put the animal out of its misery? By Des Langkilde. Understandably, such a decision would be based on the severity of the animal’s wounds but surely any effort that would increase…

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Tourist Attractions

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    Top 10 Unusual Attractions in South Africa

    South Africa’s.. Different Attractions South Africa is a lush country with diverse culture, cuisines, wildlife, and unmatched natural beauty. It is one of the most popular vacation destinations globally because the country is blessed with natural wonders, fantastic culture and cuisines. There are many things to do and see in South Africa, ranging from the incredible architecture and scenery, extraordinary coastline, beautiful beaches, and incredible coral reefs. Every part is worth exploring. However, South Africa has some of the weirdest and unusual site attractions you might never have heard of.…

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    8 Most Beautiful Beaches in Africa

    What are the 8 Most Beautiful Beaches in Africa? Africa is surrounded by multiple bodies of water, including the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the red and Mediterranean seas, and the Isthmus of Suez. With this said, it is no surprise that Africa has excellent beaches. In this post, I will give you a list of some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa. 1.  Tamarin Bay, Mauritius A visit to Tamarin Bay is an absolute must for surfers. Located on the western coast of Mauritius, Tamarin Bay is considered one…

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    Things You May Not Know About South Africa and Why You Should Visit

    Whenever you hear Africa, you’d probably hear about South Africa because it is believed to be the heart of Africa. You might have heard many fantastic things about the country, but here we will educate you on some of the exciting places in South Africa that never cease to amaze Travelers and Tourists. Before that, let’s look into some of the interesting facts of what South Africa is famously known for and why make your trip an awe-inspiring one. South Africa is the leading manufacturer of platinum globally, and Johannesburg,…

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    Akon Secures $6 Billion Contract To Build His Crypto City In Africa

    United States engineering company KE International has awarded a $6 billion contract to Senegal’s Senegalese-American singer and entrepreneur Akon to create a crypto-currency region. Akon says his city would resemble Wakanda in more respects than just his futuristic appearance from the Marvel hit movie Black Panther. U.S. engineering company KE International recently won Akon a $6 billion contract to construct Senegal’s Akon Town. Earlier, the company said it had already secured $4 billion from investors for the first two phases of the construction of Akon City. In January, Akon first…

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    Review: KZN South Coast Multi-Trail Park and KwaXolo Caves

    Tourism Tattler put an Isuzu B-Max through its paces along the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trail Park4x4 trail. Here's what we found.

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