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February 14, 2014

The Rhino Horn farming debate continues, as does the rhino poaching

Oh how I am fraught with angst! This morning I read an article No Trade in Rhino Horn by Jason Bell (Tourism Tatler) – a man who is at the coal face of anti-poaching initiatives. His resume reads: Dual role as Regional Director Southern Africa and of the Elephant Programme, Jason Bell is responsible for […]

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April 11, 2013

The Rhino Debate – To Trade or Not to Trade?

Caroline, a business colleague, has sent me a rebuttal to a blog post that I wrote regarding Rhino Horn Farming as a possible solution to stem the slaughter of rhino that is currently taking place in South Africa. I will agree that the thought of rhino being ‘farmed’ does not inspire, as these incredible grey […]

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March 21, 2013

Rhino Farming – is this a solution to curb poaching?

. I'm almost nervous to say the words 'rhino farming' – such an alien concept to me, when I am only used to thinking of rhino as wild creatures roaming free, but what animal is free in today's world, we've left so little land for wilderness and wildlife. Sitting in a crowded room last night […]

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February 15, 2013

Responsible Travel Week in the spirit of Ubuntu

    We're basically at the end of 'Responsible Travel Week' and I nearly missed it! In the sense that one needs to sometimes 'put a spoke in the hamster wheel' to slow down for a moment to give this truly valuable 'way-of-travel' due consideration. How are we incorporating responsible travel into our travel business? […]

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December 12, 2012

Our Beautiful Rhinos – One killed every 13.4 hours!

It has been some time since I have written anything pertaining to the rhino killing madness that is gripping South Africa. However today I received an update from the International Rhino Foundation, and I am still reeling from the shocking statistics. Every 13.4 hours a rhino is lost! As of today 618 rhinos have been […]

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South Africa: Madikwe / Addo Elephant / Kalahari Gemsbok / Timbavati / Sabi Sands / Hluhluwe

Botswana: Okavango Delta / Chobe

Zambia: South Luangwa

Namibia: Etosha / Sossusvlei

Tanzania: Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater

Kenya: Masai Mara