Phinda Wildlife Research Project
PHINDA WILDLIFE RESEARCH PROJECT WORK WITH FIELD RESEARCHERS IN A BIG FIVE SAFARI RESERVE Few reserves in Africa have the biodiversity Phinda Game Reserve offers.
Phinda was pure heaven...
Volunteer returns to Africa...Christina Cooper shares her conservation diary... "Choosing a conservation project was the hardest obstacle to overcome All of us who work in some of the finest zoological parks and institutions still yearn to experience the splendor and glory of our charges in the wild.
White and Black Rhino Success at Phinda!
The black rhino declined drastically in the 1970s and 1980s due to poaching. To prevent extinction, many rhinos were translocated to fenced sanctuaries in the early 1990s.
Rip roaring facts about the African lion (Infographic)
Commonly referred to as the king of the jungle, Lions combine beauty with strength, and this makes them one of the most majestic animals in the world.
FAQS for ACE Wildlife Volunteering About your wildlife conservation placement Choosing your wildlife conservation placement International applications Safety in Southern Africa Placement costs Group placements Rhino Ratings explained ABOUT YOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PLACEMENT Do I need to be a student?
What Is Conservation Travel?
AFRICAN CONSERVATION: WHAT IS CONSERVATION TRAVEL? CONSERVATION TRAVEL IN AFRICA Conservation Travel does exactly what it says on the tin: It puts conservation before travel, and that is what makes it different to a safari, an overland tour or a round-the-world gap conservation travel experience.
When it's not just the thought that counts
How do you make sure that your “good cause” also has a good effect? Having good intentions and the heartfelt wish to do something good is as laudable as it can be dangerous.
The recent ITV series of “Animal Mums” has enjoyed great, and unsurprising, popularity. Who does not love footage of baby animals?
Will Hyenas Get the Last Laugh?
Ask people what their favorite African animals are, and you will often hear the same species mentioned: lions, elephants, rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs.
Fall in love with Africa - just one side effect of ACE volunteering
Africa gets under your skin. Everybody in ACE knows that only too well - for most of us, that’s why we love what we’re doing! And it’s wonderful to follow someone else through their journey from planning a trip to experiencing the country and wildlife first hand falling in love with Africa themselves.
Behind the scenes as a researcher in Africa
“I had always wanted to visit Africa for as long as I could remember so when the opportunity arose, I grabbed it.
Elephant Emotions - A Family Affair
Tuesday 1st November 2011 - My last day at Phinda “After a late night due to a rangers leaving party JR and I had to wake up at 3:30am for a hectic day of elephant capture! We had spent the past three days monitoring and following "One tusks" herd of 12 elephants, but today we could not pick them up.
South Africa is classified as one of the most important countries in terms of rhino conservation, specifically the white rhino.
Interfering with Nature or Vital Conservation?
Should humans interfere with nature? A complex question that has speculated debate across the globe.
Shimongwe volunteers Amy and Allison get up close to cheetah!
“Two weeks into our trip, we once again found ourselves on the plains of Phinda. With Wildebeest and Zebra being the main animals in our line of sight, we were all surprised when Chap called out “cheetah” and pointed into the distance.
2010 Celebrates The International Year Of Biodiveristy
The United Nations declared 2010 to be the International Year of Biodiversity. It is a celebration of life on earth and of the value of biodiversity for our lives.
Emails Home from Jenna
EMAILS HOME FROM JENNA GOLDBY Hi Everyone! We were sat watching a young lioness, had been there about 15 mins, about 20m away, when suddenly she got up and started walking straight towards us.