Category Archives: Poaching

Pangolin awareness is gaining momentum…. Jewellery, Literature and Paintings..This is “How We Roll!”

Pangolins are on a roll in this blog…. endangered and trafficked  world-wide for food, magic and medicine, they NEED our help! The work of Lisa Hywood of the Tikki Hywood Trust in Zimbabwe, is never ending….. conservation, education and legislation challenges abound…. … Continue reading

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Ian Craig…OBE Honour for a man who truly honours wildlife and conservation…

  One of our dearest friends, a conservationist of extreme dedication, Ian Craig, was awarded a prestigious Order of the British Empire last week by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to conservation and security to communities in Kenya………. … Continue reading

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Deeper, and deeper, into Africa!

The HAC Caravan lifts effortlessly and we wing our way over the neat cluster of high rise buildings that puncture Harare’s CBD, surrounded in the south by sprawling fast growing hi-density suburbia- row upon row of little box houses standing … Continue reading

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Tracker Dogs in Gonarezhou, protecting our elephants…

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge has a wonderful variety of elephant sightings to offer guests… From the Lodge and room balconies we often see these gorgeous animals crossing the great Save River….often with tiny babies helped along through deep water by … Continue reading

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“That Lonely Thorn Tree” revisited…where to from here for African rhinos?

In 2008, my story “That Lonely Thorn Tree” was published by Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes, (she who wrote that awesome book, Women Who Run With The Wolves”…). SADLY, not much has changed since I wrote this story (reproduced in bold type … Continue reading

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Pangolins galore! Pangolin Art, Pangolin food…the edible kind…..at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge held a fun “Focus on Kids” weekend, also focussing on endangered Pangolins! Sarah Savory has written a fabulous book…. Guests at Chilo love that pretty theme food that the Chilo chefs come up with…….! Pangolin Bread: … Continue reading

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Baobabs and Wire; Elephants and Mud

Early morning on the deck at Chilo leads into a fabulous day of exploring the newly wet Gonarezhou…on the lookout for our guests favorite animal…Elephants!….today strangely absent today from the landscape! They must have moved far and wide with the little … Continue reading

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Baby rhino “George”, born in about the same month as his namesake, Prince George

September 2013, Chairman of Lowveld Rhino Trust, Clive Stockil, was awarded the Prince William Award for Conservation in Africa by the Prince himself, who has been the Royal Patron for Tusk Trust since 2005. This was the first time that … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Wild Dogs, Dressed for Success!

African Wildlife Conservation Fund….Dressed for Success! Have a look at our revamped vehicle for our Gonarezhou Predator Project education team. Taking wildlife to the people! Not only is the vehicle fun and exciting for the children, but it depicts much … Continue reading

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Tusk Trust and Prince William; real rhinos, knitted rhinos, wooden rhinos….!

Tusk Trust and Prince William are a force to be reckoned with….! 25 years of tireless efforts on behalf of endangered African wildlife such as rhinos, elephants and wild dogs culminated in a glittering dinner event hosted by Prince William … Continue reading

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