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Are Baines’ Baobabs in trouble?

Are Baine's Baobabs in Botswana dying? I have been lucky to visit these amazing trees many times in the last 10 years or so. To me, it appears as if they are in bad shape. The furthest of them all appears to be leaning over [...]

July 28th, 2023|Tags: , |

Primates of Rwanda

(all text and images belong to Nic Proust) unless otherwise stated. Activity prices are quoted as they were at end November 2022) - for any enquiries or if you would like to book a (privately guided) safari to Rwanda, please contact me at   [...]

January 13th, 2023|Tags: , |

Ban trophy hunting debate: why change is needed

In the initial article by pro trophy hunting lobbyist and scientist, Amy Dickman, she looks at the potential problems with banning the activity. Here I suggest that she has omitted many important points on this vast subject. I also suggest that she is looking at [...]

August 10th, 2022|

Leopard hunting in Botswana – solution, or a band-aid on a bigger problem?

Leopard hunting in Botswana – solution or is it just a band-aid on a bigger problem? Last night I posted a photo of a recent leopard hunt in Botswana. It was met with mixed reactions and lots of comments and direct messages but it raised [...]

July 14th, 2022|Tags: |

Killing off Africa’s Last Big Tuskers. An open Letter to Robbie Kruger of Blood Origins

An open letter to Robbie Kroger of Blood Origins, Hi Rob how can you lie so badly and still keep a straight face? How can you get up in the morning, look yourself in the mirror and really believe you are telling the truth to [...]

April 16th, 2022|

In Search of the Arabian Leopard…

I have been contracted by Panthera as one of a group of field technician in search of this elusive and almost extinct subspecies of leopard. Our goal is to establish the presence of the Arabian leopard and other wildlife in Saudi Arabia - at almost [...]

October 17th, 2021|Tags: |

1 Million Butterflies

Welcome to the largest collection of African butterflies in the world !!     What a great privilege it was to be hosted by the legend Steve Collins in Nairobi and spend a few hours admiring and learning so much about the fascinating world of [...]

September 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , |

Cyclone Eloise to bring more big rain??

Summer of 2020/1 has brought huge rains across most of Southern Africa with some areas seeing their best rainfall in decades. This is amazing news for drought stricken regions which have been gripped by extremely dry conditions for years. Finally now in Southern Namibia and [...]

January 19th, 2021|Tags: , , |

4 suspected rhino poachers/fishermen killed on the Chobe!

4 suspected rhino poachers have been killed in a cross border skirmish at Sedudu island on the Chobe late at night on the 5th of August - almost as a direct consequence of what happens in the middle of a tourism hotspot when there are [...]

November 9th, 2020|Tags: , , |

World Lemur Day!

30 October is World Lemur Day! Did you know there are well over 100 species of lemur? They are of course only found in Madagascar and are split into 7 families from the largest being the Indri to the smallest being the mouse lemurs of [...]

October 30th, 2020|Tags: , |