Setting sights on South African animals: climate change and wildlife

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie Africa is home to around a quarter of the world’s biodiversity. But, it’s also bearing the brunt of the effects of the climate crisis.  How has climate change affected African wildlife, and how are animals adapting to changes in their environment? Let’s find out.  What is the climate crisis? The African context...

How environmental research jobs in South Africa pack a punch

Some images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19.  BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie Environmental research jobs are key to tackling the many challenges facing Earth’s natural spaces. In South Africa, environmental researchers drive some of the most impactful and complex conservation efforts in the world.  Here’s more about what environmental jobs in South Africa are all about...

Safari guide courses that’ll set you up for success

Photo by: Taya Maasch Some images in this article were taken pre-COVID-19.  BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie Deciding to become a safari guide is fairly simple for any nature enthusiast. But with so many safari guide courses to choose from, picking the right one  for you can be tricky. You want to gain all the theory, skills...

A World Rhino Day quiz: What type of rhino would you be?

Photo by: Donald Fraser BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie Celebrate World Rhino Day by finding out which of the world’s rhinos you have the most in common with! Completing our World Rhino Day quiz will also teach you some rhino facts and fill you in on more about one of the world’s most endangered species. And this...

How the world celebrates World Rhino Day

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie World Rhino Day comes around on 22 September every year, and while it’s all about rhino conservation, there seem to be many different ways of celebrating it. This day, to honour the rhino, was established in 2010. Since then, people across the world have come up with interesting ways to put rhinos...

Ten interesting rhino facts

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie Can you name ten interesting rhino facts that don’t have to do with rhino species’ endangered statuses? Well, we’ve got you covered. Rhinos have been in the spotlight for years because of their declining numbers and vulnerability to poaching.  But we’re starting to see some rhino population numbers rising, and there are...

The importance of plants in ecology and field guiding

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie What’s the importance of plants in ecology and field guiding? Well, field guiding and ecology both depend on nature, and there would be no nature without plants!  Natural spaces don’t just need plants because they bring splashes of colour to the outside world. There are tons of plant functions that are essential...

Interesting facts about lions and World Lion Day

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie World Lion Day – celebrated annually on 10 August – is all about lion conservation and getting the word out with interesting facts about lions. You’ve seen lions in movies, maybe had a stuffed toy lion as a kid, or even got a glimpse of lions in their natural habitats while on...