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...

Terrific facts about the different types of tortoises

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie There are tons of different types of tortoises on Earth and even more tortoise facts that you can learn to get up to speed on every species! From how they smell to where they live, tortoises aren’t as plain and simple as you may think. Here are some facts about tortoises that’ll...

Geology’s role in safaris

BY: Darryn Murray, trainer at the Bushwise Mahlahla campus  So, your holiday is planned. You’re off on safari to one of Africa’s many wonderful game reserves, or national parks.  How will having an understanding of geology help you to find the ever elusive leopard, a particular bird species or maybe even the very sought after...

Ten of the best World Environment Day quotes

BY: Tasneem Johnson-Dollie How can you honour World Environment Day? By reading ten of the best World Environment Day quotes to get inspired to get out into the field!  World Environment Day comes about on 5 June every year and it’s all about promoting environmental awareness and encouraging everyone to add to environmental conservation.  Let’s...