A pithy primer.

South Africa has no shortage of problems facing its astonishingly rich biodiversity, from climate change and habitat encroachment to pollution and poaching. Skills and knowledge are required to meet these challenges, and helping to address the shortage of both is the Skukuza Science Leadership Initiative (SSLI), a state-of-the art science facility in the Kruger National Park’s administrative hub.

An exhilarating aerial safari in Zambia’s Kafue National Park.

Two weeks of physical labour left me with far more than just dirt under my fingernails.

A year of rewarding reading.

Favourites from a year of listening.

An interview with World War Two historian Sir Antony Beevor.