Perhaps the most intriguing thing about SA’s most expensive land claim is that it should have never gone ahead at all.
With conservation sitting uneasily alongside redress in SA, attempts to ensure restitution for communities evicted from their land under apartheid – government-owned and private – have met with mixed success.
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.
Working with the community has been key to making the Singita Grumeti concession, next to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, a success — both for the wildlife and local residents.
I came to Tofo in search of mantas. I left without seeing any — but with a profound admiration for the Marine Megafauna Foundation’s efforts to save these remarkable creatures.