by Fortunate M. Phaka South Africa 1976: A group of young people take a stand against an oppressive education system. The event goes down in history as the Soweto Uprising and those young people become immortalised as one of the greatest youth movements South Africa and the world has ever seen. Their legacy lives on
The year is 2050 and the global population of wild lions is zero. After spending almost 4 weeks in South Africa hoping to see the mighty king of the jungle a tourist starts asking “What happened to the lions?” Despite warnings from experts and pleas from activists we could not save lions from going extinct.
Who was Cecil the Lion? Cecil was an African lion who roamed a national park in Zimbabwe. He was well liked by tourists for his distinctive mane, and he was the leader of a large pride that dominated certain areas within the park. He was a key player in maintaining environmental balance. And now that
A few weeks ago, an American tourist in one of South Africa’s Lion Parks lost her life when a lioness approached the vehicle and fatally wounded the victim. In an unfortunate situation, the victim, Katharine Chappell, was responsible for her own death as she leaned outside her vehicle to take a photo of the lioness,
Our world is made up of carefully balanced ecosystems, where different components rely on each other. With increasing human interference over the past decades, these natural cycles have been disrupted and destroyed. As wildlife starts disappearing from ecosystems, the whole system is thrown out of balance. This cycle can essentially be described as the trophic
Every year, thousands of tourists get caught in the trap that is cub petting. Captivated by the baby lions, tourists readily throw money at lion farms for the chance to get a photo and play with the cute and cooperative cubs. Even celebrities have been drawn in to the practice. Recently, Trevor Noah, a huge
On my first game drive in South Africa, I heard a gunshot in the distance. We were driving along a protected reserve, quietly observing the fauna and flora around us with our digital cameras. The shot was an abrupt reminder that not all areas of Africa were as peaceful as the one we were currently
Interview with Jamie Joseph, founder of savingthewild.com – empowering Global Citizens to be a force for good.
The fight to stop the senseless slaughter of our wildlife does not stop when our interns go home after spending a month living in the South African bush. Youth 4 African Wildlife partnered with former interns Kate Ochsman (2014 intern) and Mary Obeyd (January 2015 intern) to create a short documentary on the canned hunting of