Carlisle on Conservation
Spreading the word about rhinos and making a difference in Singapore
September 3, 2015
In August I was invited to go to Singapore to attend a fundraising initiative run by one of our travel partners, Quotient TravelPlanner, in support of our incredible Rhinos Without Borders initiative. See below to view an interview with me in Quotient’s TQ Magazine, which includes some of &Beyond’s conservation victories, my role in over 40 000 animal relocations in two decades and a bit about who I am.
The Wildly Successful Immigration Expert
“For someone who has been
Now you can see what happens at a rhino notching
August 19, 2015
Did you know that &Beyond offers guests the chance to take part in our ongoing rhino conservation initiatives in South Africa? Our once in a lifetime rhino notching experience allows an up close and personal interaction with these highly endangered giants.
Guests have the opportunity to witness the darting of a rhino and assist a veterinary team to notch the sedated rhino’s ear for research and security monitoring before releasing it back into the wild.
These ear notches enable researchers
Crested Barbet feeding on termites and other sightings
July 22, 2015
I’ve seen amazing congregations of birds at termite eruptions over the years, feeding on termites as they repair their mounds but this was the first time that I had the privilege of viewing a crested barbet dining on a termite mound.
The constant source of protein made the barbet quite focussed, to the point where it allowed us to approach without changing its behaviour. He reminded me of a teenage schoolboy feasting in a fast food restaurant, just eat and
World-class viewing of wild dog’s at &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve
July 20, 2015
Probably the most exciting thing about going to the bush is the constant element of surprise!
During my last visit to &Beyond’s Ngala Safari Lodge and Ngala Tented Camp, we had the privilege of viewing the wild dog pack that is currently denning in the reserve.
As with all game drives in the bush, the journey is as important as the destination. We saw a massive elephant bull slowly following a breeding herd of elephants, within 200m of the wild
Wildlife security starts with simple communication and ends with sophisticated radio telemetry
July 1, 2015
Securing Africa’s Wildlife is a really challenging and multi-faceted activity. Security starts with regulations, laws and, in turn, their applications. The next, and most important, layer is the type of information provided to the network. This layer includes the formal systems of the national security as well as information provided by local networks, which help to create an overall picture. The strength and commitment of the state institution is also the cornerstone for these protection initiatives and needs a really