Migration on the Move: 20 May

The enormous mega herd is still stationed in the the central Serengeti, with the majority of the wildebeest scattered between Vilima Saba (7 Hills) and the Maasai Kopjes.
&Beyond’s two semi-permanent Serengeti Under Canvas camps are perfectly positioned at Seronera, close to all the action.
Heavy rain continues in the northwestern reaches of the park and our teams anticipate that this will entice the herds to move up to the Western Corridor in two weeks’ time.
Once they reach the Western Corridor,

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andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve takes a drastic stand against Rhino Poaching

One rhino is killed every seven hours. It is estimated that, if the poaching crises continues on its current trend, rhinos could be extinct as early as 2020, a mere four years from now. The need to protect this precious population is dire.
&Beyond has invested heavily in stringent security measures at all of our reserves in South Africa; however, in response to unrelenting pressure from poachers and as part of our strategy to preserve our rhino numbers, the time

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‘We are Africa’ Conservation Lab – a real shape-shifting event!

When I was asked to meet Ryan and Serge at our office in Johannesburg, as our CEO couldn’t make the meeting, I was really intrigued to hear what they were planning. I had never heard of an ‘un- conference’ before and was very sceptical of the new formats’ ability to facilitate real dialogue. From this first meeting Ryan and Serge displayed a commitment to get real and meaningful dialogue going, and that was exactly what was achieved. It has been

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Tiger and Wildlife Conservation Success in India

The current news that tiger numbers in India are increasing for the first time in 100 years is really encouraging. The conservation authorities at national and state level must be congratulated on this remarkable achievement.
We have also just received fantastic news that the gaur herd in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, which were reintroduced in 2010 and 2011, has grown steadily. I believe that the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has purchased and built two more wildlife transporters and that these

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Les featured on Channel News Asia

During my recent trip to Singapore, I was interviewed by Channel News Asia (Local Singapore broadcast) about the current state of poaching and some of our recent work in conservation. Take a look here!

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