We are a community newspaper based in Hoedspruit, South Africa, that has its bias towards wildlife and conservation. We aim to have local, original, and relevant content that is both thought provoking and educational. We also strive to maintain a high standard of journalism.
The town of Hoedspruit is renowned as one of the safest towns in our country, and it is through the activities of both Farm Watch and Town Watch that bear testimony to this fact.
Powered by the Field Guides Association of southern Africa (FGASA) and hosted by Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kimberlee Le Hanie became the first woman to win the prestigious Safari Guide of the Year competition.
When John Hume put his 2 000 rhinos up for auction in April, he didn’t receive a single bid. Last month, the NGO African Parks announced it would purchase the world’s largest population of privately owned white rhinos, which will be ‘rewilded’ over 10 years.
Wildlife crime often goes unreported, and when it does make headlines, coverage frequently varies from the lurid to the lacklustre. And in South Africa, the public discourse on it all generally focuses on poached rhinos, pangolins and snared wildlife.
A very special thank you goes out to Marie Helm and Barney van Dyk, for coordinating and managing the pump clean up project.
Foods once considered medicine have been neglected by the South African population; leaving a nutrition, sustainable diet and food security gap – these challenges resulting in one and a half million deaths in the country, a study released in the context of World Food Day has found.
Christopher Tosi’s #86daysinkruger is a journey of one man’s experience living in the wilderness of Kruger National Park, which started on 29 June 2022. Chris is still in the Kruger, ten months later, documenting every moment of every day on Instagram with stories showcasing the jewel of South Africa to the world, with the aim of raising R8.6 million for Smile Foundation South Africa.
The writing’s on the wall: If we don’t find innovative ways to channel finance into conservation, we will not be able to reverse the decline of our endangered species or meet our ambitious (but vital) international conservation commitments. And SA’s first tax incentive for threatened species such as rhino, lion and endangered plants might just be the solution.