News releases
New partnership with African Wildlife Foundation
We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with African Wildlife Foundation (AWF.org), a conservation group working solely on the continent of Africa, to increase awareness about the issues that threaten Africa’s natural heritage and what AWF and its partners are doing to conserve the continent’s wildlife and habitats.
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Tracks of Giants collar deployed on Jumbo
October 2012
An elephant collar which travelled with the Tracks of Giants team throughout the 5,000 kilometre, 20 week journey through six countries earlier this year has been deployed on an elephant along the Kwando River in the heart of the Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) where elephants are known to move across international borders.
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Afrovibes 2012
The popular Afrovibes Festival returns to the UK this October for a series of dates in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool, Hereford, Lancaster and Nottingham.
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Tracks of Giants - End of the road marks the beginning of environmental change…
September 2012
Tracks of Giants, the epic conservation trek over 5000 kilometres through six southern African countries has come to an end. But the impact of the expedition will have a lasting effect for years to come.
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Tracks of Giants Journey - Another milestone reached as the team kayaks into Zambia

July 2012

After kayaking almost 350 kilometres down the waterways of northern Botswana, dodging hippos and crocs, walking  125 kilometres through the Chobe National Park from Savuti Marsh to Goha Gate, and then kayaking another 232 kilometres on the mighty Zambezi river, the Tracks of Giants team reached the waterfront on the edge of Livingstone, Zambia on Wednesday, July 11. This marked the end of the second kayak leg as well as the 2,500 kilometre half-way mark for the entire Tracks of Giants journey.

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Tracks of Giants journey reaches one-third milestone
Tracks of Giants is a five month, field-based nature conservation expedition following in the tracks of ancient elephant migration routes through six countries across southern Africa.
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Tracks of Giants Expedition
May 2012 - First leg of TRACKS of Giants expedition successfully completed.
Three weeks into the epic, five month Tracks of Giants expedition, the team is getting accustomed to the physical demands of the course as well as the harsh Namibian environment.
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Zimbabwe on the rise: The Upward Trend of Travel to the Destination
Encouraging news on Zimbabwe in recent years has been rare, but should the increased interest evident throughout 2011, as well as the positive upward trend of International tourists visiting the country continue, the future of Tourism for Zimbabwe in 2012 looks bright.
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Kenya park fees
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the custodian of Kenya’s national parks and reserves, has recently announced a rise in fees for foreign visitors, with immediate effect. 
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Air Zimbabwe
October 2011
Air Zimbabwe has confirmed the resumption of its flights following the resolution of an industrial dispute with its pilots.
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Ukusuta pack goes wild

September 2011

Great news! Shearwater Adventures and Rani Africa are delighted to announce that the Ukusuta Pack has succeeded in hunting for itself during its first weeks back in the bush.

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Wildlife Artist of the Year 2011 - David Filer
10th June 2011
A young artist from Zimbabwe was named the 2011 Wildlife Artist of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Mall Galleries in London on Monday 6th June.
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Victoria Falls welcomes the Ukusuta Wild Dog Pack

Painted Dogs, also known as African Wild Dogs, are unique to Africa and are among this continent's most endangered species.  It is estimated that a mere 3,000-5,000 remain as loss of habitat, diseases contracted from domestic dog populations, snares and hunting are having a devastating effect on populations.  It has been proven that the loss of just one dog can lead to the ruination of an entire pack.

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Yellow Fever Update for Zambia
The regulations regarding Yellow Fever certification for travellers between Zambia and South Africa (both directions) have changed with effect from June 1.The latest update is from Robin Pope Safaris.
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Two major milestones of African bird images and sound recordings
Two major milestones have been reached - the 2,000th species was loaded onto the African Bird Image Database (AFBID) of photographs and the 1,000th species onto xeno-canto Africa, the catalogue of shared bird sounds from Africa.
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Mozambique visa advice
Forward planning will save you money.
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Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2010
A stunning bronze of a polar bear entitled Sinking Feeling has won sculptor Adam Binder the prestigious title of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2010. The title, supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), comes with a cash prize of £10,000 generously donated by the exhibition sponsors.
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Wildlife artist of the Year 2009

Edition 47: Summer 2009

A stunning watercolour has won Australian artist Pamela Conder the prestigious title of Wildlife Artist of the Year 2009. The title, supported by the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), comes with a cash prize of £10,000, generously donated by the exhibition sponsors.

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Conservationist honoured

Edition 46: Spring 2009

David Shepherd, the renowned wildlife artist, conservationist and founder of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF), was recently presented with a CBE for services to conservation by The Prince of Wales at an investiture at Buckingham Palace.
 

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Zambia visa price plummets!

Edition 45: Winter 2008/9

Less than twelve months after they were controversially increased, the prices of Zambian visas have been slashed by the country’s new government administration. 

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Transfer window

Edition 44: Autumn 2008

The government of South African  has donated 160 elephants to Lusenga Plains National Park in Zambia’s Luapula province. Part of an ongoing restocking programme, the latest arrivals are joining hundreds of zebra, wildebeest and impala that have been moved into the park by the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA). Clement Siame, Secretary of Luapula called on ZAWA and local authorities in Luapula to ensure that the restocked animals are protected from poaching.

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Art for animals

Edition 44: Autumn 2008

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation recently welcomed art lovers at the Mall Galleries in London for an exhibition and auction of the top works shortlisted for the inaugural DSWF Wildlife Artist of the Year award. These selected entries ran alongside original works by three generations of the Shepherd family.

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Four for Le Quartier Francais

Edition 43: Summer 2008

For the fourth consecutive year South Africa’s Le Quartier Français has been recognised as one of the 50 Best Restaurants in the World by Restaurant Magazine UK.

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Intrepid Travel gets MAD

Edition 43: Summer 2008
Intrepid Travel has taken its commitment to responsible travel one step further with the introduction of Intrepid MAD (Make a Difference) projects.

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Fair Trade Sharks
Edition 42: Spring 2008

Dyer Island Cruises and their shark-diving arm Marine Dynamics have become the first cage-diving operation to receive certification from Fair Trade in Tourism South Africa (FTTSA). Besides whale watching and shark diving, they work extensively in marine conservation and support local communities with several education and craft projects. They operate from Gansbaai in the Western Cape, some 180km southeast of Cape Town.
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